Some Maryland football notes after a long afternoon at Gossett Team House, where Coach Randy Edsall sat down with reporters on Friday.
— Defensive back-linebacker Desmond Kearse (academics) is no longer with the Maryland football program.
— Wide receiver Nigel King is “good to go,” Edsall said. King, a freshman, had what amounted to a redshirt year last season after he was declared ineligible to play by the NCAA clearinghouse.
O’Brien, who broke his non-throwing arm against Notre Dame, will be limited in spring practice, which begins March 10. Edsall said there is “just some concern from a contact standpoint, but they don’t get hit in spring anyhow.”
Those who will be out for spring practice – the spring game is April 21 – include Tyrek Cheeseboro (knee), Makinton Dorleant (knee), Nick Ferrara (labral tear in right hip), Kenny Tate (knee) and Pete White (shoulder).
Regarding Tate, Edsall said, “He probably won’t be ready until August.”
— Defensive line coach Greg Gattuso has been named assistant head coach.
— Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley’s recruiting territories include Prince George’s County, D.C., Southern Maryland, Tampa and Orlando. Defensive coordinator Brian Stewart will handle Northern Virginia and the east coast of Florida.
What’s everyone think of the personnel updates?