CHARLOTTESVILLE —- Three noteworthy tidbits just before kickoff …
* Tailback Justus Pickett took first-team reps during warmups, with Albert Reid taking a few as well. Look for Pickett to start, with Reid the second option and Brandon Ross the No. 3 back. Wes Brown is out with an injury.
* Senior linebacker Kenneth Tate took the first team reps during warmups. He’s in line for his first start of the season.
* Maryland’s posse of probables (according to the injury report) —- Joe Vellano, Justin Gilbert, Andrew Zeller, Pickett and more —- all are present and appear set to play.
—- Patrick Stevens