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Maryland football names Kasim Hill, Tyrrell Pigrome co-starting QBs for Week 1 vs. Texas

The job is still up in the air.

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Maryland football listed redshirt freshman Kasim Hill and redshirt sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome as co-starters at quarterback on its depth chart, released Tuesday.

Head coach Matt Canada said in his press conference that he has decided on a starter, but wouldn’t reveal his choice yet.

The two have distanced themselves from junior Max Bortenschlager in fall camp, but a decision hasn’t been made. This position battle has taken place with far less fanfare than usual, as Maryland has been mired in fallout after offensive lineman Jordan McNair’s death. Head coach DJ Durkin is on administrative leave and offensive coordinator Matt Canada is the acting head coach.

Last season, Hill and Pigrome separated themselves from the pack in fall camp. Pigrome earned the start against Texas and bounced back from a pick-six on his first throw to record 175 yards and two touchdowns before he tore his ACL in the third quarter. Hill entered and helped the Terps close out the win, then impressed against Towson the following week. But he tore his ACL against UCF, and Maryland’s season wasn’t the same after that.

This announcement affirms that both signal callers are back healthy, but it’s still unclear who will take the field Saturday against Texas.

This story has been updated following Matt Canada’s press conference.