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Hi everyone, just wanted to check in and say good luck in the upcoming season to you guys. Im an alabama fan living in baltimore and ive kinda watched the terps the last couple years just because i watch anything football. But thats actually not why im here. I grew up close friends to Caleb Rowe and his family and was just wondering how he's progressed in his first off season with the team. I havent been in touch with his family in a while so i figured i would see what you all had to say about his chances for PT and what not this season.
As you probably know, our incumbent starter got hurt and is out for the season. Another freshman has been named the starter over Rowe, but given injuries and the possibility that a freshman starter may encounter some ups and downs, I'd guess there's a pretty decent chance that Rowe could see time.
Tell us about stuff about him.
It will all depend on what happens with starting QB Perry Hills. If he is ineffective or injured, then Rowe's chances for PT are very good. Another thing to keep in mind is Rowe is actually tied for #2 on the QB depth chart with a QB-turned receiver-turned back to QB due to lack of depth at the QB position (hopefully that made sense). What the staff might do is redshirt Rowe and just use the other QB as the #2. I think that would actually be a very good thing for Rowe as it will give him an extra year to learn the system, gain some strength, and get a year of separation between him and Hills (also a freshman).
Dont wanna get too much into detail about his family for privacy for them, also because i havent seen his family in probably 6 or 7 years and wanna keep my boundaries safe cause if i know them theyre probably members of this site or one of the other site like this.
I will tell one story though. I was actually close friends with his older brother but as a kid Caleb was VERY athletic compared to kids his age (from what i remember he was very good at basketball as well) anyways, he always hung around us older kids when we were throwing the football or playing any kinda sports activity. Well i remember throwing the ball in the parking lot once at church and Caleb was probably 9 or 10 years old and his brother tells him to go long and throws a ball probably 45 yards or so and Caleb make this over the shoulder catch that you would see an NFL receiver make. I think thats when i started to think he would play sports in some capacity down the road. Just thought this was a pretty coll story yall might like to hear.
anyways, thanks for the updates guys, ill keep an eye out for him this year.
Can you get us our downvotes back?
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
Ha! Its all good Dixon. By the way, just a side note, Caleb's family are Hard core BAMA fans. Well, i would imagine they root for the Terps now, but growing up i didnt know anyone who loved Alabama more then them.
somehow I'm guessing that any direct conflict is unlikely in the near future
Yes, but just out of respect for he and his family i wouldnt go into too much detail.
He comes from a great family and they were some of the best people i knew growing up.
No, I meant that their support of Alabama is unlikely to conflict with their support of Maryland -- i.e., a BCS meeting is unlikely.
Oh my bad lol. Yeah, I think given a little time Edsall (sp?) could turn the program into a decent team. He had some success at Uconn, and if he can start keeping the talent in state yall could challenge for the ACC. Im not really up to date on Maryland football, but from what i recall i dont remember Friedgen being that bad.
Out of the two freshmen QB's Perry Hills has been better throughout camp and will start our opener. Our backup hasn't been set but it will either be converted WR Devin Burns, or Rowe.
I know it is extremely early but if Hills plays well it could be really tough for Rowe to find playing time with the guys we would be returning at QB plus our QB recruit Shane Cockerille coming in next year. Rowe will certainly have his shot this year though.
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
I can tell you, I don't know if there's anyone who will put in the work he will. He's always been a competitor.
Well the last post in this thread was 58 days ago, and now Caleb Rowe will get to strut his stuff. I hope he is good as you thought he was, and more importantly, I hope he doesn't get hurt too. The cupboard is bare behind him.
Stefon Diggs Wildcat
I knew it!
You knew all of our QBs were going to get hurt? Yeah...
Do it like the church parking lot Caleb!
I hope not. We need him at WR, PR, KR. RB's tend to get dinged. And with the Terps' ''luck'' this year...
This will be a great chance to fall in love with an Offensive coordinator
The OL better protect Caleb like they'd protect their younger, virgin sister.
Shane-dog better get ready for the Rowe led Terps to steal his bama soul next year. I am sure Caleb, being a fine church going young man, will be gentle.
I see s lot of Tony Romo in Caleb Rowe's game. Can make some big time plays when pocket breaks down, but will also turn it over a few times too. This kid can sling it real well, tho and I think he will add a jolt to this passing offense adjacent had in a while. Was pleasantly surprised at how well he moves, better than Hills.
Hills was awful in this zone read offense. Like the worst. Not his fault, he's not fast plus he's not the greatest with quick reads. E.g. can't detect the blitz to save his life. And he always handed the ball off instead of running, making our run game pretty much the worst in the nation. Plus he couldn't throw with any accuracy or heat behind 15 yds so defenses played up. His only hope was short YAC plays. But he was heady, tough, and a good game manager. But that aint gonna cut it against good teams (e.g 3 pts against NC state first half).
Burns (like CJ Brown) was the perfect fit for Locks zone read offense, but he's done for the year.
Rowe has some speed and has some strength to throw deep which will make the defense play honest. Maybe that will open up the run game more. Maybe he will demonstrate enough with his legs to execute the zone read to open up holes for running backs. Who knows. Nevertheless, there should be more big plays, and probably more turnovers.
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