UM Football Blog: 10/12

CanesTime's Mike Bakas breaks down the latest depth chart and what it means for several different players.

UM has released an updated depth chart going into UNC game prep. Here is a closer look at the changes and what they mean.

QB: Same

RB: Eduardo Clements is still not listed. Gus Edwards is the 3rd running back instead.

FB: Same

WR: Rashawn Scott is back on it, which probably means the Hurricanes expect him to be available for Thursday's game. That would be a big boost to a WR group that has been lacking depth. I expect him to get back to being the 5th WR.

TE: Same

OL: Interestingly, Brandon Linder is now listed as the starting right tackle. He played right guard for the past few seasons but slid over against Georgia Tech since Seantrel Henderson was suspended. Henderson is now Linder's backup, while Jared Wheeler has taken over at right guard. Since Henderson simply can't be fully trusted yet, this is likely the best mix right now. They probably just really wanted to get Wheeler in the starting lineup. Jon Feliciano is the starting left guard, which means Henderson and Malcolm Bunche will likely serve as the 6th and 7th guys here.

DL: Justin Renfrow has pulled even with Curtis Porter at DT next to Olsen Pierre. Renfrow seems to be playing at a high level. I think, if anything, it means UM has two starter-caliber players at the nose now. Jelani Hamilton is back to being listed at defensive end.

LB: Same

DB: Artie Burns has pulled even with Tracy Howard for the starting corner spot opposite Ladarius Gunter. Interestingly, Al Golden said Howard had been their most consistent corner through the first three games. However, Gunter seems to be that guy now over the first five. Burns seems to be doing really well, and someone they simply want to get on the field more. Also, Deon Bush has pulled even with Kacy Rodgers. After he returned from injury it was likely only a matter of time before Bush regained his starting spot. He seems on the verge of doing so.

ST: Coley has pulled even with Dorsett as the team's primary punt returner. They'll likely see who performs better during the week. Dorsett simply doesn't make a difference there, and fumbled one against GT. I'd be surprised if Coley didn't take over as the main guy here, either against UNC or soon after.

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