I like most of this depth chart, but here are a few changes I would make (mostly
in the secondary):1- Ryker Matthews has not been mentioned by
coaches as a lineman likely to make the travel squad (aka the 2-deep), and he
hasn't played very many snaps with either the 1st or 2nd team so far.2- It has been repeatedly stated by coaches that Rob Daniel is our best
defensive back and will start. The only question is if it's at safety or
corner. Right now it looks more likely at safety, that's where he's
played for the last week.3- Coaches have said that Harvey Jackson
will play a significant role, while they have hardly mentioned Povey at all. I
would put Jackson as the safety behind Bills.4- Jordan Preator is
very likely to play a lot, if not start, at corner. He appears to have a leg up
on Trammel for playing time right now.
I noticed that many of the backups are seniors while Soph and Jrs are starting.
I don't know if that is normal.There were some things I was
surprised to see, but things can always change. I just hope they do what they
can to win. I bet most of these guys and some not listed will get some playing
The BYU roster has Adam Hine as a Junior, not a Senior as your article
I wish there was some explanation as to why Davis is the starting field corner,
and Johnson isn't , and Trammel is starting over Rob Daniel at the other
corner. Going into the season I thought the corners ranked 1) Johnson 2)
Daniel/Trammel. Now we've got all kinds of names we haven't heard of.
Either these guys have really stepped up or something else is going on. It seems
that Johnson at least is also confused as to why the depth chart is what it
is...there seems to be a communication vacuum with BYU players and coaches right
now that I find a bit unsettling. The secondary was supposed to be a strong
point for this defense and now I'm not so sure.
Cougsndawgs, I'd be very concerned about the apparent disconnect between
the players and coaches. I've never seen a case of a coach putting so
little priority into managing the information his players put across to the
media, let alone clearly communicating disciplinary consequences with them in a
timely manner. I might be more interested in seeing which players are actually
playing in this game (or more accurately, which players aren't), than even
seeing how the team shows up to play. Regardless, I hope for a fun game to
watch. Bring on Friday, and Go Huskies!
I'm just relieved to see that Skye PoVey (Nick Howell's bro-in-law)
isn't starting at corner or safety. I can work with this 2 deep. Also glad
to see Moose Bingham isn't the #1 kicker
UCONN:Agree on everything you said. Who knows what team or who your
Huskies will face on Friday.I'm also wondering why Harvey
Jackson isn't listed on the 2 deep at safety anywhere. Surely he's
better than Skye PoVey.
Maybe the "disconnect" is to keep all of the players on their toes. Ya
Herbert:I've thought about that, yes. Possibly to communicate to
players that their job is never safe and they can't take downs off or
relax...makes sense. Possibly throw off opposing team's scouting reports as
@cougsndawgsI'm also wondering why Harvey Jackson isn't listed
on the 2 deep at safety anywhere. Surely he's better than Skye PoVey.----------------He is better than PoVey but he and Coach
Howell aren't in-laws.
BigCougar:Ah yes, thanks for the reminder. I think I lost more hair
watching PoVey last year than the previous ten years combined. At least
he's at his natural safety position now instead of trying (and failing
miserably) to play corner.