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Louisville releases depth chart

Louisville has sent out its notes for the Murray State game, including their depth chart. Of course, none of this is set in stone. It is Week 1 after all. So take from it what you will.

Will Stein is listed as the No. 1 quarterback and freshman Teddy Bridgewater is the backup, not a surprising move but one that should be noted nonetheless.

Coach Charlie Strong has maintained throughout camp that Stein was the leader. Both are expected to play on Thursday night. One more point of clarification -- Bridgewater is eligible to play. Bridgewater was mentioned in the Yahoo! Sports story on violations at Miami but was never accused of an NCAA violation.

Other positions of note from the depth chart:

  • Anthony Conner and Jordon Paschal are listed as the starting cornerbacks. Both were pushed during fall camp, but this makes the most sense for the Cardinals. At least Conner has started a few games. Depth here is lacking and inexperienced. Freshmen Andrew Johnson and Charles Gaines are listed behind Conner, and redshirt freshman Stephan Robinson is listed behind Paschal. Titus Teague is not listed.

  • The Cardinals have listed Victor Anderson or Jeremy Wright as the starter at running back.

  • B.J. Butler is not listed as the starter at defensive end, perhaps the result of an injury that hampered him during fall camp. William Savoy instead is listed No. 1 and Butler No. 3. Tackle Roy Philon, who also has been banged up, is behind Randy Salmon.

  • One note, courtesy of the Louisville sports information department: 21 redshirt and true freshman are listed on the two-deep. As many as seven could be getting their first collegiate start against the Racers. Last year, 10 true freshmen played for the Cardinals.