News:Perry Hills (knee) will miss the rest of the season, Washington Times writer Patrick Stevens reports.
Analysis:Perry Hills was already subbing for incumbent starter C.J. Brown (knee), who was lost for the year before the season's start. Hills was generally promising before the injury struck, averaging 7.9 yards per pass while throwing eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Caleb Rowe and Devin Burns are both candidates to replace Hills.
News: Perry suffered a knee injury late in the second quarter of Saturday's loss to NC State, ESPN reports. "We will wait to see what the MRI tells about it, but it doesn't look good," head coach Randy Edsall said.
Analysis: Devin Burns took over at quarterback and would likely start next week if Perry Hills' injury is serious, but Caleb Rowe could also get snaps as he played late in the blowout loss.
News:Perry Hills hit on 20-of-29 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns Saturday at West Virginia.
Analysis: He was picked off once, but showed his potential when forced to throw. Perry Hills remains nothing more than a bye week replacement, though.
Coach Edsall Sticks By Hills As Starting Quarterback
News: Coach Randy Edsall said he is sticking by Perry Hills as starting quarterback, telling the Washington Post,"We have tremendous confidence in him and he will get better, just like all of us."
Analysis: Hills has completed just 53 percent of his passes and thrown more interceptions than touchdowns so far this season, but Edsall seems unwilling to look elsewhere for a starting quarterback. "I love Perry Hills and I just told him that," Edsall tells the Post. "He is in a tough situation and he is hurting. He was hard on himself (after the Connecticut game), because he didn't think he played as well as he could have."
News:Perry Hills completed 10-of-24 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Connecticut. He was also picked off once.
Analysis:Perry Hills did manage a second score on the ground, but 4.5 yards per completion won't get it done. Thus is the life of a freshman starter pressed into action.
News:Perry Hills hit on 11-of-21 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns at Temple on Saturday, and also rushed for a score.
Analysis: Just as impressive, Perry Hills didn't throw an interception after tossing three picks last weekend against William & Mary. It's nice to see some potential flashed by the rookie.
News:Perry Hills hit on 16 or 24 passes for just 145 yards, and was picked off three times in his career debut against William & Mary.
Analysis: Yikes, yikes and more yikes. Clearly not the debut Perry Hills envisioned, and the only positive we can take away is that Hills didn't get pulled. The youngster has a long ways to go.
News:Perry Hills figures to slide into the starting role following C.J. Brown's season ending knee injury.
Analysis: It's anyone's guess how Perry Hills will perform as a rookie. He'll likely show flashes while also making plenty of youthful mistakes. There's little reason to pay him any attention outside of ACC leagues.
News:Perry Hills is currently ahead of fellow true freshman Caleb Rowe in the battle to back up starter C.J. Brown according to Maryland's Official Site.
Analysis: Should Perry Hills hold on, he's a name to file away for later this season. Brown is anything but a proven passer, and while Hills may not be pushing him yet, it's also not hard to envision circumstances where he could.