The Washington Times - August 9, 2011, 02:20PM

Justin Anderson’s latest stay at defensive tackle didn’t last through the first day of practice.

The Maryland defensive lineman shifted back outside to open camp on Tuesday. It’s just another move for a guy who shuttled between spots on the defensive line in two-plus years at Maryland.


After serving as a reserve defensive tackle in 2009, Anderson started every game at Anchor (a strong-side defensive end) last season. With a new staff, Anderson moved inside, then back to end and then back to tackle throughout spring ball.

Now he’s back at end … at least for the moment.

Also of note: Defensive tackles Joe Vellano, A.J. Francis and Andre Monroe all took first-team snaps at times.

“Inside we did a little tweaking between the guys playing certain techniques,” coach Randy Edsall said.

There were few other positional switches. Freshman Alex Twine was listed at the Star position but worked with the other linebackers group. And Lukas Foreman, another freshman, got work at Star after he was listed at safety in the preseason depth chart.

“We might have moved some of the young kids around just to where we felt they might be able to quicker by putting them in certain positions,” Edsall said. “Nothing really from one side of the ball to the other, but just kind of within their own position group, we tweaked a little bit.”

Patrick Stevens