Texas Longhorns Game Week: Depth Chart Versus Oklahoma State

OFFENSE
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Flanker (Z) 1 Mike Davis OR 3 DeSean Hales      
Sub B 5 John Chiles | 84 Marquise Goodwin      
Tight End (Y) 89 Barrett Matthews | 87 Dominique Jones      
Right Tackle 72 Britt Mitchell | 70 Paden Kelley      
Right Guard 67 Mason Walters | 73 Garrett Porter      
Center 78 David Snow | 73 Garrett Porter      
Left Guard 76 Trey Hopkins | 79 Thomas Ashcraft

 
Left Tackle 64 Kyle Hix | 70 Paden Kelley      
Split End (X) 11 James Kirkendoll | 9 Malcolm Williams | 4 Darius White
Quarterback 7 Garrett Gilbert | 6 Case McCoy | 18 Connor Wood
Tailback 28 Fozzy Whittaker | 31 Cody Johnson |
26 D.J. Monroe
H-Back 30 Ryan Roberson |
21 Chris Whaley      
Fullback 30 Ryan Roberson | 41 Jamison Berryhill      
Place-Kicker 19 Justin Tucker | 14 William Russ      


Defense, special teams, and some analysis after the jump...

DEFENSE
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Buck 9 Dravannti Johnson | 32 Eddie Jones      
Tackle (Nose) 91 Kheeston Randall | 96 Calvin Howell      
Tackle 80 Alex Okafor | 85 Ashton Dorsey      
End 81 Sam Acho | 92 Reggie Wilson      
Strongside LB 18 Emmanuel Acho | 9 Dravannti Johnson      
Middle LB 18 Emmanuel Acho | 42 Dustin Earnest      
Weakside LB 1 Keenan Robinson | 33 Jordan Hicks      
Right CB 4 Aaron Williams | 2 Carrington Byndom      
Right Safety 21 Blake Gideon |
17
Adrian Phillips
     
Left Safety 6 Christian Scott OR 16 Kenny Vaccaro      
Left CB 3 Curtis Brown | 7 A.J. White      
Nickel 16 Kenny Vaccaro            
Punter 47 John Gold OR 19 Justin Tucker      

SPECIAL TEAMS
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Punt Returns 17 Adrian Phillips | 3 Curtis Brown OR 4 Darius White
Kickoff Returns 26 D.J. Monroe
| 9 Malcolm Williams OR 6 Christian Scott
Kickoffs 19 Justin Tucker | 14 William Russ      
Holder 86 Cade McCrary | 47 John Gold      
Deep Snapper (PAT/FG) 72 Britt Mitchell | 83 Greg Smith      
Deep Snapper (Punts) 48 Alex Zumberge | 49 Trey Wier      

 

  • Some major changes offensively, especially at wide receiver, where James Kirkendoll is now the starter at split end, displacing Malcolm Williams. On the other side of the formation, that leaves John Chiles at the starter in the slot, backed up by Marquise Goodwin, while Mike Davis and DeSean Hales are co-starters at flanker.
  • EBS is no longer on the depth chart for reasons that haven't been made apparent by the coaching staff, so Barrett Matthews is the starter at tight end, backed up by Dominique Jones. Ryan Roberson is now the starter at the never-used H-back position, passing Chris Whaley there.
  • Garrett Porter and Paden Kelley both back up two positions along the offensive line. Mark Buchanan, who was listed on the depth chart for much of the year but never played, is no longer listed.
  • Defensively, the big change is that Dravannti Johnson is back at the Buck position, passing Eddie Jones, a surprising demotion for the senior. The coaches must not have been happy with his play the last several weeks because Johnson hasn't exactly been setting the world on fire either.
  • Emmanuel Acho is the starter at both the strongside position and in the middle. He would likely give way to Dustin Earnest in the middle if the Longhorns need to play three linebackers, which they will not have to do against either Oklahoma State or Texas A&M. Not sure if FAU is spread or not.
  • Kenny Vaccaro is the new starter in the nickel, with Aaron Williams moving to right cornerback, backed up by Carrington Byndom, likely the first player off the bench if Vaccaro moves to left safety during the game, where he is a co-starter with Christian Scott.
  • Adrian Phillips remains the punt returner, with Darius White making his first appearance on the depth chart there as a co-backup.
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