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Changes on the WSU depth chart for Week Three vs. Idaho

THE COUGAR STARTERS are *essentially the same on this week’s depth chart -- but there are changes in the two-deeps. Washington State fans hoping to get a longer look at running back James Williams may get their wish Saturday vs. Idaho (11 am, Pac-12 Network).

Williams (pictured above) is listed the No. 2 running back behind starter Jamal Morrow.  Last week, Gerard Wicks was listed as the -OR- starter with Morrow. 

It should be noted the depth chart doesn’t always match what is seen on Saturdays. It could also be a case where running backs coach Jim Mastro simply wants to get a longer look at Williams before Pac-12 play begins.  Williams has five carries in two games this season. Morrow has 15 and Wicks has 12.

Other changes: At one corner spot, true freshman Marcus Strong is now listed as the No. 2 behind starter Darrien Molton.  On last week’s chart, the No. 2 behind Molton was Marcellus Pippins (Pippins actually started at the other corner spot vs. Boise State, something now reflected on this week’s chart).

Robert Taylor this week is listed as the No. 2 free safety behind starter Shalom Luani.  Last week, Taylor was listed as the -OR- at the other corner spot with Treshon Broughton.

Broughton on this week’s chart listed as the backup to starter Pippins.

On special teams, Kyle Sweet is now listed as the -OR- with Zach Charme at punter.  Both Sweet and Charme were credited with two punts each in the Boise State game.

River Cracraft is now listed as the backup holder behind Kaleb Fossum (last week walk on QB Trey Tinsley was listed as the backup).  

Gabe Marks is now listed as the second -OR- at punt returner after Fossum. (Last week Marks was listed as the third -OR- behind Taylor, this week they’ve flipped).  The same holds true at KO return man, where Taylor is now the second -OR- behind primary KO return man Tavares Martin, and Williams is listed third.

Here is this week’s full WSU depth chart:

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