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NU Week 2 Depth Chart and Initial Reactions


Quarterback — Kain Colter, Trevor Siemian

Running Back — Venric Mark, Mike Trumpy OR Treyvon Green

Y Receiver — Mike Jensen, Cermak Bland

X Receiver  — Tony Jones, Pierre Youngblood-Ary

Z Receiver — Rashad Lawrence, Cameron Dickerson

H Receiver — Christian Jones, Andrew Scanlan

Superback — Dan Vitale, Mark Szott

Left Tackle — Jack Konopka, Shane Mertz

Left Guard — Geoff Mogus, Adam DePietro

Center — Brandon Vitabile, Matt Frazier

Right Guard — Ian Park, Hayden Baker

Right Tackle — Paul Jorgensen, Eric Olson


Defensive End – Tyler Scott, Ifeadi Odenigbo

Defensive Tackle – Sean McEvilly, C.J. Robbins

Defensive Tackle – Chance Carter, Will Hampton

Defensive End – Dean Lowry OR Deonte Gibson

SAM Linebacker – Collin Ellis, Joseph Jones

MIKE Linebacker – Damien Proby, Timmy Vernon OR Jaylen Prater

WILL Linebacker – Chi Chi Ariguzo, Drew Smith

Cornerback – Dwight White, C.J. Bryant

Safety – Ibraheim Campbell, Terrance Brown OR Davion Fleming

Safety – Traveon Henry, Jimmy Hall

Cornerback – Nick VanHoose, Matt Harris

Special Teams

Kicker – Jeff Budzien

Punter – Brandon Williams

Long Snapper – Pat Hickey, Chris Fitzpatrick

Kick Returner – Venric Mark, Stephen Buckley

Punt Returner – Tony Jones, Venric Mark

Initial Reactions

- The biggest changes are at corner, where Dwight White steps in as the starter. That's no surprise, since he was the one who replaced Daniel Jones against Cal. That gives Matt Harris — a true freshman who was injured on the opening kickoff against Cal — a chance to join the two-deep.

- Kain Colter and Venric Mark are both listed as starters despite being considered day-to-day. Also, Mike Trumpy is still the co-backup with Treyvon Green, despite Green's breakout performance.

- Venric Mark didn't return any kicks against Cal, but he's still listed as the starting kick returner. His backup is Stephen Buckley, who returned kicks in the opener. Tony Jones takes over as the No. 1 punt returner — he got those duties in Berkeley.

- The depth chart at receiver stays the same, other than Pierre Youngblood-Ary, who steps into a backup role, passing Kyle Prater and Mike McHugh, who were listed as co-backups last week. Youngblood-Ary figured to have a role in the two-deep coming into the season, so this is no surprise.