Season Preview: Cornerbacks

Senior Mike Rumph and junior Phillip Buchanon both return to form what could be the best tandem in college football, and there is plenty of quality depth behind them.

Coach: Mark Stoops

The Starters: Phillip Buchanon (5-11, 182, JR) and Mike Rumph (6-2, 190, SR)

The Backups: Alfonso Marshall (6-0, 182, SO), Markese Fitzgerald (5-11, 186, SR), Kelly Jennings (5-11, 170, FR), Jeane Leone (6-0, 175, FR), and Marcus Maxey (6-2, 190, FR)

The Good Stuff: Rumph and Buchanon are battle tested. They're two of the elite cornerbacks in all of college football and both have a bright future at the next level. The third guy has plenty of starting experience when Fitzgerald started several games during the '98 season. Marshall brings plenty of speed to the position.

Potential Worries: While three guys have starting experience, only four have any type of college experience. Three of the top seven on the depth chart are true freshman, so the Hurricanes don't have a lot of experienced depth.

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