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Donohue, Johnson in mix now at weak-side linebacker

Let the shuffling begin. The loss of junior linebacker Ben Pooler, who suffered what looks like an ACL tear to his left knee, is forcing Maryland's coaches to move people around to compensate.

Pooler had been No. 2 at weak-side linebacker, backing up sophomore Demetrius Hartsfield. Coach Ralph Friedgen said this morning that sophomore Ryan Donohue remains the No. 2 middle linebacker for now. But Friedgen said Donohue has a background at the weak-side position and performed well at the spot when he was used there in this morning practice.

Another name to watch is redshirt freshman defensive lineman Bradley Johnson, who converted from linebacker in the spring. Friedgen said Johnson could be in the mix at weakside linebacker and will need to be flexible.

Meanwhile, senior middle linebacker Alex Wujciak probably won’t be back in practice until Monday because of swelling in his knee.

First and foremost, Friedgen wants to avoid injuries in Saturday’s late-afternoon scrimmage. But he also will be looking at how the offense fares against Don Brown’s defense. The offense will get the full glimpse of Brown’s blitz-happy defense.

“I am going to let Don run all of his stuff,” Friedgen said. “If we do a good job, I will be pretty pleased with the offense.”

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 20, 2010; 1:37 PM ET
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