Missouri Depth Chart

OFFENSE
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Flanker (Z) 8 Jordan Shipley | 11 James Kirkendoll   6 DeSean Hales
Sub B 84 Marquise Goodwin OR 7 John Chiles |    
Tight End (Y) 83 Greg Smith | 13 Ahmard Howard
OR 89 Barrett Matthews
 
Flex TE: Dan Buckner
     
Right Tackle 64 Kyle Hix | 72 Britt Mitchell      
Right Guard 63 Michael Huey OR 56 Tray Allen | 54 Mark Buchanan
Center 71 Chris Hall | 78 David Snow | 75 Steve Moore
Left Guard 52 Charlie Tanner | 56 Tray Allen


Left Tackle 74 Adam Ulatoski | 77 Luke Poehlmann      
Split End (X) 9 Malcolm Williams | 4 Dan Buckner      
Tailback 28 Fozzy Whittaker OR
31
2
Cody Johnson
Vondrell McGee
OR
23 Tre' Newton
 
Specialty Back: D.J. Monroe
     
Fullback 24 Antwann Cobb | 31 Cody Johnson      
 
Short Yardage/Goal-Line: Lamarr Houston
     
Quarterback 12 Colt McCoy | 3 Garrett Gilbert | 17 Sherrod Harris
Place-Kicker 15 Hunter Lawrence | 39 Ryan Bailey | 19 Justin Tucker

DEFENSE
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Buck 2 Sergio Kindle | 80 Alex Okafor      
Tackle (Nose) 92 Ben Alexander OR 91 Kheeston Randall      
Tackle 33 Lamarr Houston | 96 Calvin Howell | 93 Tyrell Higgins
End 81 Sam Acho | 32 Eddie Jones | 95 Tevin Mims
Strongside LB 18 Emmanuel Acho | 1 Keenan Robinson      
Middle LB 38 Roddrick Muckelroy | 42 Dustin Earnest      
Weakside LB 1 Keenan Robinson | 18 Emmannuel Acho      
Right CB 3 Curtis Brown OR 8 Chykie Brown      
Right Safety 21 Blake Gideon |
27
Nolan Brewster
| 5 Ben Wells
Left Safety 12 Earl Thomas | 27 Nolan Brewster      
Left CB 4 Aaron Williams | 3 Curtis Brown      
Nickel 4 Aaron Williams | 12 Earl Thomas      
Punter 19 Justin Tucker | 47 John Gold | 17 Trevor Gerland

SPECIAL TEAMS
Punt Returns 8 Jordan Shipley | 12 Earl Thomas | 3 Curtis Brown
Kickoff Returns 26
8
D.J. Monroe
Jordan Shipley
|
|
84
4
Marquise Goodwin
Aaron Williams
| 9 Malcolm Williams
Kickoffs 19 Justin Tucker | 15 Hunter Lawrence      
Holder 8 Jordan Shipley | 17 Sherrod Harris      
Deep Snapper (PAT/FG) 83 Greg Smith | 72 Britt Mitchell      
Deep Snapper (Punts) 58 William Harvey | 48 Alex Zumberge      


Follow after the jump for some analysis of the changes this week...

In perhaps the biggest shake-up to the depth chart this season, it's clear that the coaching staff is intent on making major personnel changes on the offensive side of the football, most notably in the receiving corps. Listed at split end all season, Jordan Shipley has now returned to his more natural flanker position at struggling against Oklahoma to get open at the X position, pushing James Kirkendoll into a back-up position after two terrible performances in a row. After leading the team in receptions and receiving yards on Saturday, as well as scoring the only Longhorn touchdown of the day, Marquise Goodwin is now listed as the co-starter with John Chiles at the sub-B position, but is listed first, portending a sharp increase in snaps for the all-world athlete. And, making the week for many Texas fans, it finally appears that Malcolm Williams will get a chance at Shipley's vacated X position.

On the offensive line, Tray Allen moves into a co-starter relationship with Michael Huey, though Huey is still listed first, while David Snow is now solely the back up at the center position. Early in the season, Snow was listed as backing up each of three interior positions. The Longhorns need to find an effective interior combination and need to do it soon -- only Charlie Tanner appears entrenched at his left guard position.

At running back, Fozzy Whittaker and Cody Johnson remain the co-starters, with Vondrell McGee and Tre' Newton backing them up, along with DJ Monroe listed as the specialty back. Mack Brown says there is no way that he can get reps for all five, so expect McGee and Newton to see only limited action this week. Does Tre' Newton see some time as the third-down back or is he effectively buried now after injuring his neck?

On the defensive side of the ball, the status quo reigns, fitting after the dominant performance put on by Will Muschamp's charges. About the only thing worth noting is that Nolan Brewster is backing up both safety positions, ahead of Ben Wells.

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