COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Coach Randy Edsall and the Maryland football team enter preseason practice with a healthy optimism about 2013.
They can only hope it lasts.
A catastrophic run of quarterback injuries derailed a promising 4-2 start last season; the Terrapins finished 4-8. Projected starter C.J. Brown suffered a season-ending knee injury in August, which set the tone for 2012. Three subsequent quarterbacks were injured, forcing Edsall to use freshman linebacker Shawn Petty behind center for the last four games.
Brown is back and healthy, and will team with big-play receiver/return man Stefon Diggs on offense.
Maryland will try to make its last season in the Atlantic Coast Conference a successful one. The school moves to the Big Ten for 2014.
The Terrapins host Florida International on Aug. 31 in their season opener.
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