Mike Locksley discusses potential of Taulia Tagovailoa receiving NCAA waiver at Maryland
The Maryland Terrapins were the team that landed Alabama transfer QB Taulia Tagovailoa earlier this offseason.
Now, former Alabama OC Mike Locksley (and current Maryland head coach) will get to work with Tua Tagovailoa’s younger brother and see what Taulia can do at Maryland.
But, will Taulia be eligible during the 2020 season or will he have to sit out a year? Locklsey shared an update on the process with the NCAA during a radio appearance this week (via 247Sports):
“As of right now, nothing has been filed,” Locksley told 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. “We are looking into the possibility of filing a waiver on his behalf. He started summer school June 1. We’re excited to add a guy like him with his abilities to the quarterback room.
“Having Lance Legendre returning and healthy as well as Josh Jackson in year two, having two scholarship quarterbacks is a scary thought to go to a season with, especially here at Maryland where I’ve seen it happen, having to play a linebacker at quarterback in the 2012-13 season, I think. Adding Taulia and his skill set and what I know about him as a player definitely improves our team, improves that room and creates that competitiveness you want out of every position. I’m very hopeful that there’s a waiver that can be filed, that we’re able to file it and see where it goes.”
Tagovailoa appeared in 3 games as a freshman at Alabama in 2019. He threw for 100 yards, 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions.