Breaking Down the Depth Chart (8/9)

The Hurricanes released a new depth chart today, following its first week of fall camp. Lets take a closer look at the changes, and what they mean.

QB: Nothing has changed. Stephen Morris is still the leader of this team, while Ryan Williams continues to outperform Gray Crow as the No. 2.

RB: Nothing has changed. Duke Johnson is still the main man, while Dallas Crawford continues holding off Eduardo Clements and Gus Edwards for the No. 2 spot.

FB: Maurice Hagens is still the only one listed.

WR: The three starters remain the same -- Allen Hurns, Phillip Dorsett, and Herb Waters (slot). The only difference is that true freshman Stacy Coley has been added. It's likely only a matter of time before Coley breaks into the rotation, and into the starting lineup. He's probably Miami's most talented receiver.

TE: Nothing has changed. Asante Cleveland continues keeping pace with Clive Walford at the top.

OL: Jonathan Feliciano has gone ahead of Malcolm Bunche as the starting left guard, which means he probably had a better first week. Either way, both players have starting experience and can play guard or tackle. The Canes really have six capable starters right now, so this isn't a huge change. Taylor Gadbois is now listed as a backup at left tackle. Hunter Wells has replaced injured Danny Isidora behind Brandon Linder at right guard. Alex Gall is also listed there for the first time, and it's likely only a matter of time before he passes Wells. It would have been nice to redshirt Gall but with Isidora's injury, he'll likely be forced into action at some point.

DL: Olsen Pierre is now listed as a starter at defensive end, not tackle. Miami's best defensive lineman takes over for Anthony Chickillo, who sat out most of the first week with an ankle injury. It's likely only a matter of time before Chick is back in the lineup, thus moving Pierre back inside. Jelani Hamilton is now playing defensive tackle, and listed as Luther Robinson's backup. Quan Muhammad is now listed, and it's likely only a matter of time before he becomes the No. 3 guy at the defensive end position. Jalen Grimble and Earl Moore are still not listed.

LB: Jimmy Gaines has moved ahead of Raphael Kirby at mike linebacker at the first week. Thurston Armbrister has moved ahead of Alex Figueroa on the outside. Denzel Perryman remains the other starter.

DB: Ladarius Gunter and Tracy Howard are still locked in a battle at the field corner position. Antonio Crawford has moved ahead of Nate Dortch on the boundary side. Artie Burns now appears, while Larry Hope is still not listed. At safety, A.J. Highsmith has been starting in place of injured Deon Bush. Rayshawn Jenkins has taken over as the other starter. Jordan Tolson is the only walkon listed on the offense or defense depth chart.

ST: Matt Goudis has taken over the field goal kicking spot. Goudis and punter Pat O'Donnell are still competing to see who does kickoffs. Coley has pulled even with Dorsett on punt returns. Coley is also now listed on the kickoff return depth chart.

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