The eighth official depth chart for the 2014 season was unveiled Tuesday. Have a look:
|Wide Receiver||16||Tyler Lockett||7||Judah Jones||13||Steven West|
|Left Tackle||55||Cody Whitehair||76||Ajhane Brager||64||Aaron Bennett|
|Left Guard||77||Boston Stiverson||70||Will Ash||61||Drew Liddle|
|Center||66||B.J. Finney||69||Reed Bergstrom||61||Drew Liddle|
|Right Guard||68||Luke Hayes||61||Drew Liddle||67||Reid Najvar|
|Right Tackle||65||Matt Kleinsorge||64||Aaron Bennett||74||Kason Hostrup|
|Tight End||85||Zach Trujillo||89||Zach Nemechek||80||Cody Small|
|Quarterback||15||Jake Waters||8||Joe Hubener||17||Jesse Ertz|
|Fullback||48||Glenn Gronkowski||89||Zach Nemechek||34||Adam Weber|
|Running Back||20||DeMarcus Robinson||24||Charles Jones||28||Jarvis Leverett Jr.|
|Wide Receiver (Slot)||14||Curry Sexton||2
||Andre Davis||12||Stanton Weber|
|Wide Receiver||6||Deante Burton||19||Kody Cook||31||Taylor Hilgers|
|Defensive End||44||Ryan Mueller||90||Laton Dowling||34||Tanner Wood|
|Defensive Tackle||99||Valentino Coleman||60||Will Geary||97||Demonte Hood|
|Defensive Tackle||95||Travis Britz||91||DeAndre Roberts||OR||92||Matt Seiwert|
|Defensive End||75||Jordan Willis||45||Marquel Bryant||9||Taylor Godinet|
|Strongside Linebacker||9||Elijah Lee||57||Colborn Couchman||47||Myles Copeland|
|Middle Linebacker||32||Dakorey Johnson||35||Will Davis||3||D'Vonta Derricott|
|Weakside Linebacker||21||Jonathan Truman||58||Trent Tanking||31||Kip Keeley|
|Nickel Back (Cat Safety)||15||Randall Evans||10||Donnie Starks||28||Nate Guidry Jr.|
|Cornerback||33||Morgan Burns||23||Cre Moore||13||Jesse Mack|
|Strong Safety||22||Dante Barnett||4||Kaleb Prewett||29||Sean Newlan|
|Free Safety||2||Travis Green||20||Dylan Schellenberg||17||Weston Hiebert|
|Cornerback||7||Danzel McDaniel||24||Nate Jackson||30||Corey Jackson|
|WILDCAT SPECIAL TEAMS|
|Place-Kicker||16||Matthew McCrane||3||Jack Cantele||40||Ian Patterson|
|Punter||14||Nick Walsh||9||Mitch Lochbihler||40||Ian Patterson|
|Punt Returner||16||Tyler Lockett||14||Curry Sexton||2||Andre Davis|
|Kickoff Returner||16||Tyler Lockett||33||Morgan Burns||OR||24||Charles Jones|
|Kickoff Specialist||40||Ian Patterson||3||Jack Cantele||8||Dillon Wilson|
|Holder||23||Collin Sexton||14||Nick Walsh||9||Mitch Lochbihler|
|Long Snapper||46||Dalton Converse||43||Drew Scott||38||Dalton Harman|
By way of analysis, I'll hit the high points for each major position grouping. There were no changes to the official depth chart this week, but I took the opportunity to continue making more minor adjustments of my own.
There are no changes this week.
It is, however, worth noting that K-State has started four wide receivers in every game this year except Stephen F. Austin. I am toying with the idea of adding one more receiver position to reflect Cook's persistent starter status.
That might make the code a little messy, though, since I still would want to retain fullback and tight end as starting positions, despite Gronkowski and Trujillo each only drawing one start this season.
What do you think?
The "OR" is now gone from between Coleman and Geary.
Coleman has drawn the last two starts and played well, leading me to suspect Geary's starting was more about an injury to Coleman than it was the latter being outplayed in practice.
The Davis-Johnson merry-go-round at middle linebacker continued for another week, with Davis sliding back in and Johnson not playing against Texas. I suspect Johnson's ankle still is bothering him, and the coaches likely will try to survive with Davis and/or a six-defensive-back look against Oklahoma State, then bring Johnson back for TCU.
I'm still leaving Green ahead of Schellenberg even though it's pretty apparent now that Green is lost for the season. But as with Charmachealle Moore, I don't delete someone for good until the official depth chart does, too.
Evans returned to wearing No. 15 this week, so that change is reflected.
No changes here.