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Taulia Tagovailoa has waiver approved, is immediately eligible at Maryland

If we’re playing football this year, the Terps just added a quarterback that can help them compete in the Big Ten.

Taulia Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense during the second half against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

There’s still plenty of things that need to happen before we see college football this fall, but if we do the Maryland Terrapins have upgraded their chances. They now have a potential new starting quarterback in Alabama transfer Taulia Tagovailoa, brother of Miami Dolphins first-round pick Tua Tagovailoa, and he’s been granted a waiver by the NCAA and is immediately eligible in College Park.

Tagovailoa only played in three games last season, picking up 100 yards passing on 9/12 completions with a touchdown while backing up his brother for the Crimson Tide. But his skill set compares favorably with his sibling, and he should have a good chance at starting at Iowa for opening Day on September 5th.

Josh Jackson is the incumbent starter for the Terrapins, who was 98/207 for 1,274 yards in 10 games with 12 touchdowns and six INTs last season. The rising senior will know head coach Mike Locksley’s offense, but then again how much good is that when your team finished 3-9 last season and lost their last seven games? Their only conference win was a 48-7 blowout of doormat Rutgers.

We’ll keep an eye on the potential QB battle brewing, which will unquestionably effect the wagering lines for the season and the win totals as well.