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August 19, 2007 at 8:43 AM

Updated depth chart, more

Hard to believe there’s just 12 days until they finally play a game, huh?
Actually, for those of us in Seattle it’s really beginning to feel like football season.
Saturday’s scrimmage not only whetted the appetite but gave us a clearer view of the Huskies as they enter the home stretch of camp.
That said, here’s how the depth chart appears to look right now. I’m leaving in injured guys who had previously earned spots (Afoa, Russo, etc.) and we’ll talk about those positions that appear most unsettled below.
OFFENSE
QB Jake Locker Fr. Carl Bonnell Sr.
RB Louis Rankin Sr. J.R. Hasty So.
FB Paul Homer So. Luke Kravitz Jr.
WR Anthony Russo Sr. Corey Williams Sr. D’Andre Goodwin Fr.
WR Marcel Reece Sr. Quintin Daniels Sr. Cody Ellis Sr.
TE Michael Gottlieb Jr and/or Johnie Kirton Jr. and/or Robert Lewis Sr..
LT Cody Habben Fr. Ben Ossai So.
LG Ryan Tolar Fr Jordan White-Frisbee Jr.
C Juan Garcia Sr. Ryan Bush Jr.
RG Casey Bulyca Jr. Morgan Rosborough So. and/or Matt Sedillo Fr.
RT Chad Macklin Sr. Erik Berglund Sr.
PK Erik Folk Fr./Ryan Perkins So.

DEFENSE
DE Daniel Te’o-Nesheim Jr. Darrion Jones Jr. and/or De’Shon Matthews
DT Jordan Reffett Sr. Derek Kosub Fr. and/or Jovon O’Connor Jr.
DT Wilson Afoa Sr. Cameron Elisara Fr.
DE Greyson Gunheim Sr. Caesar Rayford Sr.
OLB Dan Howell Sr. Matt Houston Fr.
ILB Donald Butler So. Trenton Tuiasiosopo Jr. Mason Foster Fr.
ILB Chris Stevens Jr. E.J.Savannah So.
CB Cory Nicol So. Matt Mosley Fr. Byron Davenport Jr.
CB Roy Lewis Sr. Desmond Davis Jr. and/or Vonzell McDowell Fr.
FS Jason Wells Jr. Jay Angotti So.
SS Mesphin Forrester Jr. Darin Harris Sr.
P Jared Ballman Jr./Ryan Perkins So.

COMMENTS: I’m struck by the fact that there’s really been little change in most areas other than the offensive line. Most of the rest of the changes are due to injuries.
The big questions remaining are at LT where Habben and Ossai are battling it out — I figure a rotation could be in the offing there; and cornerback, where there could also be a lot of experimentation until an answer is found, and where much also depends on the health of Davenport; and both kicker spots, which seem to still be wide open although the sense I get is that the PK job will be Folk’s as soon as he’s healthy since he seems to have the strongest leg.
A couple of other interesting positions are:
— Middle linebacker, where it’s beginning to be worth wondering how serious Donald Butler’s knee injury is. Everyone has downplayed it, but it’s two weeks into camp and he didn’t go through the scrimmage and he’s apparently been in-and-out of the lineup. You wonder if that’s why Mason Foster is getting such a good look there if they think they may need some depth;
— Backup running back, where J.R. Hasty again didn’t do much in a scrimmage situation while some of the freshmen did. Coaches have indicated Hasty has the edge due to his experience, which is particularly crucial in handling blocking assignments in the passing game.
— Tight end. I really can’t tell if anyone has the lead there. They all seemed to play about the same amount Saturday, but Tim Lappano also said they took out much of the offense that revolved around that position. Unless someone steps forward, that may remain a real situational position.
— Backup defensive line. De’Shon Matthews obviously made a huge run at more time with his play Saturday. Darrion Jones also had some nice moments. Cameron Elisara filled in for Afoa making it obvious he’s the No. 3 tackle right now which means he’s sure to get a lot of time.
— Here’s a story I wrote today on Jordan Reffett focusing on his status as the only player on the team who is living the life of a true family man, with a wife, a kid and a house. He truly seems worthy of the most inspirational player award he was given last season.
— Here also is the scrimmage report that also includes a note with tragic news on Matt Lingley, who played for the Huskies for a few years (2000-2002) and was killed in an auto accident on Friday.
— Here’s a good story on the really nice Cowboys debut turned in by Isaiah Stanback, who had two catches, including a touchdown.

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