Edsall on the loss: I take full responsibility
Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown will continue to be evaluated day-to-day after suffering a concussion Saturday in Maryland's 63-0 loss to Florida State, Maryland head coach Randy Edsall announced in a media teleconference Sunday afternoon.
Brown will follow an established protocol for athletes who suffer concussions, Edsall explained, saying that it is the same procedure being followed by injured receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro.
Brown suffered the injury during the second quarter in Tallahassee after attempting a long pass in the direction of wide receiver Nigel King.
After releasing the football, Brown was hit from the back by Florida State linebacker Christian Jones, then hit soon after by defensive tackle Jacobbi McDaniel.
He crumpled to the ground in pain and remained there for a series of minutes as team medical officials examined him. He was then lifted to his feet and walked to the locker room slowly, but under his own power.
There was no penalty flag thrown on the play, but there is a procedure for programs to submit plays to the conference each week after games for review.
Edsall would not say whether or not he would submit the hit on Brown to the ACC's league office.
"I usually [submit plays for review] every time we play an ACC game if we think there were calls of that nature," he said. "I had a chance to see it on tape and I’ll handle it the way I feel is appropriate."
Brown's day was over after suffering the injury, finishing 6-of-14 passing for 82 yards. The zone read formation that Maryland had found success with through four games was stifled on Saturday by Florida State and Brown finished with just three rushes for three yards.
He was replaced by backup Caleb Rowe, who threw for 119 yards on 9-of-17 passing.
"I thought Caleb went in and really did some good things yesterday," Edsall said. "He’s always made himself ready to play if the situation calls for it."
Maryland faces Virginia at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in College Park.