Sunday night gave us a glimpse into the depth chart on Twitter. Let's not delay and jump right into it:
#Canes list sophomore Joe Yearby OR freshman Mark Walton as the starter for Saturday's game vs. Bethune-Cookman— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) August 31, 2015
That news broke minutes after we found out that Gus Edwards will miss the 2015 season with an undisclosed foot injury.
#Canes depth chart starters - Offense: QB Brad Kaaya, WR Waters, Scott, LT Darling, LG Gall, C Linder, RG Isidora, RT Odogwu, TE Dobard— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) August 31, 2015
Stacy Coley listed as the starter at slot receiver #Canes, Chris Herndon at H Back; Gage Batten ahead of Walter Tucker at fullback— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) August 31, 2015
|WR (X)||LT||LG||C||RG||RT||TE||SLOT||WR (Z)|
|Rashawn Scott||Trevor Darling||Alex Gall||Nick Linder||Danny Isidora||Sunny Odogwu||Stan Dobard||Stacy Coley||Herb Waters|
|Lawrence Cager||Kc McDermott||Tyler Gauthier||Hunter Knighton||Joe Brown||Tyree St. Louis||Jake O'Donnell OR||Braxton Berrios||Stacy Coley|
|Jerome Washington||Malcolm Lewis|
|Brad Kaaya||Gage Batten||Joseph Yearby OR||Chris Herndon|
|Malik Rosier||Walter Tucker||Mark Walton||David Njoku|
- Brad Kaaya at QB, duh
- Mark Walton is going to be a huge factor. Already listed as an OR starter for the opener with Joseph Yearby. That talk of Walton being the unquestioned starter by game 4 or 5 (which we'ver heard)? Might be something to that.
- Herb Waters, Rashawn Scott, and Stacy Coley at the 3 WR spots works for me. Interesting to see Coley starting at slot and not X or Z.
- No mention of Tyre Brady or Darrel Langham at WR. Hmm....
- Standish Dobard at TE, duh
- OL was the 5 I named in my prediction article: Trevor Darling, Alex Gall, Nick Linder, Danny Isidora, and Sunny Odogwu.
- Want to see what the rest of the DC looks like. Where are guys like Lawrence Cager and David Njoku listed?
- Batten (who?) over Tucker at FB? Could that be to free up Tucker to play some RB now that Edwards is out for the year?
#Canes depth chart starters - DE Kamalu, NG Heurtelou, DT Jenkins, OLB Owens, T. Harris, ILB Kirby & Grace, CB Howard & Burns— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) August 31, 2015
|Ufomba Kamalu||Calvin Heurtelou||Courtel Jenkins|
|Chad Thomas||Kendrick Norton||Anthony Moten|
|RJ McIntosh||Michael Wyche|
|Darrion Owens||Raphael Kirby||Jermaine Grace||Trent Harris|
|Tyriq McCord||Terry McCray||Marques Gayot||Demetrius Jackson OR|
|Tracy Howard||Dallas Crawford||Deon Bush OR||Artie Burns|
|Corn Elder||Rayshawn Jenkins||Jamal Carter||Sheldrick Redwine|
- No Chad Thomas or Al-Quaddin Muhammad starting on Defense. I'm flabbergasted by this.
- Courtel Jenkins starting up from at DT. Solid spot for him after a good freshman year in limited snaps.
- Where are Kendrick Norton and Richard McIntosh listed on the depth chart?
- Trent Harris at OLB/Rush end. Gotta embed a tweet here
Trent obeys. Trent plays.— JN (@EverDilettante) August 31, 2015
- Jermaine Grace, Raphael Kirby, and Darrion Owens are by far the best players at LB. That's the group. Some are surprised Tyriq McCord isn't starting. I'm not.
- Tracy Howard and Artie Burns starting at outside CB. They have talent, time to step up.
- Corn Elder starting at Nickel. I like him there because his short area quickness plays better inside than Howard or Burns.
- Dallas Crawford at 1 Safety is curious. He's a good player, but I'd like to see a different starting group.
- The OTHER safety w/DC? Deon Bush OR Jamal Carter. Those 2, IMO, should be the starters together.
- And, that means Rayshawn Jenkins is behind Crawford. And Jaquan Johnson is behind those 4.
|Justin Vogel||Michael Badgley||Jon Semerene||Justin Vogel|
|Michael Badgley||Jon Semerene||Justin Vogel||Malik Rosier|
|Long Snap||Short Snap||KR||PR|
|Jordan Butler OR||Frank Gabriel||Stacy Coley||Braxton Berrios|
|Frank Gabriel||Jordon Butler||Mark Walton||Stacy Coley|
Several freshmen besides Walton seized chance: Redwine UM's No. 4 CB; Norton backup NT; Gauthier, St. Louis 2nd-team OL;Cager in top 6 at WR— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) August 31, 2015