I'm sure there will be an official pdf or something by the end of the day
anyway, not a lot of surprises on there, but as always for the first game it's interesting.
JD, Noa/M Williams and WanDale Robinson appear to be your starting WRs.
Interesting that Kade Warner is listed as co-#2 with Miles Jones behind Wandale, as with both wandale and jones there, it would appear to be the Husk-R position.
Benhart listed as the backup at RT, and considering the injury to Gaylord, I'm guessing that means that he'll be playing in every game this season to get him ready if Farniok or Jaimes go down for any length of time.
Stoll and Allen are co-starters at TE. that's a good sign for Allen's progress.
McQuitty as the co-backup to JD is interesting as well. I had written him off, hopefully he puts together a good season.
Darien Chase is the only frosh besides WanDale to make the three deep. considering the depth at WR I'd guess they're all going to redshirt unless there's a rash of injuries.
odd that there's no Andre Hunt, I thought he was in line for at least a backup spot after the spring, but there's barely been mention of him in fall camp, let's hope that's because the other WRs like Woodyard and Williams and McQuitty really stepped it up this summer and in fall camp.
not surprised that Mo Washington and Mills are co-starters. Mazour and Rahmir johnson as co-backups isnt that big of a suprise, either, and pretty much confirms what we all suspected and that frosh johnson will be skipping his redshirt.
on defense there's not a lot of surprise on the line, although I'm mildly surprised that Stille isnt a starter. No Green listed on the DL, either, so it will be interesting to see if he plays at all in the opener or not. I still think Green is going to play in every game this season and push to be a starter by the end of the year if not sooner
I wasnt surprised that Alex Davis was a starter at OLB, but I am surprised that Ferguson and frosh Nelson are co-#2 behind him. I thought we'd see Ferg on one side and Davis on the other...
the other OLB spot shows co-starters with Domann and Tannor. I hope that's great news regarding the gains and growth those two have made and how they've performed in fall camp.
it looks like OLB may be shaping up into more of a strong/weak or base/weak or whatever setup, where it looks as if bigger guys will be the OLB on one side primarily for run support, setting the edge, while the other OLB spot is more of a playmaking spot ala what they had at UCF, a guy who can rush the passer but also be the cover guy in space. it will be interesting to see if they go with Davis/Ferg against power teams like Wisky and Iowa, and if they have both Domann and Tannor on the field in sure passing situations...
Cam Taylor is listed as the co-starter with Lamar Jackson, that probably has more to do with how often and how many positions Taylor will be playing this year, as he's likely the starting nickel and I still expect him to be the first one off the bench at any of the secondary positions.
frosh Newsome is co-#2 with braxton clark at CB. I think we'll see him burn his redshirt and play quite a bit this year, primarily on special teams like we saw from Taylor last season.
starters at safety are not a surprise, but I am surprised by the lack of scholarship names behind them. I'm also surprised that none of the other 3 incoming frosh made the 3 deep at safety. Lee is there as a veteran backup, though. I still think we'd see Cam Taylor become a starter at S if either Dismuke or Williams went down.
ILB is pretty much as expected with the top three of Barry/Miller/Honas. Barry will probably hardly ever come off the field so we'll probably see Honas and Miller rotating with only a sprinkling of Jo Johnson during the season.
in exciting news for husker fans who live across the border, Armstrong appears to have won the punting job
nice lineup of kick returners in Mo Washington, WanDale Robinson, Rahmir Johnson, Miles Jones
interesting lineup at PR, JD is still at the top but Cam Taylor backs him up and WanDale/Noa are listed co-#3. I think we might see Taylor return quite a few punts this year to keep JD's workload manageable.
overall, the starting lineup looks solid, and there appears to be decent depth at positions like DL, WR, TE, but I'm concerned if any of our starting OL goes down because none of the backups have experience (Bondo, Raridon, Farniok, Sichterman, Benhart) but they at least appear to be more talented than what we've had in the recent past. ILB depth is a concern, obviously. production at OLB will be interesting. the secondary actually seems ok because of guys like Taylor, Lee, Clark, Newsome in the mix as backups while the starters I think are very solid.