Brandon Ross and Albert Reid Battle for Maryland's Starting RB Job

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Brandon Ross and Albert Reid Battle for Maryland's Starting RB Job
Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Competition: All eyes will be on Maryland's starting running back job, currently a two-man race between Brandon Ross and Albert Reid, pending Wes Brown's judicial hearing with the school that will decide his fate. (More on this later.) Ross and Reid experienced somewhat opposite seasons in 2012. As a true freshman, Reid began the season as a starter against William & Mary but eventually became a sparsely used short-yardage back, finishing with just 2.6 yards per carry on 36 attempts. Ross, on the other hand, was hampered by a nagging hamstring injury that kept him effectively neutralized eight games into the season. He burst into the picture with two 100-yard games over the final three weeks — 100 yards against Clemson and 141 against North Carolina — and carried that success into the spring. This spring, Edsall said the Terps want Ross to be their “every-down guy,” but that's not a knock against Reid. He had a strong spring camp, too, flashing his developed speed with two touchdowns and a 57-yard run straight up the middle during an open scrimmage at Dunbar High School. And if Brown comes back into the picture, the competition will heat up even more, even though Justus Pickett's transfer to Tennessee thinned out the ranks some...

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