Miami coach Randy Shannon told reporters in Coral Gables today that quarterback Jacory Harris would "probably not" play Saturday against Maryland because of the effects of a concussion.
Back in College Park, Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said all indications he heard were freshman Stephen Morris would likely start in place of Harris.
"I still think Harris will play," Friedgen said. "We just have to be ready to play against whoever they decide to play."
Harris was injured in Saturday's 24-19 loss at Virginia. Morris, a true freshman who made his debut as the Hurricanes' third quarterback, nearly rallied Miami back and would lijkely start if Harris can't play.
So does that impact Maryland? It would seem there won't be a massive difference, at least in terms of the practice work leading into Saturday.
"We're going to prepare no matter what," Maryland linebacker Alex Wujciak said. "They're not going to run a totall different offense with one guy in. It's not like one quarterback is Danny O'Brien and one quarterback is Jamaarr [Robinson]. They're very similar athletes and very similar skillsets. They'll probably limit the playbook if the freshman has to play, but I think Jacory Harris is going to play.