Ken Montgomery Jr., a four-star high school cornerback from Tampa, Fla., signed his letter of intent to play for Maryland Wednesday morning, picking the Terrapins over Louisville and Nebraska.
Montgomery was Maryland's fifth four-star signing this year, the school's third recruit in the ESPN 300 and, oddly, the only player coach D.J. Durkin signed on National Signing Day.
HUNTINGTON — Marshall defensive coordinator Chuck Heater is leaving his position with the Herd to join the staff at Maryland, sources confirmed on Thursday afternoon.
It is expected that Heater will be involved with the secondary — most likely the safeties — for the Terrapins under head coach D.J. Durkin, although that has not yet been confirmed.
The NCAA's new rule on a 10th assistant coach goes into play on Jan. 9, which could play a factor in Heater's position.
HUNTINGTON - Marshall University football defensive coordinator Chuck Heater is leaving the Thundering Herd after five seasons to accept a coaching position at the University of Maryland, sources confirmed Thursday.
It is expected Heater will be involved with the secondary - most likely the safeties - for the Terrapins under head coach D.J. Durkin, although that has not been confirmed.
Last season, Maryland ranked No. 122 in scoring defense with opponents averaging 38.9 points per game.
Jonathan Taylor eyes 1,000, No. 5 Wisconsin hosts Maryland
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Taylor keeps reaching impressive goals with every yard that he gains in an impressive freshman season at Wisconsin.
A whole new set of landmarks are within reach for the Big Ten's leading rusher when the fifth-ranked Badgers host Maryland on Saturday.
Badgers football: Maryland working to stay afloat with 3rd-string quarterback
In most cases, losing two quarterbacks to season-ending injuries before October is a death sentence for college football teams.
It’s been an up-and-down ride, but Maryland’s offense has managed to remain relatively productive despite the loss of Tyrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill.
Third-string quarterback Max Bortenschlager owns a 1-2 record in three games as the Terrapins’ starter, completing 48.7 percent of his passes for 425 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions during that time.
Johnson’s big run lifts Maryland over Minnesota, 31-24
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Bortenschlager is a third-stringer no longer. With Maryland's top two quarterbacks out for the season, Bortenschlager is now the man for the Terrapins.
He will get no arguments from Minnesota.
Bortenschlager threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score and Ty Johnson's 34-yard touchdown run with 1:10 to play lifted Maryland to a 31-24 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.
BIG TEN SPOTLIGHT: 10-2 start has more shine than 2016 mark
The Big Ten went 10-2 in nonconference play last week. It was the same number of losses it had on opening weekend a year ago.
The difference was four FCS teams served as first-week fodder in 2016. There were none this year, and the Big Ten is better off for it.