"We're probably the most competitive group on the team ... just because we've got so much depth," Ross said after the spring game. "Everybody's trying to succeed the other person. It's a battle every time we go to practice because sometimes the running back group is in that situation where it's you make one mistake you could come back out you might not come back on the field."
"Normally you see a freshman quarterback in his first start get nervous," tailback Brandon Ross said. "I didn't really see that he was nervous that much, at least he didn't show it in his face. I think he played poised. In the first half, he was just trying to get his feet wet and get adjusted, but I thought he played pretty well."