Maryland Terps

Quick Links

Terps QB Report: Observations with decision looming

garmanrowehills.jpg

Terps QB Report: Observations with decision looming

COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland head coach Randy Edsall said Tuesday that the quarterback battle would likely have a resolution by the time his team takes the field Wednesday for an intrasquad scrimmage.

Considering his comments Monday to ESPN 980 and the splitting of reps Tuesday at practice, there seems to be a solid indication of which path he may choose to go.

Here is the full quarterback report from Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015:

Perry Hills, junior

Edsall said Monday during his radio appearance that his message to Hills, who is said to have the lead in the race for the starting job, is to continue to do what he was doing if he wants to remain in that position.

Tuesday, he did what he has been doing.

Hills wasn’t necessarily brilliant, but he continued to be solid in the short passing game. He does not have the arm strength of some of his counterparts, but that’s not the only attribute the staff has been assessing.

He had two of the nicest passes of practice among the quarterbacks, one a touch pass to Kenny Goins for a touchdown during full 11-on-11 and another a touchdown to tight end Derrick Hayward in the back of the end zone during a red zone drill.

He threw one interception to cornerback Sean Davis.

MORE TERPS: NO ‘ANOINTED’ ONE?

Daxx Garman, graduate transfer

Edsall said Monday that Garman was a “close second” in the race against Hills and he, too, was solid on Tuesday. The question is if he did enough to overtake Hills.

Garman did not throw an interception, though he came close by once throwing a ball that was dropped by the defender.

Caleb Rowe, fifth-year senior

Rowe has faded back into the third-string spot for now, with Edsall saying that the veteran knows the things that he needs to work on to improve.

Some of the struggles continued early, which included an overthrow and an interception by cornerback Darnell Savage.

Stay tuned to CSNmidatlantic.com for more on Rowe shortly.

Quick Links

Maryland loses two as Justin Jackson declares for NBA Draft, will sign with agent

usatsi_9707882.jpg
USA TODAY Sports

Maryland loses two as Justin Jackson declares for NBA Draft, will sign with agent

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland forward Justin Jackson will forgo his final two seasons of college eligibility to seek a career in the NBA.

Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon also says guard Dion Wiley will transfer before playing his senior season.

MORE TERPS: LEFTY DRIESELL IS FINALLY GOING TO ENTER THE HALL OF FAME

Jackson averaged 10.5 points as a freshman before missing most of the 2017-18 season with a shoulder injury.

Jackson says, "After talking with my family and weighing my options, it's my desire to turn my full attention to preparing for a career in professional basketball."

Wiley appeared in 83 career games, playing a backup role on three teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament under Turgeon.

Maryland was 19-13 this season, including 8-10 in the Big Ten, and failed to reach the postseason.

Quick Links

Lefty Driesell to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame per report

lefty_driesell_usat.jpg
USA Today Sports Images

Lefty Driesell to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame per report

Long-time University of Maryland men’s basketball coach Charles Grice “Lefty” Driesell will finally be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

This is according to NBC Sports Washington contributor Jon Feinstein.

Driesell coached the Terrapins for 17 seasons between 1969-86. While guiding the program to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT Championship, Driesell transformed Maryland into a legitimate force in college basketball.

When hired by the Terps, Driesell famously announced that he wanted to turn Maryland into the “UCLA of the East.” After only four seasons he had made it to two ACC Championship Games and his first Elite Eight appearance. His success opened the door not only for the program but the school to compete at the highest levels of competition.

MORE NCAA: BEST BUZZER BEATERS IN NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Maryland made it as high as the Elite Eight twice under the reign of Driesell. He was named ACC Coach of the Year twice and won one ACC Tournament Championship in 1984. At the time of his NIT Championship with the Terps in 1972, the NIT was held in a similar regard to the NCAA Tournament.

He is second on Maryland’s all-time wins list (348), behind Gary Williams’ 461. Driesell however, still holds the best win percentage of all Maryland coaches with 68.6 win percentage.

After Maryland, the former Duke basketball coached at James Madison for just short of a decade and ended his coaching days at Georgia State. Driesell also coached at Davidson before taking the Maryland job to combine for over 40 seasons at the head of a Division I basketball program.

The 86-year-old was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame back in 2007. He also the namesake for the NCAA’s best defensive player of the year award, which was first awarded in 2010.

The official announcement from the Naismith Hall of Fame will be during the Final Four on Saturday, March 31.

WANT MORE HOOPS?  Listen below as Troy Machir and Chick Hernandez discuss Lefty Driesell's legacy in the area and why the Terps icon was on the outside of the Hall of Fame for so long.