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USF Bulls list redshirt freshman Max Lang as starting right tackle

TAMPA — USF released its first game-week depth chart Monday, listing redshirt freshman Max Lang as the starting right tackle.

Incumbent starter Quinterrius Eatmon missed most of last week with concussion symptoms. But coach Skip Holtz said both are practicing and likely to play Saturday against I-AA Chattanooga.

"(Eatmon has) cleared all the tests," Holtz said. "But right now, Max is playing really well, and he's doing a nice job there. If Q will come back (to full strength), we'll have a heck of a competition going through."

Lang could start in his college debut, though Holtz said he'll wait to see how quickly Eatmon can return to form in practice this week.

"Until I see (Eatmon) put on shoulder pads and go out there and play, I've got to go with the guy that's been there for the last week," he said. "And that's Max Lang."

"I've said before, when a guy's injured and a backup goes in there, if he does a great job, he's kind of earned squatter's rights. I don't think he's going to give it up easily, and I think Q's going to compete his tail off to get it back. It's a great situation to have as a football team."

Other depth chart notes:

• USF is keeping sophomore Darrell Williams at left tackle and senior Mark Popek at left guard, liking the way the two have handled new roles.

• Redshirt freshman walk-on Mattias Ciabatti (Hillsborough High) appears to have beat out two-year starter Justin Brockhaus-Kann at punter.

• At receiver, junior Derrick Hopkins, who has barely played at USF, is listed as a starter ahead of Deonte Welch and Victor Marc. Sterling Griffin, the team's leader in receptions last season, is listed as a backup to sophomore Andre Davis.

• At running back, Demetris Murray and Marcus Shaw remain co-starters.

• Same for the neck-and-neck backup QB job, which has redshirt freshman Matt Floyd "or" junior Bobby Eveld behind senior B.J. Daniels.

USF depth chart

QB B.J. Daniels Matt Floyd/Bobby Eveld
RB Demetris Murray/ Marcus Shaw Lindsey Lamar/ Willie Davis
WR Andre Davis Sterling Griffin
WR Terrence Mitchell Chris Dunkley
WR Derrick Hopkins Deonte Welch/ Victor Marc
TE Andreas Shields/ Evan Landi Sean Price/ Mike McFarland
LT Darrell Williams Damien Edwards
LG Mark Popek Lawrence Martin
C Austin Reiter Thor Jozwiak
RG Danous Estenor Brynjar Gudmundsson
RT Max Lang Quinterrius Eatmon
FB Jeff Hawkins Spencer Cavalieri/ Chris Breit

DE Ryne Giddins Eric Lee
DT Luke Sager Todd Chandler
DT Cory Grissom Elkino Watson
DE Tevin Mims Julius Forte
SLB Sam Barrington Reshard Cliett
MLB Michael Lanaris Ruben Garcia
WLB DeDe Lattimore Mike Jeune
CB Kayvon Webster Fidel Montgomery
SS JaQuez Jenkins Ernie Tabuteau
FS Mark Joyce Jon Lejiste
CB George Baker Kenneth Durden

Special teams

PK: Maikon Bonani. P: Mattias Ciabatti, Justin Brockhaus-Kann. H: Justin Brockhaus-Kann. LS: David Burdetsky. KO: Marvin Kloss. KR: Lindsey Lamar, Derrick Hopkins. PR: Terrence Mitchell

QB: B.J. Daniels, Matt Floyd/Bobby Eveld

RB: Demetris Murray/Marcus Shaw, Lindsey Lamar/Willie Davis

WR: Andre Davis, Sterling Griffin

WR: Terrence Mitchell, Chris Dunkley

WR: Derrick Hopkins, Deonte Welch/Victor Marc

TE: Andreas Shields/Evan Landi, Sean Price/Mike McFarland

LT: Darrell Williams, Damien Edwards

LG: Mark Popek, Lawrence Martin

C: Austin Reiter, Thor Jozwiak

RG: Danous Estenor, Brynjar Gudmundsson

RT: Max Lang, Quinterrius Eatmon

FB: Jeff Hawkins, Spencer Cavalieri/Chris Breit

DE: Ryne Giddins, Eric Lee

DT: Luke Sager, Todd Chandler

DT: Cory Grissom, Elkino Watson

DE: Tevin Mims, Julius Forte

SLB: Sam Barrington, Reshard Cliett

MLB: Michael Lanaris, Ruben Garcia

WLB: DeDe Lattimore, Mike Jeune

CB: Kayvon Webster, Fidel Montgomery

SS: JaQuez Jenkins, Ernie Tabuteau

FS: Mark Joyce, Jon Lejiste

CB: George Baker, Kenneth Durden

PK: Maikon Bonani

P: Mattias Ciabatti, Justin Brockhaus-Kann

H: Justin Brockhaus-Kann

LS: David Burdetsky

KO: Marvin Kloss

KR: Lindsey Lamar, Derrick Hopkins

PR: Terrence Mitchell

USF Bulls list redshirt freshman Max Lang as starting right tackle 08/27/12 [Last modified: Monday, August 27, 2012 11:05pm]
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