Aug 30, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins running back Albert Reid (5), linebacker Matt Robinson (40) and wide receiver Jacquille Veii (34) lead the team onto the field prior to the game against the James Madison Dukes at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports
Stefon Diggs, gone. C.J. Brown, gone. Deon Long, gone. Darius Kilgo, gone. And the list goes on and on.
The Maryland football program underwent a few drastic roster changes this offseason, which will probably make the 2015-16 an uphill battle for the Terps. This team has lost players to graduation, transfer, and injury. As a result of these changes, Maryland is not realistically expected to play a factor in the Big Ten Conference in the upcoming season.
Even though this team has lost a great deal of its talent from a season ago, there is never an appropriate time for a pity party in Division I college football. The Terps need to muster up enough to at least be competitive in a season where they’re already being counted out.
With a number of positions essentially up for grabs in 2015, there are young players on this roster who will finally be getting the opportunity to shine and make their marks on the Big Ten.
Here’s a look at five players who can have breakout years for the Terps this season.