COLLEGE PARK — Maryland interim coach Mike Locksley declined to elaborate on the indefinite suspension of running back Wes Brown for a violation of the university's student-athlete code of conduct during his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.
"I'll let the statement handle the Wes situation," Locksley said, referring to the announcement of Brown's suspension.
Brown had been elevated to the Terps' starter ahead of last week's game at then-No. 13 Michigan State, and Brown rushed for 52 yards on 12 carries.
Locksley had been impressed with Brown's practice habits and performance in recent weeks, and the junior said he had "started seeing things differently" in an interview last week.
On the season, Brown had rushed for 317 yards and three touchdowns. Senior Brandon Ross will start Saturday against Indiana, and freshman Ty Johnson will be his backup.
"As far as my disappointment, obviously, like anything else, it's got to be the next man up mentality so we're going to count on guys that have to step up and fill the void that we'll have with Wes not being a part of it," Locksley said.
Other notes from Mike Locksley's weekly press conference:
>> Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue is a half-sack away from tying Maryland's single-season record.
>> Maryland's final two games of the season against Indiana and at Rutgers are noon kickoffs on the Big Ten Network.
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