The Washington Times - November 5, 2012, 07:39PM

In this week’s Maryland depth chart, Matt Robinson makes his return. The full rundown …



* Robinson, who has played in only two games this season, returned to the depth chart. That seemed only a matter of time. What’s intriguing is he is listed as a co-starter with senior Eric Franklin rather than taking back the other safety spot.

Franklin has 23 career starts, and his 22 in a row ranks second on the roster behind only Joe Vellano. He has 34 tackles this season despite being a mainstay for virtually every snap this season.

Sean Davis, who started two games earlier this season at safety, is listed as a third-stringer. Anthony Nixon remains the starter at the other safety spot.

* With Demetrius Hartsfield done for the season with a torn ACL, Maryland’s inside linebacker assignments were juggled. Bradley Johnson is now a backup to Cole Farrand, while L.A Goree rises to a starting spot. Alex Twine, who started the first five games of the season at strong-side linebacker before giving way to Kenneth Tate, is now listed as a reserve at inside linebacker.

* With Twine moving inside, freshman Avery Thompson is listed as Tate’s backup on the strong side.


* Bennett Fulper, who missed two games with a turf toe injury, returned to play a few series against Georgia Tech in place of Josh Cary. Unsurprisingly, the two are listed as co-starters at left guard. Fulper has 27 career starts, including six this season. Cary has 12 career starts, including the last three games.

* Redshirt freshman Brandon Ross is listed as the outright No. 2 tailback, ahead of co-third stringers Justus Pickett and Albert Reid. The three were listed as equals on the depth chart before Ross ran for 66 yards on 12 carries against Georgia Tech.

Patrick Stevens