Iowa Depth Chart for Michigan

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz on Monday released his depth chart for this weekend's game against Michigan in Ann Arbor. No. 1 MLB Jeff Tarpinian was not listed.

IOWA CITY, Ia. - Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz released his two-deeps for this weekend's game against Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Here it is:

IOWA OFFENSE

WR .......15 Johnson-Koulianos, 22 Sandeman

LT .........77 Reiff , 69 Haganman

LG ........63 Vandervelde, 59 Boffeli

C .........53 Ferentz, 67 Koeppel

RG ........76 MacMillan, 73 Gettis

RT ........56 Zusevics, 70 Van Sloten

TE .........82 Reisner, 39 Herman

QB ........12 Stanzi, 16 Vandenberg

WR ....... 7 McNutt, 6 K. Davis

RB ........32 Robinson, 34 Coker

FB .........36 Morse, 38 Rogers

IOWA DEFENSE

DE ........94 Clayborn, 58 Daniel

DT ........95 Klug, 54 Bigach

DT ........46 Ballard/ 93 Daniels, 87 Nardo

DE........46 Ballard/91 Binns, 79 Alvis

OLB ......45 T. Nielsen, 97 Petersen

MLB .....48 Johnson, 44 Morris

WLB .....42 Hunter, 50 Tillison

LC .........28 Prater, 2 Castillo

SS ......... 9 Sash, 13 Donatell

FS .........30 Greenwood, 49 Miller

RC ........18 Hyde, 4 Bernstine

PT ......... 5 Donahue, 6 Guthrie

PK ........96 Meyer, 8 Mossbrucker

The first thing that pops off of this depth chart is the absence of No. 1 middle linebacker Jeff Tarpinian from it. The senior from Omaha suffered a stinger in the Ball State game and missed the Penn State contest.

Ferentz said after the Penn State game that Tarpinian could be ready to go if they played that following Saturday. They didn't because of the bye. So his not being on this depth chart is a bit concerning.

Troy Johnson, who left the Penn State game with a head injury, is listed as the MLB starter with true freshman James Morris as his backup. Morris played the second half against the Nittany Lions.

Last year's starting kicker, Daniel Murray, was deemed fully healthy before the Penn State game by Coach Ferentz. He's still missing from the new depth chart and has not played this season.

Brad Rogers remains listed as the backup fullback even though Ferentz said after the Ball State game that he would likely take most of his reps at running back. When starter Adam Robinson went to the sideline with an equipment malfunction against Penn State, Rogers was inserted as the backup RB. He never saw a play, however, as there was a timeout called an Robinson re-entered.

True freshman Marcus Coker stayed listed as the No. 2 running back. With Morris, starting place kicker Michael Meyer and backup free safety, Tanner Miller, Iowa features four first-year players on the two-deep.

Something to remember here, this two-deep is produced on Sundays by the Iowa coaches. Tarpinian very well could be good to go against Michigan. We shall find out more on Tuesday as Ferentz conducts his Big Ten teleconference and his weekly session with the local media.


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