Boise State Depth Chart vs San Diego State

Let's talk about you, Mr. Demas - Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

For weights and measures and classes, view the full depth chart pdf. For speculation and analysis, scroll on down.

OFFENSE

  • QB: Grant Hedrick, Nick Patti
  • RB: Jay Ajayi, Jack Fields, Derrick Thomas, Devan Demas
  • X receiver: Matt Miller, Dallas Burroughs
  • Z receiver: Geraldo Boldewijn, Aaron Burks, Troy Ware
  • Slot receiver: Kirby Moore OR Shane Williams-Rhodes
  • TE: Gabe Linehan, Holden Huff, Connor Peters, Jake Hardee
  • LT: Charles Leno Jr., Steven Baggett
  • LG: Spencer Gerke, Chris Tozer
  • C: Matt Paradis, Spence Gerke
  • RG: Marcus Henry, Mario Yakoo
  • RT: Rees Odhiambo, Travis Averill

DEFENSE

  • DE: Demarcus Lawrence, Beau Martin, Sam McCaskill
  • NT: Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, Justin Taimatuia
  • DT: Armand Nance OR Tyler Horn
  • Stud end: Kharyee Marshall, Kamalei Correa OR Gabe Perez
  • MLB: Tanner Vallejo, Darren Lee, Blake Renaud
  • WLB: Tyler Gray, Ben Weaver
  • SLB: Corey Bell, Jonathan Brown, Chris Santini
  • CB: Bryan Douglas, Cleshawn Page OR Jonathan Moxey
  • CB: Donte Deayon, Mercy Maston
  • S: Jeremy Ioane, Taylor Loffler
  • S: Darian Thompson, Dillon Lukehart

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • K: Dan Goodale, Tyler Rausa
  • P: Trevor Harman OR Sean Wale
  • KO: Dan Goodale, Trever Harman
  • Holder: Matt Miller, Joe Southwick
  • KR: Dallas Burroughs, Shane Williams-Rhodes, Charles Bertoli
  • PR: Shane Williams-Rhodes, Bryan Douglas
  • Snapper: Kevin Keane

Now for some news and notes and wild speculation:

  • Predicted running back appearance order: Ajayi, Fields, Demas, Thomas
  • Boise State is so cryptic with injury information that nobody truly knows who will or will not be playing.
  • Tanner Vallejo is listed as the starter at MLB while Blake Renaud recovers from injury.
  • SWR and Kirby Moore are still listed with an 'OR' but that has been the case since Moore went down with a foot injury. Expect SWR to get just as many bubble screens as last week.
  • Devan Demas has been added to the depth chart after a team-leading 73 rushing yards last week against Wyoming. Did the performance surprise me? No, not really... Demas is really talented. Do I think the performance really changes the running back rotation? No, not really. Remember when Matt Kaiserman had 122 yards against Hawaii in 2009 only to rush for 28 yards in the next three games combined? The point is. Boise State will ride a hot player but only within a game. That trend rarely lasts more than a single game if the original player is truly better, which is the case here with Ajayi and Demas. The performance does give me hope that Demas will be around Boise State for the rest of his career. I was afraid that he could be a casualty of running back depth and would seek a transfer. I've never heard of that happening, but it is plausible he could have looked elsewhere to finish his career. Although, does that performance only increase the chances of him leaving now that he knows he is capable of competing on a high level?

Your Turn

What do you think of the depth chart? What are your thoughts on the Demas situation?

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