COLLEGE PARK -- After seeing his quarterback, Perry Hills, lead an offense that had all but stalled in the fourth quarter while the opposition continued its aerial assault on his defense, Maryland head coach Randy Edsall made a change at quarterback, inserting senior Caleb Rowe for the remainder of Saturday’s 48-27 loss.
It appeared to be the first signal pointing toward something that Edsall had said after naming Hills the starter. If performance of the starter becomes an issue, he is comfortable with his two backups, Rowe and Oklahoma State transfer Daxx Garman.
“We’ll sit down and watch the film,” Edsall said after the game. “and take a look at it and have a discussion about what we’ll do going forward.”
It’s not that Hills was taken out, Rowe was put in, and the offense finally caught fire.
Hills finished 15-of-30 for 168 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Rowe threw three passes. Two of those were intercepted.
Edsall said after the game that he wanted to get Garman into the game, as well, but the defense was unable to get a stop to accommodate the move.
Hills was short with his answers to the media after the game. He says Edsall has yet to communicate anything toward him about the quarterback situation after he was removed from the game.