Depth Chart Still Either/Or at QB

Auburn's football depth chart for opening game week includes some surprises.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn's depth chart going into Saturday night's season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe has a couple of surprises.

Coach Tommy Tuberville said on Tuesday that it will be a game time announcement who will be the starting quarterback with either Kodi Burns or Chris Todd getting the call.

Robert Dunn

Robert Dunn, a senior wide receiver expected to be a first stringer or second stringer, is listed as a fourth string receiver because Tuberville says he is in the coach's "doghouse" for not taking care of responsibilities both on and off the field. Tuberville said that the Tigers are making an example of the senior. Tuberville said Dunn will be the punt returner on Saturday night and could see action at receiver as a reserve.

Tuberville also announced that defensive end Raven Gray, a juco transfer coming off knee surgery, will redshirt and continue to rehab the knee.

Freshmen cornerbacks D'Antoine Hood and Neiko Thorpe are running second team and freshman Philip Pierre-Louis is second team at one receiver spot and third at another. He is second team as a kickoff returner and second team as a punt returner, too.

Another freshman, Eric Smith, is the No. 4 running back and Neil Caudle held off freshman Barrett Trotter for the No. 3 QB spot. Trotter is expected to redshirt.

Freshman receivers Darvin Adams (two at H receiver), Derek Winter (three at Y) and Vance Smith (four at Y) are on the depth chart as is strong safety Christian Thompson, who is listed as a third stringer.

RUNNING BACK

1 Brad Lester (5-11, 197, Sr.) or

44 Ben Tate (5-11, 216, Jr.)

9 Tristan Davis (5-10, 212, Sr.)

32 Eric Smith (5-10, 232, Fr.)


QUARTERBACK

18 Kodi Burns (6-1, 205, So.) or

12 Chris Todd (6-4, 217, Jr.)

19 Neil Caudle (6-3, 200, RFr.)


LEFT TACKLE

73 Lee Ziemba (6-8, 288, So.)

75 Andrew McCain (6-6, 295, Jr.)


LEFT GUARD

71 Tyronne Green (6-2, 307, Sr.)

79 Jared Cooper (6-4, 297, RFr.)


CENTER

68 Jason Bosley (6-4, 275, Sr.)

50 Ryan Pugh (6-4, 283, So.)


RIGHT GUARD

57 Byron Isom (6-3, 291, So.)

53 Bart Eddins (6-4, 292, So.)

78 Darrell Roseman (6-4, 284, So.)


RIGHT TACKLE

50 Ryan Pugh (6-4, 280, So.)

66 Mike Berry (6-3, 313, So.)


Y Receiver

5 Tommy Trott (6-5, 242, Jr.)

13 Tim Hawthorne (6-3, 208, So.)

87 Derek Winter (6-0, 199, Fr.)

89 Vance Smith (6-2, 245, Fr.)


X RECEIVER

16 James Swinton (6-0, 178, Sr.)

23 Chris Slaughter (6-3, 179, So.)

82 Philip Pierre-Louis (5-7, 155, Fr.)


Z RECEIVER

80 Rod Smith (6-2, 194, Sr.)

82 Philip Pierre-Louis (5-7, 155, Fr.)

85 Quindarius Carr (6-1, 176, RFr.)

84 Montez Billings (6-2, 186, Jr.), injured


H RECEIVER

81 Terrell Zachery (6-1, 209, So.)

89 Darvin Adams (6-3, 178, Fr.)

27 Mario Fannin (5-11, 225, So.)

3 Robert Dunn (6-0, 176, Sr.)


KICKER

18 Wesley Byrum (6-1, 213, So.)

37 Morgan Hull (6-2, 189, So.)


DEEP SNAPPER

60 Robert Shiver (6-3, 224, Sr.)

61 Josh Harris (6-1, 223, RFr.)


WEAKSIDE DEFENSIVE END

52 Antonio Coleman (6-2, 255, Jr.)

45 Antoine Carter (6-4, 256, So.)

NOSEGUARD

93 Mike Blanc (6-3, 292, So.)

99 Tez Doolittle (6-3, 281, Sr.)


DEFENSIVE TACKLE

94 Sen'Derrick Marks (6-1, 292, Jr.)

91 Jermarcus Ricks (6-4, 302, Jr.)

98 Zach Clayton (6-3, 290, So.)


STRONGSIDE DEFENSIVE END

49 Michael Goggans (6-3, 255, So.)

83 Gabe McKenzie (6-4, 251, Jr.)

47 Jomarcus Savage (6-2, 271, Fr.)

90 A.J. Greene (6-5, 274 RFr.), injured

42 Raven Gray (6-5, 256, Jr.) (will redshirt)


STRONGSIDE LINEBACKER

46 Craig Stevens (6-3, 231, So.)

56 Courtney Harden (6-0, 236, Sr.)


MIDDLE LINEBACKER

10 Tray Blackmon (6-0, 212, Jr.)

17 Josh Bynes (6-2, 230, So.)

31 Adam Herring (6-1, 217, RFr.)

WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER

59 Chris Evans (6-0, 222, Sr.) or

55 Merrill Johnson (6-0, 209, Sr.)


FREE SAFETY

4 Zac Etheridge (6-0, 210, So.)

11 Mike Slade (6-2, 188, RFr.)


FREE SAFETY 26 Michael McNeil (6-2, 202, So.)

24 Jonathan Vickers (6-2, 209, Sr.)

33 Christian Thompson (6-1, 186, Fr.)


RIGHT CORNERBACK

6 Walter McFadden (6-0, 178, Jr.)

15 Neiko Thorpe (6-2, 171, Fr.)


LEFT CORNERBACK

8 Jerraud Powers (5-9, 192, Jr.)

25 D'Antoine Hood (5-10, 184, Fr.

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PUNTER

97 Clinton Durst (6-2, 190, So.)

4 Ryan Shoemaker (6-0, 192, So.)

23 Patrick Tatum (6-2, 209, So.)


HOLDER

96 Clayton Crofoot (6-6, 186, Jr.)

19 Neil Caudle (6-3, 199, So.)


KICKOFF RETURN

Ben Tate

Tristan Davis or Philip Pierre-Louis

James Swinton or

14 Harry Adams (6-0, 176, Fr.)


PUNT RETURN

Robert Dunn

Philip Pierre-Louis

Chris Slaughter


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