After starting the year 4-0 and having everyone marvel at the turnaround they had made, you could not have penned out a worse-case scenario for the Maryland Terrapins in the second half of the season.
First, and by no fault of their own, they have suffered a myriad of injuries. They lost QB C.J. Brown for a bit, and are without both their start wide receivers, Deon Long and Stefon Diggs, for the rest of the season.
Certainly not the way they wanted to end their run in the ACC before they move on to the Big Ten.
Unfortunately, though, it’s gotten worse as another starting player will be gone for the rest of the season, but by his own doing.
According to a report from Maryland’s Rival site, Terrapin Times, starting left tackle Mike Madaras has decided the he is leaving the program.
#Terps OL Mike Madaras has left the program
— Terrapin Times (@MDTerrapinTimes) October 29, 2013
Madaras played in all twelve games as a freshman in 2012 and started in eight. He’s started every game this season so far, but has been struggling. Struggles or not, though, this offense really didn’t need any more losses.
The former starting left tackle was also suspended earlier this summer for violating university policy. There’s no word yet, however, whether or not his decision to leave was in any way related to an off-the-field issue.