Coach Randy Edsall said Maryland will be the first in the country to use an Under Armour football this season during games. "It’s called the 695," he said. "They call it that because it can get you around the Baltimore beltway (I-695) faster than you can drive."
Maryland is strongly considering asking head football coach Ralph Friedgen to retire and accept a buyout, according to multiple sources.
Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson said Friday he would not address whether Friedgen was guaranteed to return in 2011. Anderson was addressing reporters on the departure of James Franklin, who took the head coaching job at Vanderbilt on Friday.
Sources said that former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach would be the leading candidate to replace Friedgen if he is forced into retirement, with former Washington coach Tyrone Willingham and current New Mexico coach Mike Locksley also candidates for the job.
In parts of six games, O'Brien is 56-for-108 (51.9 percent) for six touchdowns and three interceptions. Robinson has played in four games, completing 21 of 44 (47.7 percent) for 308 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.