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Maryland football QB Perry Hills is ‘day-to-day’ with shoulder injury

The team has almost 2 full weeks to get him ready.

NCAA Football: Maryland at Central Florida
DJ Durkin and Maryland’s training staff tend to Hills after his injury against UCF.
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At the start of Maryland football’s bye week, quarterback Perry Hills is ‘day-to-day’ with a shoulder injury, Head Coach DJ Durkin said Monday in his weekly teleconference with reporters.

Hills, who has started all three of Maryland’s games, suffered the injury in the second overtime of Saturday’s game against UCF. Maryland next plays Purdue on Oct. 1 at Maryland Stadium.

Hills had taken all of the snaps at quarterback in non-blowout minutes this season until the injury occurred.

After Hills went out, freshman Tyrrell Pigrome came in and ran for a game-winning 24-yard touchdown on the very next play, as Hills watched from the sidelines. He didn’t join in on the celebration, presumably on the advice of the coaching staff.

Pigrome was first to come in in relief of Hills during the team’s blowout wins over Howard and FIU, and seems to be Maryland’s clear No. 2 quarterback, even if Maryland hasn’t elevated him over any of the other backups on its weekly depth charts.

Offensive Coordinator Walt Bell has stressed each week that while Pigrome has shown flashy athletic ability, Hills has been much more advanced at reading defenses and preparing at the line of scrimmage.

In addition to Pigrome, redshirt senior Caleb Rowe, redshirt freshman Gage Shaffer and true freshman Max Bortenschlager are the other quarterbacks on the roster.

Other notes from Durkin’s press conference: