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Brandon Ross is, in a way, the last man standing in Maryland's backfield -- or at least the man who has continued to stand over the past three seasons in College Park, now heading into his fourth as an active player.
As Wes Brown was suspended (before now returning) and Albert Reid and Jacquille Veii transferred, with others heading out as well, Ross has endured and now appears to be the leader to get the bulk of the carries for Maryland in 2015.
"Brandon's had a very good camp," head coach Randy Edsall said Saturday in College Park. "He's kind of separated himself with the way he's performed."
That strong camp continued Saturday with 80 yards on eight carries during Maryland's intrasquad scrimmage at Byrd Stadium.
"The good thing is what you saw out of Brandon today, those are the things he's been doing all camp," Edsall said. "And that was the thing that I was very, very pleased about today -- that he carried over what he did for the first two weeks until today.
"He's been running very decisive, making great decisions."
Ross is coming off a season in which he rushed for 417 yards, which was close to half of his yardage output the year prior in 2013. But wasn't really Ross' production that dwindled in 2014. It was more his usage.
His averaged stayed nearly the same (4.8 in 2014 vs. 4.7 in 2013) but he carried the ball far less (86 in 2014 vs. 166 in 2013).
Those carries, instead, went to quarterback C.J. Brown and the aforementioned Wes Brown, who has been battling with Ross in practice this preseason.
But with the former sixth-year quarterback Brown now graduated, his replacement -- whether that be Daxx Garman, Caleb Rowe, or Perry Hills -- almost certainly will not be utilized in the running game as much as Brown was last season.
That means there could be carries left on the table and many for Ross to absorb if possible. So long as his ball security issues have resolved themselves, perhaps he can improve on the 2013 season in which he rushed for nearly 800 yards.
Would it be welcome? For context, Maryland has not had a 1,000-yard rusher since Da'Rel Scott in 2008.