Coach Bielema released the depth chart for the Akron openor here. At the "skill" positions, Evridge is the starting quarterback, with Sherer holding onto the #2 spot (no real surprise, Tolzein hasnt unseated Sherer for #2, yet). PJ Hill is the starting running back and Zach Brown is still his number 2. Based on Bielema's press conference yesterday (here), Clay will get some carries (I look forward to the goal line package with this group), but for you recruitniks, he's still behind that 3-star, Brown, he came in with.
Gilreath is starting at one WR spot and one surprise is Maurice Moore and Kyle Jefferson listed as co-starters (with an "or") at the other spot. Nick Toon, Al's son, is #2 behind Gilreath, meaning he's made up some ground lost to injury last year.
No suprise on the defensive side of things, except the minor one that Jonathan Casillas is listed as starting for Akron. Don't know if that means his knee is coming along quickly, or if Bielema is just being optimistic. Of the positions up for grabs, as indicated earlier, Jaevery McFadden is the middle linebacker, with Culmer St. Jean listed behind him. Hodge relegated to special teams. On the corners, Mario Goins has grabbed one spot, and Allan Langford and Niles Brinkley are sharing the other (with the "or" designation). Hopefully that means Brinkley's really pushed Langford (sounds like Langford's ACL recovered well). Finally, Jay Valai is the starting strong safety, cementing his move ahead of Aubrey Pleasant.
Bielema is still holding off on naming a kicker. Fischer is currently leading in the kickoff and short field goal duties, Welch is the leader for longer field goals.
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