With the biggest game of the season so far on the horizon, the Miami depth chart has a few minor changes as the Hurricanes get ready to face Florida State. They seem like just clerical changes as two players who have been playing starter minutes for the first three games are now unquestioned atop the depth chart.
Michael Pinckney is now listed as Miami’s lone starter at weakside linebacker and Malek Young is now one of the Hurricanes’ starting cornerbacks. Both Pinckney and Young were listed with an “or” before ACC play opened Friday.
Pinckney was technically a co-starter alongside Mike Smith, who now slides into a co-backup spot behind Shaquille Quarterman at middle linebacker. Linebacker Darrion Owens is Pinckney’s lone backup.
At Young’s cornerback spot, the sophomore had been listed as a co-starter with defensive back Michael Jackson. Young is now the lone starter and Jackson is his sole backup.
The rest of Miami’s depth chart remains unchanged before Saturday’s game in Tallahassee, Fla. Even wide receiver Ahmmon Richards, who missed the first two games of the season before debuting Friday against Duke, still is a co-starter with Lawrence Cager at X-receiver. The sophomore still played relatively minutes in Durham, N.C.
The Hurricanes will also have Mark Walton, as expected. Coach Mark Richt quickly quelled doubts about the running back after he left Miami’s 31-6 win against the Blue Devils during the fourth quarter. The junior injured his ankle a week earlier against Toledo, but started against Duke. He’s on track to be in the starting lineup again against the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Check out Miami’s full depth chart below:
QB: 12 Malik Rosier; 16 Evan Shirreffs
RB: 1 Mark Walton; 24 Travis Homer
WR (X): 82 Ahmmon Richards or 18 Lawrence Cager; 81 Darrell Langham or 80 Dayall Harris
WR (Y): 8 Braxton Berrios; 4 Jeff Thomas or 13 DeeJay Dallas
WR (Z): 3 Mike Harley; 84 Dionte Mullins
TE: 23 Christopher Herndon IV; 87 Michael Irvin II
LT: 52 KC McDermott; 57 Kai-Leon Herbert
LG: 73 Trevor Darling; 62 Hayden Mahoney
C: 74 Tyler Gauthier; 65 Corey Gaynor
RG: 55 Navaughn Donaldson; 77 Jahair Jones
RT: 78 Tyree St. Louis; 70 George Brown
DE: 9 Chad Thomas; 33 Trent Harris
DT: 7 Kendrick Norton; 95 Anthony Moten
DT: 80 RJ McIntosh; 93 Pat Bethel
DE: 99 Joe Jackson; 31 Demetrius Jackson
SLB: 53 Zach McCloud; 34 Charles Perry or 11 De’Andre Wilder
MLB: 55 Shaquille Quarterman; 34 Mike Smith or 44 Bradley Jennings
WLB: 56 Michael Pinckney; 58 Darrion Owens
CB: 3 Dee Delaney; 2 Trajan Bandy or 6 Jhavonte Dean
S: 4 Jaquan Johnson; 20 Robert Knowles
S: 22 Sheldrick Redwine; 30 Romeo Finley or 5 Amari Carter
CB: 12 Malek Young; 28 Michael Jackson
K: 15 Michael Badgley
P: 18 Zach Feagles; 43 Jack Spicer
LS: 39 Jordan Butler; 50 Sam York
H: 43 Jack Spicer; 18 Zach Feagles
PR: 8 Braxton Berrios; 12 Malek Young or 4 Jeff Thomas or 13 DeeJay Dallas
KR: 24 Travis Homer or 12 Malek Young or 4 Jeff Thomas
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