The loss of quarterback C.J. Brown to a season-ending ACL injury did two things for Maryland. For one, it further dampened the Terps’ 2012 outlook; now it’s put more pressure on true freshman Perry Hills.
Via his Twitter account, Maryland coach Randy Edsall announced, as expected, that Hills would be the starting quarterback for Week 1 against William & Mary. Caleb Rowe will be the team’s backup and Devin Burns will serve as the third-string quarterback.
“I’ve been very impressed with just how he’s handled himself and the poise and the composure and the command that he’s handling that first offense with,” Edsall said of Hills. “Here’s a guy that’s a freshman, and he’s telling those guys, ‘C’mon let’s go. Get set. Get down.’ All those things.”
Hills was competing for the backup spot behind Brown. Once the returning starter was injured, however, Hills became the immediate favorite to take over the Terps’ offense.