Soon we will be seeing something Temple football fans have not been able to hold in their hands for the last three years.
A depth chart.
Geoff Collins did not believe in them, instead opting for a vague concept he called “Above The Line.”
Not a single former Temple Owl football player I talked to (and I talked to a lot) thought that made any sense at all.
Now that we have a more traditional head coach, Rod Carey, who does believe in such things, odds are that a full depth chart will be hashed out at least by the end of summer practice if not before.
Depth should be an issue (really, it is pretty much across the AAC and not just at Temple) but the Owls should be able to field a pretty compelling first team.
We’ll take a crack, not at the full chart but who the starters probably will be (knowing, of course, that someone will come out and surprise to grab a spot this summer. Since there is only one fullback on the roster (Jonny Forrest), we’ll assume they will try to get their “fullback-like” blocks from H-backs or tight ends.
So far, we will put our money on the fact that at least 15 of these 22 will be starters in the Aug. 31 opener against Bucknell:
QB-Anthony Russo, Todd Centeio, Trad Beatty, Kennique Bonner-Stewart
RB-Isaiah Wright, Jager Gardner, Tyliek Raynor, Tayvon Ruley, Jeremy Jennings,
OT-Isaac Moore, Adam Klein, Victor Stoffel
C-Matt Hennessy, Griffin Sestilli
OG-Vincent Picozzi, Jovahn Fair, Leon Pinto
TE-Kenny Yeboah, David Martin-Robinson, Tyler Sear
WR-Branden Mack, Jadan Blue, Randle Jones, Freddie Johnson, Travon Williams, Kadas Reams
E-Nickolos Madurie, Quincy Roche, Zack Mesday, Dana Levine, D’Andre Kelly,
T-Dan Archibong, Karamo Dioubate, Khris Banks, Ifeanyi Maijeh
LB-Shaun Bradley, Chapelle Russell, William Kwenkeu, Isaiah Graham-Mobley
S-Sam Franklin, Benny Walls, Keyvone Bruton
CB-Linwood Crump Jr., Ty Mason, Christian Braswell, Harrison Hand*
*Pending NCAA Clearinghouse
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