Maryland Football: Randy Edsall Loses Danny O'Brien in Latest Flood of Transfers

Blake SilversAnalyst IIIFebruary 13, 2012

COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 24: Quarterback Danny O'Brien #5 of the Maryland Terrapins jogs off the field during the second half of the game against the Temple Owls at Byrd Stadium on September 24, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. Temple defeated Maryland 38-7. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Maryland football has lost nearly an entire recruiting class worth of football players since Randy Edsall arrived in College Park.  

In the latest group of lost players announced Monday, the Terps have lost a key piece to their offense in redshirt sophomore quarterback Danny O'Brien.  

In a statement, Edsall said:  “I’m disappointed by Danny’s decision.  Danny told me that he’s not committed to our program, that he’s not "all in." I want what’s best for all of our players. Danny wants a fresh start elsewhere. I wish him well.” 

O'Brien has two years of eligibility left, due to redshirting his first year at Maryland.  Now it is simply a wait-and-see situation as to what programs may be interested in picking up this free agent.  

In a move that has been somewhat expected for some time, O'Brien's departure is at least a temporary setback for the Terripins, who also lost offensive lineman Max Garcia and linebacker Mario Rowson on Monday.  

Regarding Garcia, Edsall stated:  “Max showed great promise, but after two seasons in College Park, Max is still homesick. He wants to transfer to a school closer to home so his family can see him play.”  

Garcia, being from Norcross, Ga., is apparently searching for schools in the area who are interested in his services.  

Though Edsall has brought in what he feels is an outstanding recruiting class—which includes highly sought after wideout Stefon Diggs—he'll need to find a way to plug up the transfer hole in his ship before he goes sinking to the bottom of the nearby Potomac.