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:
|Wide Receiver (X)||1
||Yodny Cajuste|||||74||Sylvester Townes
|Right Guard||62||Kyle Bosch|||||71
|Inside Receiver (Y)
||Daikiel Shorts Jr.|||||5||Jovon Durante
|Wide Receiver (Z)
||2||Ka'Raun White|||||82||Devonte Mathis|
||OR||16||William Crest Jr.
|Running Back||7||Rushel Shell|||||4||Kennedy McKoy||OR||25||Justin Crawford|
||97||Noble Nwachukwu|||||88||Adam Shuler II
||Christian Brown|||||92||Jon Lewis|
||Kyzir White|||||18||Marvin Gross Jr.|
|Sam (Strongside) LB
||Justin Arndt|||||31||Zach Sandwisch|
|Mike (Middle) LB||3||
|Will (Weakside) LB||27
||Sean Walters|||||28||David Long
|Left Cornerback||1||Antonio Crawford|||||14||Nana Kyeremeh|
|Free Safety||2||Jeremy Tyler|||
|BuckSafety||22||Jarrod Harper|||||12||Khairi Shariff
|Right Cornerback||13||Rasul Douglas|||||18||Maurice Fleming|
|Punter||15||Billy Kinney|||||80||Jonn Young|
|Punt Returns||12||Gary Jennings|
|Kickoff Returns||1||Shelton Gibson