My first thought when I heard that Randy had diverted 2 more guys into QBs was hey maybe something is wrong with Devin. Then I thought back to the end of the game vs NC State when someone said Devin was limping. I am sure Randy Edsall never says what else can happen because it already has. My heart goes out for Perry and now Devin. Football for back ups is always about chances. Perry Hills got his with CJ’s injury and was certainly on the right path. Distraught after the injury he begged the doctors to put his injured knee in a brace and allow him back on the field. In comes Devin and for 2 quarters he played nearly flawless ball, running the option in a way no QB has ever done so at Maryland.
And now it’s next man up but wow what a burden on Caleb Rowe. Here is part of his bio:
One of the top-rated players in South Carolina … ranked 15th among players in the state and No. 26 nationally among pro-style quarterbacks by Rivals.com … rated No. 12 overall in the state and 22nd nationally among pro-style signal-callers by 247Sports.com … the 30th-rated overall QB prospect in the country by Scout.com … passed for 2,722 yards and 33 touchdowns with only seven interceptions as a senior … also had three rushing TDs in 2011 … led the Tigers to a 8-3 record and the South Carolina Class AAA playoffs as a senior … an honorable mention all-state pick in 2011 … quarterbacked the South Carolina team in the 2011 Shrine Bowl .
Many times in these situations teams rally behind a new leader. Caleb Rowe has the arm. The Terrapins have the heart. I wouldn’t miss Saturday’s game on ESPN3 for anything. I just have a feeling it will be a special day.