The start of the Maryland Terrapins football season is slowly approaching, with preseason practice set to start on Aug. 3. After a disappointing 4-8 finish last season, which included an embarrassing 66-3 loss to Penn State in its season finale, the Terps are getting several players back from injury and other key starters returning to the program. Every day leading up to the start of preseason practice, we’ll break down one position on the team. Today is the quarterbacks.
Incoming Freshmen: Tyler DeSue
The Terrapins continue to be ill-fated at the quarterback position, as four different quarterbacks attempted a pass for the team last season. After ACL tears cut Pigrome and Hill’s season short, the offense was placed in Bortenschlager’s hands. The then-sophomore wasn’t terrible (10 touchdowns to five interceptions), but his production was a drop-off compared to the promise that Pigrome and Hill showed before their seasons ended.
Health will be the main thing to watch for when the team opens practice; Pigrome and Hill did not participate in April’s Spring Football game, as they were still rehabbing their injuries. On Monday, Hill posted an update on his recovery, writing, “See yall September 1st,” which happens to be the date of Maryland’s season opener at Texas.
Today marks 10 months since my injury. Just want to say thanks to anybody who has helped me through this process. This process gave me a whole new outlook on life and football. With camp around the corner though, I’m shutting this off. See yall September 1st ✌🏾💉 #FOD pic.twitter.com/e0N1Jh3fyr
— Kasim Hill (@Khillqb11) July 24, 2018
If the two are healthy enough to start the season, they will surely be the front-runners to run the Terps’ offense, with Bortenschlager and Brumbaugh backing them up. In a perfect scenario, DeSue, a consensus 3-star recruit from Virginia Beach, Virginia, would redshirt this season.