Durkin did not definitively declare Bortenschlager as Maryland's starter Saturday but did say he would start over Brand if he was available.
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"I feel like I can do it when I have to," he said. "I don't think the offense really keys on me, so sometimes I can get a quick eight yards, maybe."
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