Ohio State has released the pregame materials for the Navy matchup. By far the most interesting information is the depth chart.
Andre Amos appears to have secured the first start over Devon Torrence. Whether that will last all season remains to be seen, but you have to be happy for the senior. Andrew Miller managed to hold off the charging Shugarts and was named the starting left tackle.
While the decisions on starters are important, some of the decisions regarding backups is even more interesting. Starting on the offensive side of the ball, the most intriguing second teamer is Duron Carter.
Not because he is not good, but because he has so quickly climbed over several established wideouts—Lamaar Thomas, Ray Small, and Grant Schwartz. Based on reports coming out of fall camp, I am imagining a three wide receiver lineup of Posey, Washington, and Carter by midseason.
Posey appears to be the real deal; Washington was one of the biggest (and best) surprises of fall camp; and, Carter cannot be kept of the field. Nothing against Sanzenbacher, but if he gets nicked up again, Carter may permanently assume his spot.
Another intriguing area is the offensive line reserves where three freshman are listed as second team. Somewhat less surprising is the complete absence of Mike Adams.
On defense, a pair of redshirt freshman from Florida, Ohrian Johnson and Travis Howard, have risen to up the secondary’s depth chart and are in position to see playing time. Johnson climbed over senior Aaron Gant to secure his spot. The heralded true freshman, Corey Brown and C.J. Barnett, are not listed.
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