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Texas releases depth chart ahead of Louisiana Tech game

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With preseason camp now complete, there is resolution for the position battles.

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Days Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, the Texas Longhorns released the depth chart for Saturday’s season opener against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, providing some resolution for the position battles that occurred starting in spring practice and continuing into preseason camp.

Here it is:

Texas depth chart

11 Name No. Name No. Name No. Name No.
11 Name No. Name No. Name No. Name No.
QB Sam Ehlinger 11 Casey Thompson 8 Roschon Johnson 2
RB Keaontay Ingram 26 Jordan Whittington 21
XWR Collin Johnson 9 Malcolm Epps 83 Al'Vonte Woodard
HWR Devin Duvernay 6 Jake Smith 16 Jordan Pouncey 86
ZWR John Burt 1 Brennan Eagles 13
YTE Cade Brewer 80 Reese Leitao 81 Jared Wiley 18 Brayden Liebrock 89
LT Sam Cosmi 52 Tyler Johnson 72 Javonne Shepherd 77
LG Junior Angilau -or- 75 Parker Braun 73 Tope Imade 67
C Zach Shackelford 56 Rafiti Ghirmai -or- 74 Derek Kerstetter 68
RG Derek Kerstetter -or- 68 Junior Angilau 75 JP Urquidez -or- 71 Willie Tyler 55
RT Denzel Okafor 78 Christian Jones -or- 75 JP Urquidez -or- *
Defense
DE Malcolm Roach 32 Marqez Bimage -or- 42 Jacoby Jones 36
NT Keondre Coburn 99 Moro Ojomo 98 Gerald Wilbon 94 D'Andre Christmas-Giles 55
DE Ta'Quon Graham 49 T'Vondre Sweat 93 Jamari Chisholm 91
BLB Joseph Ossai 46 Byron Vaughns 50
MLB Ayodele Adeoye -or- 40 Juwan Mitchell 6 Marcus Tillman, Jr. 13
ROV Jeffrey McCulloch 23 David Gbenda -or- 33 Caleb Johnson 40
CB Kobe Boyce -or- 38 D'Shawn Jamison 5 Donovan Duvernay 27
S Caden Sterns 7 Chris Brown -or- 15 DeMarvion Overshown 31
S Brandon Jones 19 Montrell Estell 39
CB Jalen Green 3 Anthony Cook 4 Kenyatta Watson II 2
NB BJ Foster 25 Josh Thompson 29
Special Teams
PK Cameron Dicker 17 Chris Naggar 45
P Ryan Bujcevski 8 Cameron Dicker 17
H Ryan Bujcevski 8 Cade Brewer 80
DS Justin Mader 54 Zach Edwards 43
KR Devin Duvernay 6 Jake Smith 16 D'Shawn Jamison 5 Montrell Estell 39
PR Jake Smith 16 D'Shawn Jamison 5 Brandon Jones 19
  • With sophomore Brennan Eagles sidelined for part of preseason camp due to arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, senior John Burt is the surprise starter at the Z receiver position, aided by the move of redshirt freshman Al’Vonte Woodard to X and the suspension of sophomore Joshua Moore.
  • Offensive line coach Herb Hand likes to ride with his five best offensive linemen, but it looks like redshirt freshman Junior Angilau and graduate transfer Parker Braun will rotate at the left guard spot against Louisiana Tech.
  • Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando cross trains his linebackers, but it’s notable that sophomore Juwan Mitchell has made enough of an impact at Mac to earn a role as a co-starter, while freshman David Gbenda and sophomore Caleb Johnson are working at Rover.
  • A strong preseason camp for sophomore Kobe Boyce has him listed ahead of sophomore D’Shawn Jamison, leaving sophomore Anthony Cook as the back up to sophomore Jalen Green, who looks like he’ll start the season as the team’s best cornerback.
  • Inside at nickel, it’s certainly no surprise that sophomore BJ Foster won the job over junior Josh Thompson. Given Foster’s admitted need to improve in areas like man coverage, block destruction, and block separation, earning the starting role bodes well for his ability to do those things effectively.
  • Look for freshman Jake Smith to make an impact on special teams after two seasons of mediocrity on kick returns and punt returns.