D.J. Adams Falling out of RB Rotation
D.J. Adams
Turtle Sports Report reporter
Posted Oct 11, 2011


Edsall says other running backs are more deserving of carries

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If you wondered where D.J. Adams was Saturday in Atlanta, you're not alone.

The fact is that Adams has fallen out of the running back rotation, according to head coach Randy Edsall.

"We as coaches feel we have some other backs who deserve the carries that they're getting," Edsall said, "based on performance on the field."

Adams did not receive a carry against Georgia Tech, despite the team putting forth their best rushing performance this season. Adams last saw action against Towson when he rushed three times for 16 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown. On the season, Adams is averaging 19 yards per game, but leads all backs with three trips to the red zone.

Over the past two games, starting running back Davin Meggett has had 34 carries for 188 yards, while true freshman Justus Pickett has had 24 carries for 119 yards.

A goal-line and short-yardage specialist, Adams has 14 rushing touchdowns in 11 career games. He ranks 18th all-time in Maryland history in that category.



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