Hills named Maryland starting QB
Randy Edsall didn’t waver.
The Maryland coach stuck with his original depth chart he gave out on Monday and decided to roll with Perry Hills at quarterback. Washington Post Maryland beat reporter Roman Stubbs first reported the news.
Edsall made his initial pecking order public on Monday when he was a guest on ESPN980. He said that Hills was leading the way, Oklahoma State transfer Daxx Garman was second and Caleb Rowe was bringing up the rear.
But Edsall did announce one adjustment to his original depth chart.
Caleb Rowe, who has impressed the past two scrimmages, made a move this week and will backup Hills. Daxx Garman currently third-string.
— Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs) August 28, 2015
Hills beat out Rowe as a freshman in 2012 and started seven games before a season-ending injury. He was put in that spot after C.J. Brown tore his anterior cruciate ligament. Hills suffered the same injury and missed the final five games and all of 2013, which gave the job to Rowe.
Hills’ lone highlight of 2014 came on a 53-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs. That appearance against Iowa was one of three on the season, but was the only game in which he attempted a pass. When Hills takes the field on Sept. 5, it’ll be his first start in nearly three years.
He’ll look to improve the nation’s 109th-ranked offense without the help of Maryland’s top four receivers from 2014.