The Washington Times - August 17, 2007, 12:50PM

\ Trouble is, they might not have gotten a memo about the football depth chart.\

\ This is the time of year new jerseys start popping up in such stores. And two of the choices - No. 1 (linebacker Erin Henderson) and No. 8 (wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey) - were no surprise. Obviously, the names aren’t on there, but it doesn’t take much of a leap to realize Maryland (like other schools) is capitalizing on a pair of young, personable stars.\

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\ There was a third jersey that caught my eye - No. 12. That is the number for Josh Portis, currently a backup to Jordan Steffy (No. 19 on your scorecard). The potential Portis presents with his athleticism sends some Maryland fans into a state of euphoric hysteria, so maybe that’s the idea behind the decision. \

\ (A less likely reason: Commemorating the career of former safety Marcus Wimbush).\

\ It just gives an added, unusual dimension to the quarterback battle that hasn’t been all that exciting so far this month. Then again, there could be a lot of people who fork over money for a backup’s threads.\

\ - Patrick Stevens