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C.J. Brown Injury Update: Terrapins Quarterback Was Medically Cleared To Return, But Held Out By Head Coach

The Maryland Terrapins were manhandled by the Florida State Seminoles Saturday afternoon, losing 41-16 in the Sunshine State. To make matters worse, starting quarterback C.J. Brown was knocked out of the game early in the second half after a vicious hit by Florida State's Nigel Bradham. Brown reappeared on the sideline not too long after the hit, and looked like he was ready to play. And apparently, according to Brown himself, he was medically cleared to come back in, but coach Randy Edsall kept him out of the game and stuck with replacement Danny O'Brien. Via Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun:

C.J. Brown said he was medically cleared to return to FSU game. But Terps coach Edsall simply decided to stick with Danny O'Brien.
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The problem of course for Brown, now that we know he is healthy (or so are told) is that O'Brien replaced him and played well in relief. OK, as well as you can play when your team gets hammered by 25 points. O'Brien had a five-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter, and finished nine of 18 on the day for 180 yards and a touchdown through the air. It will be interesting to see how the head robot, er, coach handles this budding quarterback "conversation" throughout the week.

What is it about the D.C. metro area and quarterback carousels?

For more on the aftermath of Maryland vs. Florida State, visit this StoryStream. For more on the Terps, head on over to Testudo Times, and for a view from behind enemy lines, try Tomahawk Nation and SB Nation Tampa Bay.