Rowe, a redshirt junior, likely won¿t be able to work out with the team until preseason practice next August, when he had been expected to take over for current senior C.J. Brown as starting quarterback.
Maryland begins preseason practice Aug. 4 and has put out its depth chart heading into the workouts. The depth chart could change between now and the start of the season, but this is how things stand heading into camp.
Randy Edsall smiled. He laughed. He answered questions from reporters patiently, honestly, happily. Is this the coach of a Maryland team seemingly in free fall after Saturday's 20-3 loss to Syracuse at Byrd Stadium? Taking a three-game losing streak and a ton of criticism into Saturday's game at Virginia Tech, Edsall was surprisingly upbeat Tuesday at his weekly press conference.
Maryland quarterback Caleb Rowe's second career start began under circumstances similar to his first as a freshman last season. It nearly ended with similar heartbreak for the 6-foot-3, 210-pound sophomore.
Virginia football coach Mike London was paying special attention when Maryland released its depth chart this week, looking for clues on whether starting quarterback C.J. Brown would rebound from a concussion in time to play Saturday against the Cavaliers.
No. 25 Maryland had entered Doak Campbell Stadium buoyant and undefeated, believing it had amassed enough talent to reverse the weight of history that had seen it lose all of its 11 road games to No. 8 Florida State.
As they prepare for No. 8 Florida State, Maryland's coaches have studied video of Jameis Winston completing 25 of his first 27 college passes and film of the Seminoles quarterback twice bolting away from pressure last week to complete a ridiculously athletic Hail Mary against Boston College.
As much attention as there has been surrounding the return of Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown from a season-ending knee injury a year ago, there¿s also been interest in those assigned to protecting him from their positions on the offensive line.
The decision belonged to Shawn Petty. The linebacker-turned-quarterback who helped the Maryland football team finish its injury-wrecked 2012 season by throwing for one touchdown and running for another in a shootout loss at North Carolina was given a choice by coach Randy Edsall going into spring practice.
Maryland won just two football games in 2011, followed by four victories in 2012. As 2013 training camp begins, there is an internal clock ticking inside many Terps players and coaches saying it's time to collect at least two more wins and return to a bowl game for the first time since 2010.
Diggs (eight catches for 159 yards and a touchdown) and running back Brandon Ross (19 carries for 122 yards) starred in a Red-White game full of penalties and sacks that ended Maryland's spring practice season. The game ended in a 13-13 tie.
With C.J. Brown back in a limited role after missing last season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe continuing to rehab their own knee injuries, Maryland coach Randy Edsall said Monday that his two healthy quarterbacks will be off-limits to contact when spring practice starts Saturday.
The thought crossed Shane Cockerille's mind just about every Saturday in November. If the Gilman quarterback was just one year older, it would be him instead of linebacker Shawn Petty under center for Maryland.