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August 25, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Updated two-deep

We should get the first official two-deep depth chart of the season on Monday — UW typically releases one on Monday of every game week.
So until then, everything is a little bit of conjecture and guesswork, especially at spots like the offensive line, where there appears to be a lot of mixing and matching — and where they do that in practice to get a lot of guys experience at a lot of spots just in case.
But here’s how I’d guess it to look right now, and I went more than two-deep at spots where I think more than two guys might regularly play this year.
OFFENSE
QB — Jake Locker/Keith Price/Nick Montana
TB — Chris Polk/Johri Fogerson/Jesse Callier/Demitrius Bronson
FB — Austin Sylvester/Dorson Boyce
TE — Chris Izbicki/Michael Hartvigson/Marlion Barnett
LT — Senio Kelemete/Erik Kohler
LG — Ryan Tolar/Colin Porter
C — Drew Schaefer/Greg Christine
RG — Mykenna Ikehara/Greg Christine/Nick Wood
RT — Cody Habben/Daniel Kanczugowski
WR — Jermaine Kearse/D’Andre Goodwin
WR — James Johnson/Cody Bruns/Kevin Smith
WR — Devin Aguilar/Jordan Polk/William Chandler
DEFENSE
DE — Talia Crichton/Kalani Aldrich/Josh Shirley
DT — Alameda Ta’amu/Semisi Tokolahi
DT — Cameron Elisara/Chris Robinson/Sione Potoa’e
DE — De’Shon Matthews/Everrette Thompson/Hau’oli Jamora
SLB — Victor Aiyewa/Matt Houston
MLB — Cort Dennison/Brandon Huppert/Victor Burnett/Tim Tucker
WLB — Mason Foster/Jordan Wallace
SS — Nate Williams/Sean Parker
FS — Nate Fellner/Will Shamburger/Greg Walker
CB — Desmond Trufant/Vonzell McDowell/Greg Ducre
CB — Quinton Richardson/Adam Long/Anthony Boyles
SPECIAL TEAMS
PK — Erik Folk/Eric Guttorp
P — Will Mahan/Kiel Rasp
Holder — Cody Bruns/Will Mahan
Snapper — Brendan Lopez/Evan Hudson
KORs — Chris Polk/Jesse Callier
PRs — Devin Aguilar/Johri Fogerson
In terms of the starters, there’s been hardly any movement at all, barring injury, with the one spot that’s still hardest to determine there being the offensive line — Christine has been pushing for a starting position, and as OL coach Dan Cozzetto shows a year ago when he shook it all up the week of the first game, he’s not afraid to wait until pretty late to settle on his group.
The skill position guys on offense are the same as when camp started.
And yes, at the moment if I had to pick a backup QB it would be Price, who has really come on the last week or so of camp. He has more experience, as well, and it makes sense to make him the backup QB and try to save a year for Nick Montana, if possible. Right now, that appears to be the way it’s trending.
And another spot to watch on offense in terms of the backups is tight end, where Michael Hartvigson has made a big jump, and looks like he could be emerging as the backup. OC Doug Nussmeier said on KJR-AM last night that tight end could be a real “by committee” position, implying that Hartvigson will get plenty of time.
The defense also looks pretty unchanged from the start, with the big news being that Aiyewa quickly grabbed the SLB spot and has held on to it since. The FS spot is probably better termed as co-starters as I envision both being used a lot, but for now, I’ll put Shamburger as just a little ahead of Fellner
The bigger news there may again be in some of the backups with Parker emerging as the solid No. 2 at SS, and Huppert the No. 2 at MLB (though lately bothered by an injury).
I count 11 true freshmen on this list (not including Montana), and at the moment, I think all of them could play this season. But that’s another decision Sarkisian and staff will make for sure here in a few days, by Saturday at the latest, probably (though not necessarily when they tell the public).

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