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West Virginia Releases Depth Chart For Season Opener Against The Missouri Tigers

We're five days out from kicking off the 2016 season and the West Virginia coaching staff have named their starters.

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OFive days away, everyone!! Since the preseason depth chart was released back in July, Dravon Askew-Henry suffered a knee injury and Adam Pankey got caught with a DUI. We knew changes were coming and now they're here.

As expected, Jeremy Tyler is repacing Henry at free safety. Tyler brings some special teams experience from last season and seems to be growing into a starting role.

Tony Matteo will be replacing a suspended Pankey at left guard. Matteo played a lot of minutes at right guard and got the most experience against one of the toughest defensive line units in TCU.

Also, Jovon Durante has been moved to inside receiver. This was also expected and his placement is probably just a formality as the Mountaineers will likely run a four-wide set when necessary.

Other than that, things are mostly the same up front. There is still a battle for Skylar's backup spot, but I can't imagine we'll know who that is until towards the end of the game on Saturday or during the Youngstown State game.

Barring any injuries or suspensions, this is the depth chart for Saturday:

Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Wide Receiver (X) 1
Shelton Gibson | 12
Gary Jennings

Left Tackle
Yodny Cajuste | 74 Sylvester Townes

Left Guard
70 Tony Matteo |
56 Grant Lingafelter

Center 65 Tyler Orlosky
| 79 Matt Jones

Right Guard 62 Kyle Bosch | 71
Rob Dowdy

Right Tackle
Marcell Lazard
| 53 Colton McKivitz
Inside Receiver (Y)
Daikiel Shorts Jr. | 5 Jovon Durante

Wide Receiver (Z)
2 Ka'Raun White | 82 Devonte Mathis

Quarterback 3
Skyler Howard
| 11 Chris Chugunov
OR 16 William Crest Jr.
Tight End
87 Stone Wolfley
| 88 Trevon Wesco

Full Back
Elijah Wellman
| 47 Michael Ferns

Running Back 7 Rushel Shell | 4 Kennedy McKoy OR 25 Justin Crawford

Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Defensive End
97 Noble Nwachukwu | 88 Adam Shuler II

Nose Tackle
49 Darrien Howard
| 67 Alec Shriner

Defensive End 95
Christian Brown | 92 Jon Lewis

Spur 8
Kyzir White | 18 Marvin Gross Jr.

Sam (Strongside) LB
Justin Arndt | 31 Zach Sandwisch

Mike (Middle) LB 3 Al-Rasheed Benton
| 44
Hodari Christian

Will (Weakside) LB 27
Sean Walters | 28 David Long

Left Cornerback 1 Antonio Crawford | 14 Nana Kyeremeh

Free Safety 2 Jeremy Tyler |
16 Toyous Avery

BuckSafety 22 Jarrod Harper | 12 Khairi Shariff
Right Cornerback 13 Rasul Douglas | 18 Maurice Fleming

Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Kicker 48 Mike Molina | 86
Josh Lambert

Punter 15 Billy Kinney | 80 Jonn Young

Punt Returns 12 Gary Jennings

Kickoff Returns 1 Shelton Gibson
12 Gary Jennings

Long Snapper 46
Nick Meadows | 43 RC Brunstetter