All changes to Maryland’s two-deep depth chart will be announced Monday, head coach Randy Edsall said during a teleconference with the media on Sunday.
That includes the quarterback position, which appears to again be a point of discussion after the Terrapins' 48-27 loss to Bowling Green on Saturday. The job was initially given to junior Perry Hills out of training camp.
“We’ve had a chance to have meetings and we’re going to meet again tonight and then any updates on the two-deep we’ll get out [Monday],” Edsall said. “We haven’t finished everything that we’re doing."
Edsall has said since training camp that Hills is the starter, but that he is comfortable with any of his three quarterbacks -- Hills, Caleb Rowe, or Daxx Garman -- under center for this team.
Hills finished 15-of-30 for 168 yards with two touchdowns and one interception against BGSU. Rowe came into the game in the fourth quarter when it appeared the offense had stalled and attempted three passes, two of which were intercepted.
Edsall said the team wanted to get Garman into the game, but the defense’s inability to stop Bowling Green’s offense did not allow for that change to occur.
During the teleconference Sunday, Edsall stressed Maryland’s need to stretch the field both vertically and horizontally through the air. That has been the greatest struggle for Hills so far.
Appearing to either lack the arm strength or be short-arming passes, there have been a number of missed passing opportunities through two games this season.
But not all of it falls on his shoulders. There appeared to be at least five drops by Maryland receivers, a handful of which likely would have resulted in first downs.
- On injuries: “We came out of it fine. Just normal bumps and bruises. Shouldn’t have anybody missing any time this week.”
- Edsall reiterated the struggles his team has endured in the red zone. The special teams and defense have often set the offense up in opponent territory, but too often the Terrapins come away with field goals instead of touchdowns.
- Bowling Green ran more than 100 plays on Saturday. In the past, Edsall has voiced his displeasure with rules that allow teams to run that many plays. On Sunday, he simply said that his own offense needs to sustain drives longer to keep the opposition from running so many on their side.