Herdhaven Game Notes: Miami of Ohio

Four days before kickoff, fans are planning tailgates, pre game, and post game parties, and a variety of other events. The Marshall Sports Information Department should be a few hours away from releasing the depth chart for the first game. Here is my take on what I think it will be later today.

Offense:

Quarterback – Rakeem Cato, Blake Frohnapfel
Running Back – Essray Taliafero , Remi Watson
Wide Receiver – Shawney Kersey, Craig Wilkins
Wide Receiver – Tommy Shuler, Devon Smith
Wide Receiver – Davonte Allen, Justin Hunt
Left Tackle – Gage Niemeyer, Jordan Jeffries
Left Guard – Sebastion Johansson, Josh Lovell
Center – Chris Jasperse, Cameron Dees or Michael Selby
Right Guard – Alex Schooler, Blake Brooks or Tyler Combs
Right Tackle – Garrett Scott, Clint Van Horn

Defense:

Defensive End – Alex Bazzie, Rashawde Myers
Defensive End – Jeremiah Taylor, Gary Thompson
Defensive Tackle – Brandon Sparrow, James Rouse
Defensive Tackle – Steve Dillon, Josh Brown
Linebacker – Jermaine Holmes, Kent Turene
Linebacker – Neville Hewitt, Raheem Waiters
Nickel Back – Corey Tindal, Derrick Thomas
Cornerback – Monterius Lovett, Derrick Thomas
Cornerback – Darryl Roberts, Keith Baxter
Safety – D.J. Hunter, Corie Wilson
Safety – Taj Letman, A.J. Leggett

I will leave the special teams alone for now, as they should be fairly simple with Matt Cincotta, Tyler Williams and Justin Haig. The only questions will be who will man the kickoffs, and who will return kicks.

Some other notes:

If Rakeem Cato can average 3,500 yards the next two years he will move past Chad Pennington on the all time pass yards list for Marshall.

The pre game player "Walk" will continue this season two hours and five minutes prior to kickoff in the west lot.

Tickets are still available at Herdzone.com for $10 off each ticket, purchased prior to game day.

The last time the casual fan saw the Herd in action was 10 days ago at the night scrimmage. At that time, players such as Kevin Grooms, Tommy Shuler, and a few others saw very little action. Will they play a factor in this weeks game? There has been no word at this time.

My predictions for who will lose their redshirts this season: Justin Hunt, Michael Selby, Michael Johnson and one of the two freshman kickers. Time will tell.

The Huntington Chapter of the Marshall Quarterback Club will meet at the Foundation Hall Thursday at 1130am.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further updates

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