COLLEGE PARK, MD - Sophomore running back Wes Brown met with the media for the first time since his return to the Maryland football team this spring.
“I think the biggest thing with Wes is that he’s got to get his feet back under him,” head coach Randy Edsall said. “The time away made him grow as a young man and you can see that maturation. Now he just needs to get out here and keep working to get better.”
Brown was a key cog for the Terrapins as a true freshman, gaining 399 yards with two touchdowns in eight games. The Baltimore native is excited to knock the rust off and get back to his previous level.
“The first day I felt sluggish, everybody was telling me I was moving fast,” Brown said. “But it felt good, especially today. I got loosened up after the first day in pads. I was just used to it. It felt good.”
Brown joins a backfield that features a number of talented options. Brandon Ross and Albert Reid occupied the top two spots on the depth chart last season and combined to gain 1185 yards. Jacquille Veii and Joe Riddle are also in the mix.
“If there is an order, we don’t care,” Brown said. “We’re just going out to play because we all support each other no matter who’s in the front or who’s in the back.”
The sophomore also expects to fine tune the smaller points of the game over the course of the spring.
“I have to work on getting plays down and staying disciplined on the field to my assignments. The line has adjusted so I have to make sure what the line is doing again.”
Whatever the challenges are on the field, Brown is just happy to be back where he feels the most comfortable.
“[I missed it] so much,” Brown said. “I’m glad I’m back to where I’m supposed to be because I’m focused.”