First depth chart released

The most recent depth chart has been released, and you may be surprised at a few things you see.

With all the returning starters on this Ohio State squad, there weren't too many surprises expected on the first depth chart. The most recent depth chart has been released though, and there are a couple of things that may leap out at you.

First, the starter at MLB for this game is listed as Fred Pagac. Some expected Robert Reynolds or Mike D'Andrea to get the nod, but Pagac will be the man against Washington. Second, there may be a bit of a surprise in the OL two deep as true freshman Kirk Barton is listed as a second-team RT and Tim Schafer, recently converted from DT, is listed as the second-team RT. In addition, no first teamer has been named at FS as Brandon Mitchell and Nate Salley are listed as co-#1. One more note of interest -- the second team fullback is listed as Jason Bond.

Here's the depth chart from the official site:

First-Team Offense
SE 12 MICHAEL JENKINS *** (6-5, 215, Sr.)
LT 77 ROB SIMS * (6-4, 305, So./)
LG 63 ADRIEN CLARKE *** (6-5, 330, Sr.)
C 76 ALEX STEPANOVICH *** (6-4, 300, Sr.)
RG 79 BRYCE BISHOP ** (6-3, 312, Sr.)
RT 71 SHANE OLIVEA *** (6-5, 320, Sr.)
TE 88 BEN HARTSOCK *** (6-4, 264, Sr.)
FL 8 DREW CARTER ** (6-4, 200, Sr.)
QB 16 CRAIG KRENZEL *** (6-4, 225, Sr.)
TB 28 MAURICE HALL ** (5-11, 200, Jr.) OR
TB 30 LYDELL ROSS ** (6-1, 210, Jr.)
FB 43 BRANDON SCHNITTKER * (6-1, 250, So.)

Second-Team Offense
SE 82 ROY HALL (6-3, 228, So./Fr.)
LT 74 KIRK BARTON (6-6, 280, Fr.)
LG 64 ADAM OLDS (6-4, 290, So.)
C 55 NICK MANGOLD * (6-4, 280, So.)
RG 66 MIKE KNE * (6-4, 300, Jr.)
RT 68 TIM SCHAFER (6-5, 250, Fr.)
TE 80 RYAN HAMBY * (6-5, 240, So.)
FL 4 SANTONIO HOLMES (5-11, 170, Fr.)
QB 15 SCOTT MCMULLEN *** (6-3, 215, Sr.)
TB 28 MAURICE HALL ** (5-11, 200, Jr.) OR
TB 30 LYDELL ROSS ** (6-1, 210, Jr.)
FB 91 JASON BOND *** (6-3, 240, Sr.)

First-Team Defense
DE 75 SIMON FRASER * (6-6, 265, Jr.)
LT 56 DARRION SCOTT *** (6-3, 280, Sr.)
RT 54 TIM ANDERSON *** (6-4, 289, Sr.)
DE 93 WILL SMITH *** (6-4, 265, Sr.)
WLB 47 A.J. HAWK * (6-2, 230, So.)
MLB 46 FRED PAGAC, JR. *** (6-1, 225, Sr.)
SLB 44 ROBERT REYNOLDS *** (6-3, 242, Sr.)
LCB 37 DUSTIN FOX ** (6-0, 190, Jr.)
RCB 7 CHRIS GAMBLE ** (6-2, 200, Jr.)
FS 32 BRANDON MITCHELL (6-3, 190, Fr.) OR
FS 21 NATE SALLEY * (6-3, 205, So.)
SS 4 WILL ALLEN *** (6-2, 190, Sr.)

Second-Team Defense
RE 98 JOEL PENTON (6-5, 265, So./Fr.)
DT 94 MARCUS GREEN * (6-3, 290, Jr./So.)
DT 90 QUINN PITCOCK (6-3, 300, So./Fr.)
LE 57 MIKE KUDLA * (6-3, 275, So./So.)
WLB 41 THOMAS MATTHEWS * (6-2, 210, Sr./Jr.)
MLB 5 MIKE D'ANDREA * (6-3, 240, So./So.)
SLB 42 BOBBY CARPENTER * (6-3, 240, So./So.)
CB 26 ASHTON YOUBOTY (6-1, 195, Fr./Fr.)
CB 2 E.J. UNDERWOOD (6-1, 175, So./So.)
FS 32 BRANDON MITCHELL (6-3, 190, Fr.) OR
FS 21 NATE SALLEY * (6-3, 205, So.)

SS 6 TYLER EVERETT * (6-1, 185, So.)

Specialists
PK 85 MIKE NUGENT ** (5-10, 170, Jr.)
PK 23 JOSH HUSTON * (6-1, 195, Jr.)
KR 7 CHRIS GAMBLE ** (6-2, 194, Jr.)
KR 28 MAURICE HALL ** (5-10, 200, Jr.)
PR 7 CHRIS GAMBLE ** (6-2, 194, Jr.)
PR 4 SANTONIO HOLMES (5-11, 170, Fr.)
P 21 B.J. SANDER * (6-3, 212, Sr.)
P 23 JOSH HUSTON * (6-1, 195, Jr.)
LS 60 KYLE ANDREWS * (5-11, 245, Jr.)
LS 68 DREW NORMAN (5-9, 190, Fr.)

Returning starters in Caps.
*Denotes letters won


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