The Washington Times - April 9, 2009, 06:43PM

Fullback, theoretically, is supposed to be a strength for the Maryland football team.

But Cory Jackson is still recovering from offseason knee surgery.

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And junior Haroon Brown twisted an ankle Saturday and is, in coach Ralph Friedgen’s words, “gimpy” at this stage.

Oh, and walk-on Paul Lariviere is still working his way back from knee surgery.

So that leaves sophomore Taylor Watson – and the opportunity to use more sets with tight ends in Saturday’s scrimmage.

Is the sudden dearth of fullbacks a long-term problem? Nope, and it’s not like Maryland will turn back the clock to 2004 when it basically didn’t have an option at the position.

But it is a temporary annoyance and inconvenience, and one that will probably limit the Terps’ options in their scrimmage come the weekend.

Patrick Stevens