Depth chart released

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Forgive me as I take a brief intermission from Football Preview Weekish.

UConn released its first two-deep depth chart of the season Sunday as the team prepares for its opener against the mighty Bobcats of Ohio, and with not much really up in the air, there weren't too many surprises.

The first thing that will probably jump out at you is that despite previous reports, Dwayne Difton was not listed as one of the starters at wide receiver. Perhaps Randy Edsall wasn't as excited about my Obamicon as I was.

Instead, oft-injured Brad Kanuch is the starter on one side, with Michael Smith and Kashif Smith stuck between the dreaded "OR" on the other.

But while it may seem a bit shocking at first, given all the gushing over Difton lately, remember that the team will be using a whole lot of receivers in its new no-huddle, spreadish offense. So even if he's not listed as a starter, there's no way he won't see his share of playing. He's too good.

Also of note, Jesse Joseph has officially locked up the DE spot opposite Lindsey Witten, Ryan Griffin gets the nod at TE, and Jerome Junior has beat out Jonathan Jean-Louis for the starting job at strong safety. Jean-Louis, who has now fallen flat in his quest for the starting SS spot two seasons in a row, will be moved to Husky linebacker.

And, with a little nod to us Connecticutians, Marcus Aiken, a RB at St. Paul-Bristol and recruited as a WR, is now the backup at FS behind Robert Vaughn. Which shows just how thin that position has become.

See the full depth chart after the jump.


OFFENSE

WR: 3 Brad Kanuch (Sr., 6-1, 192))

1 Dwayne Difton (Fr., 5-11, 170)

WR: 80 Michael Smith (So., 6-0, 192) OR

82 Kashif Moore (RSo., 5-9, 182)

83 Isiah Moore (RSo, 6-1, 185)

LT: 73 Dan Ryan (RSr., 6-8, 316)

63 Adam Masters (RFr., 6-4, 281)

LG: 66 Mathieu Olivier (RJr., 6-6, 286)

60 Erik Kuraczea (RFr., 6-2, 333)

C: 57 Moe Petrus (RSo., 6-2, 288)

70 Gary Bardzak (RSo., 6-3, 293)

RG: 78 Zach Hurd (RJr., 6-7, 315)

74 Alex LaMagdelaine (RSr., 6-3, 310)

RT: 79 Mike Hicks (RSr., 6-6, 323)

71 Mike Ryan (RSo., 6-5, 324)

TE: 94 Ryan Griffin (RFr., 6-5, 240)

89 John Delahunt (RFr., 6-3, 243)

QB: 10 Zach Frazer (RJr., 6-4, 225)

12 Cody Endres (RSo., 6-4, 223)

TB: 23 Jordan Todman (So., 5-9, 189)

2 Andre Dixon (RSr., 6-1, 202)

FB: 49 Anthony Sherman (Jr., 5-11, 230)

47 Anthony Davis (RJr, 5-10, 243)

DEFENSE

DE: 91 Jesse Joseph (Fr., 6-3, 238)

48 Trevardo Williams (Fr., 6-1, 221)

DT: 99 Kendall Reyes (RSo., 6-4, 286)

54 Alex Polito (RJr., 6-6, 287)

DT: 4 Twyon Martin (RSo., 6-2, 271)

52 Brandon Dillon (RSr., 6-3, 292)

DE: 9 Lindsey Witten (Sr., 6-5, 260)

56 Mike Cox (RJr., 6-3, 242)

SLB:* 32 Scott Lutrus (RJr., 6-3, 244)

28 Jory Johnson (RFr., 6-1, 211)

MLB: 95 Greg Lloyd (Jr., 6-2, 245)

10 Greg Robinson (RJr., 6-2, 240)

WLB: 8 Lawrence Wilson (RJr., 6-1, 220)

46 Sio Moore (RFr., 6-1, 219)

CB: 42 Robert McClain (Sr., 5-9, 198)

5 Blidi Wreh-Wilson (RFr., 6-0, 180)

S: 33 Robert Vaughn (Sr., 6-0, 200)

18 Marcus Aiken (Fr., 5-11, 188)

S: 15 Jerome Junior (RFr., 6-1, 212)

19 Kijuan Dabney (Jr., 6-0, 204)

CB: 6 Jasper Howard (Jr., 5-10, 180)

24 Dwyane Gratz (RFr., 6-0, 192)

* Commonly referred to as the "Husky" linebacker

Special Teams

FG: 38 David Teggart (RSo., 6-0, 214)

13 Desi Cullen (Sr., 6-0, 211)

KO: 13 Desi Cullen (Sr., 6-0, 211)

38 David Teggart (RSo., 6-0, 214)

P: 13 Desi Cullen (Sr., 6-0, 211)

13 Chad Christen (Fr., 6-1, 191)

H: 13 Desi Cullen (Sr., 6-0, 211)

10 Zach Frazer (RJr.., 6-4, 225)

SN: 93 Derek Chard (Jr., 6-3, 235)

54 Alex Polito (RJr., 6-6, 287)

KR: 23 Jordan Todman (So., 5-9, 189)

44 Robbie Frey (RSo., 6-0, 201)

PR: 6 Jasper Howard (Jr., 5-10, 180)

42 Robert McClain (Sr., 5-9, 198)

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