Maryland’s QB competition heating up

The start of college football season is just around the corner, and the competition for the Maryland Terrapins’ starting quarterback’s job is starting to heat up. Speaking to Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post, Terps head coach Randy Edsall explained just how he would pick between Caleb Rowe, Daxx Garman or Perry Hills.

“We’re going to evaluate how they do in the practices, how they do in the scrimmages. I’d like to make a decision as quickly as I can so we can get some continuity going with a guy in there. They’re competing,” Edsall said.

At this stage, given how each man has gotten about the same amount of time with the first team, the competition is arguably anybody’s game. Rowe is a senior who has been a backup with Maryland for three years, and is probably the slight favorite for the job despite coming back from ACL surgery. The fact is that he knows Edsall’s offense and is experienced enough to be the starting man under center come the season opener against Richmond on September 5.

But then there is Hills, another career Maryland backup who is of equal size and ability. With his knowledge of Edsall’s system, he could very well give Rowe a run for his money.

And then, there’s Garman, the graduate transfer from Oklahoma State. He’s smaller than both Rowe and Hills but in nine games with the Cowboys last season, he threw for 2,041 yards and 12 touchdowns. Long story short, he is the only one of the three with extended experience as a starting quarterback.

No matter how you look at it, Edsall has a tough decision to make when it comes to picking the man he feels can help the Terps have their best season under him, and Campus Sports will update this story as any new information becomes available.

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