As we alluded to earlier, USF released its depth chart earlier this week (hat-tip to The Oracle). If you haven't seen it yet, listed below are starters, then backups. First we'll look at the offense. Defense and Special Teams are below.
HB - Marcus Shaw, Michael Pierre
WR1 - Andre Davis, Jordan Duval
WR2 - Deonte Welch, Chris Dunkley
LT - Darrell Williams, Jake Kaufman
RG - Lawrence Martin, Max Lang
Offense Notes: Coach Willie Taggart lists Bench and Eveld as co-backups; this is could be a diversionary tactic to keep other coaches (and us fans!) guessing. Thor Jozwiak not on the chart, potentially due to injury. Martin gets to start as a senior. Sanchez and Amichia are the only freshman listed. And for the first time in who knows how long, USF has listed FB on the depth chart, and walk-on Epps gets the start.
DE - Tevin Mims, Eric Lee
DT - Luke Sager, James Hamilton
DT - Elkino Watson, Anthony Hill
MLB - DeDe Lattimore, Hans Louis
WLB - Reshard Cliett, Nigel Harris
Defense Notes: Don't be discouraged with Giddins being listed behind Lynch; those two and Mims will see action at both DE spots. But where's Juju Forte? At 190 lbs, Harris looks a little thin to backup at LB, but he must've impressed in camp. Harris, Godwin, Robbins and Spencer are the freshman listed.
KO - Marvin Kloss
HO- Mattias Ciabatti, Aaron Munoz
KR - Kenneth Durden, Derrick Hopkins
PR - Derrick Hopkins, Andre Davis
Special Teams notes: Kloss will handle all the kicking duties, while Ciabatti will handle both punting and holding. Having a punter hold might limit FG fake possibilities. Hopkins will field both kicks and punts.