No. 1 Quarterback
It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that the quarterback battle headlines the list.
Maryland quarterbacks were nothing short of horrific throughout the 2015 season. Daxx Garman, Perry Hills, and Caleb Rowe combined to throw 29 interceptions in 12 games last season. The season began with Hills starting the first two games before being replaced by Rowe. Decision-making was the biggest issue for Rowe during his time under center. He has a great arm and a decent amount of athleticism, but just could never put it together at a consistent rate.
Hills doesn’t have a great arm, but can run with the best of them. He racked up 170 yards on the ground against Ohio State in a game that Maryland was in for a good portion of it. Due to his running ability, Hills may be the perfect signal caller for offensive coordinator Walt Bell’s high-octane attack.
During his press conference at Big Ten Media Days, Durkin did say that all five quarterbacks have a chance to earn the starting job. A betting man may think Hills will start, but many thought Rowe was the presumed starter a season ago and Hills won the job. You also can’t count out incoming freshman Tyrell Pigrome.