Maryland Coach Randy Edsall said in his Sunday teleconference with reporters that he has not reinstated wide receivers Ronnie Tyler and Quintin McCree, both of whom were suspended indefinitely after Tyler was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with second-degree assault. McCree, who police said was not involved in the altercation, was present at the scene early Thursday morning. While they are suspended, Edsall said, the senior duo will be able to practice.
“There is no time frame,” Edsall said regarding their return to game action. “They have to regain my trust for what they did. I don’t know, it could be two weeks, it could be four weeks, it could be six weeks, it could be the whole season. It is going to be dependent on them and if they can show me that they can be trusted and they can do everything that is supposed to be done, then they will have the opportunity to be back on the field. If it’s important to them and they show me they are willing to do everything the right way, that’s A to Z academically, socially, football-wise, then they will have the opportunity.
“So the ball is in their court, in terms of how bad do they want to be part of this team. If they do, they’ll be given another opportunity. If they don’t, then that opportunity won’t be there.”
Regarding ACC expansion — the league officially announced Sunday the addition of Syracuse and Pittsburgh — Edsall said: “From the standpoint of the leadership of the ACC, which includes the commissioner, the presidents, the athletic directors and the faculty athletic reps, if they feel that those are situations that make us better, then I am all for it. I am a graduate of Syracuse and I am glad to see that things have worked out for them in terms of what they felt was in the best interest of the university. Having played against Pittsburgh being in the Big East, it brings two quality football programs and institutions here to the conference.
“We will look forward to competing against them. I think they are two fine additions and I applaud and commend the leadership for being proactive and trying to do what’s in the best interest of the ACC to make the ACC as strong as we possibly can. I like people who are proactive.”