Caleb Rowe will be Maryland’s starting quarterback when the Terrapins take the field on Saturday at 8 p.m. against Michigan at Byrd Stadium in College Park, head coach Randy Edsall said during a teleconference with the media on Sunday afternoon.
Rowe was benched during Saturday’s loss to West Virginia after throwing four interceptions. He was replaced late in the third quarter by Oklahoma State transfer Daxx Garman.
“Caleb will be the quarterback,” Edsall said. “As we all know, it doesn’t all fall on him. He has to be better and everybody around him -- the offensive line, the running backs, and the wide receivers all have to be better.”
Rowe was named the starter prior to Maryland’s Week 3 game against South Florida, replacing junior Perry Hills. Hills had been named the starter out of training camp. When Garman replaced Rowe against West Virginia, that marked the third quarterback to line up under center in 2015.
Rowe was given the starting job with the thought that he was the most capable quarterback when it comes to stretching the field vertically and taking advantage of the players Maryland features at wide receiver, but that never came to fruition against West Virginia.
At times the quarterback and receivers appeared to be plagued by miscommunication, which could have contributed to Rowe’s four interceptions.
“I think it’s the same with everybody,” Edsall said. “What we have to do is sit down with him and go through the film with him and show him picks that guys made and show him where they went wrong and what they have to do well.”