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First look: USF's opening-week depth chart

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Here's the official USF two-deep, leading up to the Bulls' season opener Saturday against Elon:

QB: Matt Grothe, Grant Gregory

RB: Ben Williams, Mike Ford, Moise Plancher

WR: Amarri Jackson, Carlton Mitchell

WR: Taurus Johnson, Dontavia Bogan

WR: Marcus Edwards, Eddie Alcin

WR: Jessie Hester Jr., Courtney Denson

TE: Cedric Hill, Ben Busbee

LT: Marc Dile, Jacob Sims

LG: Jake Griffin, Ryan Schmidt

C: Nick Capogna, Sampson Genus

RG: Zach Hermann, Jeremiah Warren

RT: Walt Walker, Jared Carnes

DE: George Selvie, Josh Smiley

NT: Richard Clebert, Allen Cray

DT: Aaron Harris, Brandon Peguese

DE: Jarriett Buie, Woody George

SLB: Tyrone McKenzie, Sabbath Joseph

MLB: Ben Moffitt, Sam Miller

WLB: Brouce Mompremier, Donte Spires

CB: Mike Jenkins,  Ryan Gilliam

CB: Trae Williams, Tyller Roberts

SS: Carlton Williams, Louis Gachette

FS: Nate Allen, Jerome Murphy

NICKEL: Jerome Murphy, Tyller Roberts

PK: Delbert Alvarado, Justin Teachey

P: Justin Teachey, William Criswell

KO: Justin Teachey, William Criswell

KR: Taurus Johnson/Trae Williams

PR: Amarri Jackson

LS: Eric Setser, Mike Walsh

H: Anthony Severino

OBSERVATIONS: Not too many surprises here. Seeing Mike Ford as the No. 2 running back is impressive, ahead of more experienced running backs in Aston Samuels and Moise Plancher. Again, I think you're going to see four (or five if Jamar Taylor gets his waiver) running backs get long looks against Elon. ... Four true freshmen are top backups: Sampson Genus, Jeremiah Warren, Dontavia Bogan and Mike Walsh. ... There are eight redshirt freshmen on the two-deep as well. ... As you see, linebacker Chris Robinson isn't on this depth chart, a good indication he'll rest the Elon game and focus on returning for Auburn. ... One walk-on note: defensive tackle Frank D'Amico, a Durant grad, is no longer on the team. ... Positions on here I'd say are still up for grabs? Weakside linebacker and the offensive guards. Your thoughts?

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:35am]

    

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