COLLEGE PARK -- Below is the practice report for Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, the second time this preseason that the media have been allowed to openly observe Maryland practices. Take a look.
Sticking to the QB plan -- Maryland head coach Randy Edsall reiterated on Monday that he is sticking to his initial timetable regarding the impending decision about who will start at quarterback in the season opener against Richmond.
Edsall continues to mention three players in the mix -- Daxx Garman, Caleb Rowe, and Perry Hills -- but it appears more and more likely that the race is down to two, Garman and Rowe.
“We got time to be able to make a decision,” Edsall told the media Tuesday in College Park. “I always believe that the guys will determine what the decision is.”
Stay tuned to CSN for more on the quarterback battle, including a full QB report, Tuesday morning.
“Too soon” -- With the quarterback position and other position battles, Edsall says he doesn’t want to make a decision “too soon” and instead allow players to sort it out themselves with their play on the field.
Offensive Play of the Day
In a short-yardage situation near the goal line, Garman found wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo on an out route toward the sideline for a score.
Maryland ranked 108th in the nation last season in red zone scoring percentage at just 72 percent (17 TDs and 6 FGs on 32 drives). If the short passing game becomes an option down deep, it could help that percentage rise.
Defensive Play of the Day
On a slant across the middle toward the end of practice, Garman delivered a nice ball in a spot that appeared only the wide receiver could get to it.
But there was cornerback Sean Davis, getting a hand in the way on a nice job of coverage to bat it away.