After loss to Bowling Green, Randy Edsall switches QBs at Maryland


There was not much to be proud of with Maryland’s home loss over the weekend to Bowling Green, but head coach Randy Edsall is pulling the trigger on a quarterback change. Perry Hills is out, and Caleb Rowe is in.

Rowe is now listed as the team’s starter on Maryland’s updated depth chart, with Hillis being bumped down to third behind transfer Daxx Garman. That is quite a change for the offense after two games, but the change may not be all that undeserved.

Hills completed 15 of his 30 attempts on Saturday against Bowling Green for a total of 168 yards and two touchdowns. He was picked off once. Through two games, Hills had a passer rating inside the red zone of 0.00, with incompletions on all three of his attempts so far this season inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

Rowe, on the other hand, has already been intercepted twice in his limited opportunities this season. He has completed just one of his four pass attempts for a gain of 17 yards. Rowe did step in at times for Maryland last season, completing 63 percent of his pass attempts for 489 yards and five touchdowns, but he was also intercepted four times. This may not be a huge upgrade at the position for Edsall, but the pressure to find something that works is clearly rising in what was already expected to be a step back year for the Terps considering the talent lost from 2014.

Utah State player upgraded to fair condition after collapse

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Utah State redshirt freshman wide receiver Josh Davis is in fair condition on Friday, one day after collapsing at spring football practice following sudden cardiac arrest, the university announced.

Davis, initially was listed in critical condition, was breathing on his own. He is in the intensive-care unit at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.

Davis’ parents arrived in Utah on Thursday evening.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Davis, who is from Carlsbad, California, collapsed at Merlin Olsen Field and was immediately treated by the training staff, the university said. He was taken to Logan Regional Hospital.

The university said Davis was stabilized in the Logan hospital before being moved to Ogden.

Alabama suspends freshman defensive back after drug arrest

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a drug charge.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday after the first practice of spring that Mitchell was suspended from the team “and all team activities until we gather more information about the situation and what his legal circumstance is.”

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mitchell and another man, Christophere Lewis, last week on a charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or deliver, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. Lewis also was charged with carrying a concealed gun without a permit.

“Everybody’s got an opportunity to make choices and decisions,” Saban said. “There’s no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You’ve gotta be responsible for who you’re with, who you’re around and what you do, who you associate yourself with and the situations that you put yourself in. It is what it is, but there is cause and effect when you make choices and decisions that put you in bad situations.”

Mitchell, who is from Alabaster, Alabama, was a five-star prospect rated the 34th-best player and No. 3 safety in the 247Composite rankings.

Mitchell was driving the vehicle during a traffic stop. After deputies smelled marijuana, Mitchell picked up a baggie of marijuana from the passenger floorboard, according to the department’s Facebook post.

Sheriff’s deputies found “an additional significant amount of marijuana, a set of scales, a loaded handgun between the passenger seat and center console, and a large amount of cash,” according to the department’s Facebook post.