The Washington Times - October 8, 2012, 08:30PM

It’s a quiet week of depth chart changes for Maryland, with the most noticeable switch something that reflects what unfolded on the field during Saturday’s 19-14 defeat of Wake Forest.

Freshman Anthony Nixon started in place of Matt Robinson, who did not play with a groin injury. In turn. Nixon is listed atop the depth chart this week with A.J. Hendy as his backup.

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Robinson is not listed. At the other safety spot, Eric Franklin is listed ahead of Sean Davis.

There are three other changes, all of them involving reserves:

* Junior Isaiah Ross is listed as the No. 2 nose tackle behind Darius Kilgo. Former walk-on Alex Walker fell off the depth chart for the first time all season.

* Sophomore Keith Bowers is listed as the sole backup to A.J. Francis at defensive end. Bowers and Ross were co-backups a week ago.

* Marcus Leak is now the No. 2 punt returner behind Stefon Diggs, replacing Dexter McDougle. Considering Leak operated as the second safety on Maryland’s punt return team last month at West Virginia, this change isn’t a massive surprise, either.

As for what’s the same? Alex Twine and Kenneth Tate remain co-starters at strong-side linebacker, and the four-way logjam at tailback remains in place – though coach Randy Edsall indicated Sunday it would be Justus Pickett and Wes Brown who receive the bulk of the work this week against Virginia.

Patrick Stevens