Greetings from Byrd Stadium, where the Maryland football team‘s annual spring game kicks off at 7 p.m. The players have been divided into the White Team, coached by offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, and the Red Team, led by defensive coordinator Brian Stewart.
At stake, apparently, is pride plus a meal of shrimp and steak. Losers get beans and franks.
Eight players are definitively listed as out for the spring game: QB C.J. Brown (ACL), RB Wes Brown (labrum/ankle), WR Levern Jacobs (labrum), DL Andre Monroe (knee), LS Christian Carpenter (ACL), QB Perry Hills (ACL), LB Matt Robinson (shoulder), QB Caleb Rowe (ACL). Although, Jacobs is on the turf right now running routes and catching passes.
Center Evan Mulrooney (hip) and tight end Dave Stinebaugh (ankle) have been nicked up over the past few weeks, so it wouldn’t shock if both were limited in the game or sat altogether. Both have backups (Steven Grommer and P.J. Gallo) available on their respective sides.
The full roster breakdown is below, in case you were interested. Looks like the first-team offense will work under Locksley on the White Team, while the first-team defense suits up for the Red Team. A few interesting items of note:
>> Sean Davis and A.J. Hendy, currently fighting for the second starting safety spot, are on the same team.
>> Mulrooney, locked in competition with Sal Conaboy, is on the Red Team with the backup offense. Conaboy is on the White Team.
>> Daniel Adams is now listed as a wide receiver. He was a co-backup tight end on the depth chart, but has been working out with the wide receivers all spring.
>> With Christian Carpenter sidelined (torn ACL), Greg Parcher is pulling double duty at long snapper.
>> Wide receivers Regis Whittington and Tejiri Ehrie are on the same team and both wear No. 24.
>> Game format: Four 15-minute quarters, with the possibility of running clock in the second half.
QB: Ricardo Young
RB: Brandon Ross, Joe Riddle
FB: Tyler Cierski
WR: Stefon Diggs, Nigel King, Deon Long, James Bowman
TE: Dave Stinebaugh, P.J. Gallo
OL: Sal Conaboy, Andrew Zeller, De’Onte Arnett, Nick Klemm, Michael Dunn, Mike Madaras
DL: Justin Anderson, Ty Tucker, Azubuike Ukandu, Nate Clarke, Alex Walker, Joe Rosenblatt
LB: Shawn Petty, Avery Thompson, Brock Dean, Abner Logan, Clarence Murphy
DB: Tony Perry, Isaac Goins, Undray Clark, Alvin Hill, Rashid Conteh, Zach Dancel
P/PK: Brad Craddock, Sam Retzky, Michael Tart
LS: Greg Parcher
Injured: C.J. Brown, Wes Brown, Levern Jacobs, Andre Monroe
QB: Dustin Dailey
RB: Albert Reid, Kenneth Goins Jr.
WR: Tyrek Cheeseboro, Regis Whittington, Teijiri Ehrie, Daniel Adams, Malcolm Culmer, Amba Etta
TE: Brian McMahon
OL: Evan Mulrooney, Ryan Doyle, Stephen Grommer, Jake Wheeler, Silvano Altamirano, Gary Harraka, Maurice Shelton
DL: Roman Braglio, Keith Bowers, Darius Kilgo, Quinton Jefferson
LB: Alex Twine, Marcus Whitfield, Cole Farrand, Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil, L.A. Goree, Bradley Johnson
DB: Jeremiah Johnson, A.J. Hendy, Sean Davis, Anthony Nixon, Dexter McDougle, Will Likely
PK: Brendan Magistro
P/PK: Nathan Renfro
LS: Greg Parcher
Injured: Christian Carpenter, Perry Hills, Matt Robinson, Caleb Rowe