Brady Hoke and the Michigan Wolverines finally have the roster and subsequent depth chart ready to go heading into opening weekend this Saturday against Central Michigan. Some positions were pretty clear as to who was going to emerge as the starter for instance everyone knew that Devon Gardner was going to get the nod at starting QB over Shane Morris and despite his season ending injury early last season (try the first game of the season) Blake Countess was going to get one of the starting CB spots.
However the Wolverines also had some very real questions on the offensive line like who exactly was going to fill some of those spots.
Well those inquiries have finally been addressed at least for the week.
Sophomore Jack Miller well get the start at center with Taylor Lewan starting at left tackle and Graham Glasgow taking the left guard spot after competing with Miller for center. On the right side highly touted redshirt freshman Kyle Kalis will get the nod at guard while Michael Schofield will take on the tackle spot.
Meanwhile Fitz Toussaint who displayed flashes of his 2011 season prior to a scary leg injury ended his season early in 2012 earned himself the starting running back sport while Drake Johnson and Justice Hayes are slated to serve as his backups. Freshmen De’Veon Smith and Derrick Green were listed at the bottom of the chart which was somewhat surprising for Green considering he did turn some heads during the practices leading up.
Nonetheless here is the full 2013 depth chart for the Wolverines (via the Detroit News):
WR – Jeremy Gallon, Joe Reynolds
LT – Taylor Lewan, Ben Braden
LG – Graham Glasgow, Chris Bryant
C – Jack Miller, Joey Burzynski
RG – Kyle Kalis, Joey Burzynski
RT – Michael Schofield, Erik Magnuson
TE – Devin Funchess, A.J. Williams
WR – Jehu Chesson OR Jeremy Jackson
SR – Drew Dileo, Dennis Norfleet
QB – Devin Gardner, Shane Morris
FB – Joe Kerridge, Sione Houma
RB – Fitz Toussaint, Drake Johnson
DE – Frank Clark, Mario Ojemudia
DT – Jibreel Black, Ryan Glasgow
NT – Quinton Washington, Ondre Pipkins
DE – Keith Heitzman, Matt Godin OR Chris Wormley
SLB – Cam Gordon OR Brennen Beyer
MLB – Desmond Morgan, Joe Bolden
WLB – James Ross, Royce Jenkins-Stone
LCB – Raymon Taylor, Delonte Hollowell OR Jourdan Lewis
SS – Thomas Gordon, Josh Furman
FS – Jarrod Wilson, Jeremy Clark
RCB – Blake Countess, Channing Stribling
NICKEL – Blake Countess, Dymonte Thomas
PK – Brendan Gibbons, Matt Wile
P – Matt Wile, Kenny Allen
LS – Jareth Glanda
H – Drew Dileo, Kenny Allen
KO – Matt Wile
PR – Dennis Norfleet, Drew Dileo
KR – Dennis Norfleet, Drew Dileo
DB Courtney Avery, LB Jake Ryan, TE Jordan Paskorz, FB Wyatt Shallman
[h/t: Detroit News]