Maryland has made a handful of changes to its newly released two-deep depth chart, including the expected move of re-opening the quarterback competition.
The starter as quarterback remains undetermined, reflected on the depth chart as Daxx Garman, Caleb Rowe, and Perry Hills all listed as co-starters.
Head coach Randy Edsall said Sunday that all three players were in the mix.
“We’re going to make a decision that we feel is best for our team moving forward,” Edsall said, “and what we feel we need to do in order to be successful and move the ball and do the things that we need to do.”
Edsall also said Sunday that he may not publicly announce who will start under center until game time on Saturday.
Here are additional changes to the two-deep:
- Freshman Avery Edwards makes his first appearance on the two-deep depth chart, listed as a co-starter at tight end along with P.J. Gallo and Derrick Hayward. Edwards has by far been Maryland’s most productive tight end option in the receiving game, catching nine passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns so far this season.
- As expected, defensive tackle David Shaw is off the depth chart after undergoing surgery to repair an elbow injury. He will be lost for the remainder of the season. Junior Azubuike Ukandu takes his place, with Kingsley Opara backing him up.
- Cavon Walker slots in behind Quinton Jefferson as a backup in place of Opara, who moved over to replace the backup spot created by Ukandu moving up.
- Jalen Brooks moves to the Will linebacker position to replace senior Jefferson Ashiru, who is out for the year with an ankle injury. Isaiah Davis backs him up, replacing the injured Brett Zanotto.
- Avery Thompson moves up and becomes the starter at the Sam linebacker spot, replacing Brooks. Denzel Conyers, who has mostly seen time in Maryland’s secondary, becomes the backup behind him.
- Josh Woods backs up Anthony Nixon at safety, filling the void left by Conyers moving to linebacker.