Aug 31, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Boise State Broncos huddle prior to a play in the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire
What follows is the Boise State football depth chart for the Miami (OH) game. Just because not much changed doesn't mean that there ain't some speculating to do. Speculation begins after the jump.
- QB: Joe Southwick, Grant Hedrick, Jimmy Laughrea
- RB: D.J. Harper, Drew Wright
- FB: Dan Paul, Chandler Koch
- X receiver: Matt Miller, Aaron Burks
- Z receiver: Mitch Burroughs, Troy Ware
- Slot receiver: Kirby Moore, Chris Potter
- TE: Gabe Linehan OR Chandler Koch, Holden Huff
- LT: Charles Leno, Faraji Wright
- LG: Joe Kellogg, Marcus Henry
- C: Matt Paradis, Spencer Gerke
- RG: Michael Ames, Brenel Myers
- RT: Jake Broyles, Rees Odhiambo
- DE: Demarcus Lawrence, Tyler Horn
- NT: Mike Atkinson, Greg Grimes
- DT: Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, Darren Koontz
- Stud end: Sam Ukwuachu, Beau Martin
- MLB: Tommy Smith, Blake Renaud
- WLB: J.C. Percy, Tyler Gray
- N: Dextrell Simmons, Corey Bell OR Jonathan Brown
- CB: Jamar Taylor, Ebo Makinde
- CB: Jerrell Gavins, Bryan Douglas
- S: Jeremy Ioane, Hazen Moss
- S: Lee Hightower, Darian Thompson
- K: Michael Frisina, Dan Goodale
- P: Trevor Harman, Dan Goodale
- KO: Trevor Harman, Dan Goodale
- Holder: Matt Miller, Joe Southwick
- KR: D.J. Harper, Mitch Burroughs
- PR: Mitch Burroughs OR Chris Potter
- Snapper: Chris Roberson, Kevin Keane
Now for some news and notes and wild speculation:
There are no changes to the offensive line, despite the unit's poor reviews following the Michigan State game.
The only changes to the depth chart come at defensive end where Demarcus Lawrence and Sam Ukwuachu are no longer ORs with Tyler Horn and Beau Martin. Though I don't pretend to know how any of these four people really did two Saturdays ago, I will say that Lawrence and Ukwuachu seemed to wreak the most havoc out of the D-line. Here's hoping they're back at their havoc-wreaking again this weekend.
Darian Thompson is listed as Lee Hightower's backup at safety, but you may remember that it was Thompson who subbed for an ill Jeremy Ioane in the second half vs. Michigan State. I'd say he is the third safety with Hazen Moss being the fourth.
Speaking of third people, the Broncos' third corner is - per the depth chart - Bryan Douglas. However, depending on the health of Jerrell Gavin's knee (health = iffy, versus MSU), Douglas could play more than Gavins or even get the start.
Coach Pete reiterated that he hoped to give the true freshmen more playing time in the coming weeks. Speaking of true freshmen ...
Jack Fields is not on the depth chart, but there is reason to think that he is the true No. 2 running back (he was the only non-D.J. Harper back to get a carry against Michigan State). We'll see how the carries break down this week, especially if there is garbage time to be had.
What do you make of this week's depth chart? Share your thoughts in the comments.