Terps employs QB shuffle in effort to fix passing game
COLLEGE PARK (AP) — Maryland interim coach Matt Canada has used both his quarterbacks in all five games this season, jockeying between Kasim Hill and Tyrrell Pigrome in an effort to get more production from an offense that has relied heavily on the run.
Both quarterbacks run well, yet neither has distinguished himself as the passer the Terrapins (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) desperately need.
Hill, a redshirt freshman, is 47 for 86 for 578 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Pigrome, a sophomore, is 6 for 11 for 40 yards with an interception.
Maryland ranks last in the Big Ten and 123rd in the country with 127.6 yards passing per game. The Terps could muster only 73 yards in the air last weekend during a 42-21 loss to Michigan.
Hill remain the starter this Saturday against Rutgers (1-5, 0-3), but Pigrome will undoubtedly see action.
“We think both those young men are very, very good players and they both create issues for the defense,” Canada said Tuesday. “Whoever’s playing the best in a game is going to play.”