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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Justus Pickett
It was unlikely the milestone, however modest it was, of passing the victory total of his first season at Maryland was on coach Randy Edsall's mind Saturday.
Kevin Dorsey arrived at Maryland's football team house early Sunday morning to scour the tape of another quiet day.
Maryland barely exorcized memories of its most brutal loss of a year ago while nearly revisiting the theme of its forgettable 2011 finale.
There are no artistry points in football, a reality Maryland was no doubt grateful for Saturday.
Justus Pickett received immediate on-field experience last fall at Maryland.
The last realistic accomplishment the Maryland football team could hope to achieve this season was ruining someone else's postseason aspirations.
Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien hosted tailback Justus Pickett on his visit to College Park. He's worked with the newcomer since the start of camp.
Maryland tailback D.J. Adams' first touchdown of the season came late in the third quarter of Saturday's 37-31 loss to West Virginia and a dozen days later than he'd probably hoped.
"I guess I'm one of the older running backs now," Pickett said. "I'm only going to be a sophomore. It's definitely ridiculous, but I have to step up and take that role."
"It wasn't too bad for being as light as I was, but I wouldn't have minded having 10 more pounds on me," Pickett said.