His transfer release also excludes upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference opponents as well as upcoming nonconference opponents such as West
Max Garcia's and Mario Rowson's releases contain similar provisions.
Vanderbilt is coached by former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin.
O'Brien and Franklin have remained close. Maryland is concerned that Franklin and O'Brien may have been in contact as the player pondered his football future. I don't know if there was any contact or not.
O'Brien likes Franklin's pro-style offense -- a variation of the "West Coast offense."
"It's time to start the C.J. Brown era here at Maryland," Edsall said in an interview.