Anticipated Depth Chart.
Tavita Pritchard (6-4, 200 pounds) and T.C. Ostrander (6-3, 215 pounds) have split the starts since te beginning of the season, but Pritchard is the future and he'll likely get the start against Notre Dame. He has a strong arm and he can make plays with his feet, although he isn't a runner. Ostrander has a lot more experience than Pritchard, and does a very good job of managing an offense. He's has the ability to put up a lot of points in a hurry.
Neither Stewart or McGraw are very big runners. Both have very good speed and can hit the big one at any time. Nonetheless,
they aren't going to do much damage inside, so it is a little easier to defend the edge, which will allow the Irish to limit the damage. Stewart
has four receptions for seven yards, while McGraw has five receptions for 44 yards
Marecic won't be used in either the running game or the passing game (three catches for 19 yards). Although he doesn't have great
size, he'll do more blocking than anything else.
Mark Bradford will be playing on Sunday's. Bradford is a big-play wide receiver despite the lack of big-plays this season. Bradford has great
speed and he understands the game. He can work underneath or god deep. Moore is a huge wide receiver, that can make plays all over the field. He
has a solid shot at playing in the NFL as well. Despite his lack of touchdowns, he can be dominant. Sherman gained a lot of experience last
season when the Cardinal receiving corps was hit by the injury bug. Sherman turned out to to be a big-play receiver. He is extremely athletic and
he has the ability to get deep. The recceivers are eaily the most talented part of the Cardinal squad.
Austin Gunder and Ladner are solid blockers, Both have worked their way through the depth to get most of the snaps at tight end. Ladner is a
former full back,
The Stanford offensive line is having the same trouble Notre Dame's line is having, consistency. While Notre Dame's line was
inexperienced to start the season, the Cardinal offensive line are starting several seasoned veterans. They are only averaging 2.9 yards
per rush and they've allowed 42 sacks on the year. Fletcher and Brewer are probably the best prospects. While Marinelli has a chance to develop
into a very good lineman.
Anticipated Depth Chart.
The defensive front is just allowing too many yards on the ground. Opposing teams are averaging 4.3 yards per carry and 180 yards on the ground per game. Egboh is fifth on the team in tackles, but he's only sacked the quarterback four times. At the other end is Udofia. He has only started two game this season, but he has played a lot throughout the season. He has 4.5 sacks on the season.
Griffin and Horn are a little light to play the interior. The Cardinal doesn't have much depth here, so these two don't get much
This Cardinal secondary has struggled all season, but they're a very younger groups. This unit just hasn't made enough plays on
the ball, with only four interceptions. McNally leads the team in tackles. Yancy is a converted wide receiver, so he is learning on the job. Sims
has the most experience as the lone starting senior, but he only has five starts on the season.
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