The seventh 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||OR||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)||27||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.
Since Liddle played extended snaps Saturday at left guard in place of the dinged-up Stiverson, I moved Liddle to third-string at that position like I did Bennett at left tackle.
Rather than take Hostrup off the list entirely, I moved him over to third-string right tackle and replaced A.J. Allen, who is almost certainly redshirting at this point.
Otherwise, everything looks settled. This side of the ball is injury-free and finally seems to be achieving some consistency. Rock on.
Once again, I have reshuffled the defensive line. Since Coleman started ahead of Geary, I moved him back on top in the "OR" pairing. This still is obviously a competitive position, though, and Geary was instrumental to the OU win.
Johnson's return meant nothing changed at linebacker, and until Green is officially deleted from the depth chart the way Charmeachealle Moore was, I will leave him as the starter.
I moved Schellenberg back to Green's backup to reflect his filling in that position with his first start since Iowa State.
I then moved Prewett to Barnett's backup, even though he doesn't really play that position, because he at least has seen some snaps at safety and Newlan really has not.
For this week, at least, I am listing Evans' number as 27, not 15, to recognize the way the team honored the late David Garrett. Rest in peace, Rat.
There again were no changes here. But with this unit, anything can change rapidly in a week, so stay tuned. Kudos to Cantele for locking up a job as our pooch kickoff guy, though.