COLLEGE PARK -- After Caleb Rowe threw three interceptions in Saturday’s loss to Michigan and Daxx Garman did little to win the job outright in relief of him, Maryland head coach Randy Edsall re-opened the quarterback competition in advance of a matchup against No. 1 Ohio State.
And it appears we’ll know who starts at the position once that player takes the field on Saturday.
“What we want to do is find the guy that we feel that can help us, give us the best opportunity to win the ball game,” Edsall said on Tuesday. “That’s what we’re going to do through practice this week and then we’ll make a decision game time on Saturday.”
Now, Edsall had said Sunday that the results of the evaluation of Rowe, Garman, and former starter Perry Hills would likely be held until Saturday. Now it becomes all but official.
Which way do they turn?
This is the question Maryland has had to answer all season once it became apparent that each potential starting quarterback has one particular flaw that seems to sink the offense if they take their place under center.
Rowe throws too many interceptions, in fact his 12 lead the entire FBS. Hills is unable to get the ball down the field, which means the skills of players like Levern Jacobs, Taivon Jacobs, D.J. Moore, and Avery Edwards are not taken advantage of.
And Garman has completed just 33 percent of his passes during his two relief appearances this season.
So it seems to be a choice between a turnover-prone QB, a player with a limited arm, and a quarterback not fully comfortable or in tune with the offense.
And one will start against No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday at noon.