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Maryland football: Randy Edsall says he would consider playing Caleb Rowe

Mike Locksley re-iterated Wednesday that Rowe is the number two quarterback.

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Maryland fans could be seeing more of second-string quarterback Caleb Rowe in the future, Randy Edsall said in a radio interview Thursday morning.

Jeff Ermann tracked down the comments from an Edsall appearance with the Sports Junkies.

Sixth-year senior C.J. Brown remains the starter heading into the Week 4 game at Syracuse.

"On a day-to-day basis, if we evaluate things from practice and then, even in the games, C.J.'s the guy that gives us that best opportunity to do all the things we need to do," Edsall said. "But I feel very comfortable and confident that if Caleb has to go in or we need him to go in, he'll be able to do the job."

"If you get to a situation where you feel like you have to make a move like that, you'll make it," he said.

On Wednesday, offensive coordinator Mike Locksley said Brown was having a "great week" in practice and remained the No. 1 quarterback. Brown will start for Maryland against the Orange.

"We obviously go into every game with our personnel meetings and we make decisions. Obviously, the head coach has the end decision on any personnel moves. We talk personnel every Thursday and actually now Wednesday evening as to who plays, when they play. Caleb Rowe is the number two quarterback right now," Locksley said.

Edsall said Maryland would be comfortable making a switch to Rowe if Brown doesn't succeed.

"If you get to a situation where you feel like you have to make a move like that," Edsall said, "you'll make it."

Correction: This article previously referred to Maryland's Week 4 matchup with Syracuse as a Week 3 game.