Depth Chart, Analysis<br>for OSU-Texas Game

Here is the official Oklahoma State depth chart for the game at Texas on Saturday with a few notes of analysis. It is subject to change during this week. Kickoff for the game with the Longhorns is at 6 p.m. It will be televised on TBS with Ron Thulin, Charles Davis and Craig Sager broadcasting. The game will also be broadcast on the Cowboy Radio Network with Dave Hunziker, Tom Dirato, and Robert Allen on the sidelines.

LT 75 Corey Hilliard, 6-5, 300, So.
66 Corey Curtis, 6-4, 290, Jr.
LG 61 David Koenig, 6-4, 285, RS Fr.
or 66 Corey Curtis, 6-4, 290, Jr.
74 Doug Bond, 6-2, 300, So.
C 69 Chris Akin, 6-2, 300, Sr.
72 Kurt Seifried, 6-4, 305, So.
RG 76 Sam Mayes, 6-3, 325, Sr.
70 Phillip Friess, 6-5, 280, RS Fr.
RT 78 Kellen Davis, 6-5, 290, Jr.
69 Adam Gourley, 6-6, 290, Jr.
TE 86 Billy Bajema, 6-5, 265, Sr.
80 Charlie Johnson, 6-4, 270, Jr.
Analysis: No changes. Head coach Les Miles has said they are hopeful of getting David Koenig back from his back injury, but Corey Curtis probably had his best game in filling in for Koenig last Saturday against Oklahoma. Guard to guard the Cowboys really dominated the Sooners inside defensive linemen, allowing only two tackles by the four players that played inside for the Sooners. The offensive line will be under the same kind of pressure going against the Texas defense. A real key will be getting linemen to the second level to block Texas' talented linebackers including leading tackler Derrick Johnson.

WR 84 D'Juan Woods, 6-1, 195, So.
24 Luke Frazier, 6-0, 205, Jr.
WR 83 Chijuan Mack, 6-3, 185, RS Fr.
11 Prentiss Elliott, 6-0, 175, Fr.
Analysis: The depth chart has been adjusted to show that the Cowboys are really only using two wide receiver positions this season. Mack and Elliott are getting a near equal split at the second position with Mack doing some great work blocking for the run game and Elliott being a big play threat with the ball in his hands. Tommy Devereaux is definitely a redshirt situation unless there is an emergency. When the Cowboys spread out with three and four wide receiver formations we are seeing the backs like Vernand Morency and Greg Jones line up as receivers.

QB 8 Donovan Woods, 6-2, 215, RS Fr.
4 Al Pena, 6-3, 205, RS Fr.
FB 37 Shawn Willis, 6-1, 260, Jr.
32 Julius Crosslin, 5-11, 235, RS Fr.
TB 33 Vernand Morency, 5-10, 215, Jr.
2 Seymore Shaw, 5-11, 215, Sr.
Analysis: No changes, although because of his speed we are seeing more and more of Julius Crosslin at fullback when the situation fits. He is a good receiver and can cover more ground. His blocking has improved, but when the Cowboys want the hammer it is Shawn Willis who gets the call. It is a good situation as they are developing the depth at that position. As we wrote last week, it is now clear that Bobby Reid will get the benefit of a redshirt season. That doesn't mean he is out of the plans. The plan will call for a strong competitive battle among the quarterbacks in the spring.

RE 50 Darnell Smith, 6-0, 260, So.
51 Victor DeGrate, 6-3, 250, So.
or 56 Maurice Cummings, 6-4, 245, Fr.
DT 95 Efe Mowarin, 6-1, 310, Sr.
90 Xavier Lawson-Kennedy, 6-1, 310, So.
NG 96 Clay Coe, 6-2, 295, Sr.
77 Walter Thomas, 6-5, 340, Fr.
DE 97 Marque Fountain, 6-1, 260, So.
81 Jerry Don Bray, 6-5, 265, Jr.
Analysis: The tackle and nose guard positions remain unchanged, but the defensive ends have flipped because of two factors. First, Marque Fountain is back to playing at the level that he did as a freshman when he was getting a lot of snaps. Fountain has elevated himself to starting at the rush end. Victor DeGrate continues to make strides in just his third week after moving from linebacker to defensive end following the injury to freshman starter Nathan Peterson. The good news continues at the position as Maurice Cummings is making progress as well. This crew will need to play extremely well in helping to stop the Texas one-two run combo of Cedric Benson and quarterback Vince Young. Fountain is fired up as he played against Young in high school in the Houston area.

MLB 99 Lawrence Pinson, 6-1, 240, Jr.
2 Roderick Johnson, 6-3, 255, Fr.
OLB 12 Paul Duren, 6-1, 240, Jr.
41 Pagitte McGee 6-1, 235, Jr.
Analysis: The Cowboys used a three-man rotation at linebacker against OU with Duren, Pinson and McGee. Johnson is still a little green and sometimes ends up out of position. He is improving and doing a very good job on special teams.

LCB 9 Darrent Williams, 5-9, 180, Sr.
or 4 Daniel McLemore, 5-7, 160, Jr.
SS 20 Vernon Grant, 5-9, 185, Jr.
30 Grant Jones, 5-10, 195, So.
FS 17 Jon Holland, 5-11, 185. Sr.
10 Thomas Wright, 6-0, 185, Jr.
WS 23 Jamie Thompson, 6-0, 190, Jr.
19 Jeremy Nethon, 5-9, 190, So.
RCB 6 Robert Jones, 5-11, 190, Sr.
4 Daniel McLemore, 5-7, 160, Jr.
Analysis: The only change here is Ricky Coxeff coming off the chart at the left corner position. That is not a demotion, but I think a strong sign that Darrent Williams will be back in action in Austin on Saturday against Texas. Williams worked out last week without contact, but is expected to test the arm he broke against Iowa State in practice this week. The confidence is there that he will be able to go.

K 47 Jason Ricks, 6-1, 180, Fr.
28 Luke Roberts, 5-10, 175, RS Fr.
P 18 Cole Farden, 5-11, 200, Sr.
47 Jason Ricks, 6-1, 180, Fr.
DS 55 Jacob Dressen, 6-4, 275, Sr.
45 Brady Nix, 6-1, 225, RS Fr.
Holder 85 John Wohlgemuth, 6-1, 185, Sr.
PR 9 Darrent Williams, 5-9, 180, Sr.
or 11 Prentiss Eliott, 6-0, 175, Fr.
4 Daniel McLemore, 5-7, 160, Jr.
KR 6 Robert Jones, 5-11, 190, Sr.
and 4 Daniel McLemore, 5-7, 160, Jr.
Analysis: No changes. The only question is that if Williams is a go to play against Texas will he also be given the opportunity to return punts? Prentiss Elliott is continually improving, but ghe's still not as good as Williams. Will Williams be rusty in that role?

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