When Rowe was elevated to the starter before the third game of the season against South Florida, Garman became the No. 2 quarterback. But even with Rowe's interception struggles — 12 in parts of five games — Garman couldn't seize the job in his third-quarter relief appearances against West Virginia and Michigan.
Garman was lauded as a "football junkie" by Edsall at the team's media day back in August, and he was praised for his dedication to learning Maryland's playbook. He brought eye-catching numbers with him from Oklahoma State — in a primetime matchup against Texas Tech last season, he threw for 370 yards and four touchdowns — and the arm talent to give the Terps the aerial attack they lacked with C.J. Brown under center the past two years.
But while competing against two quarterbacks in Hills and Rowe who were in their fourth year in Locksley's offensive system, Garman couldn't quite take advantage of his opportunities with his physical talents.