Nebraska releases depth chart

September, 2, 2011
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Nebraska has released its depth chart for Week 1 against Chattanooga. You can find it here.

A couple things stand out:
  • One, we knew Nebraska would be young at spots on the offensive line, but that's really brought home by the two-deep. The starting right tackle is a true freshman (Tyler Moore), while the right guard (Spencer Long) is a sophomore walk-on who has never appeared in a game. The Huskers also have another sophomore (Andrew Rodriguez) at left guard.
  • Alfonzo Dennard is listed as the starting right cornerback, even though he probably won't play because of a pulled hamstring. Sophomore Andrew Green is his backup.
  • Nebraska fans were excited about the trio of freshman running backs that entered the program, and all three -- Ameer Abdullah, Braylon Heard and Aaron Green are listed as co-backups to Rex Burkhead. There's a good chance we see all of them Saturday if this game goes as expected.
  • Courtney Osborne and Daimion Stafford are listed as co-starters at one of the safety spots. Jason Ankrah and Eric Martin are co-starters at one defensive end position.
  • Coach Bo Pelini is not revealing much about his special teams. Both the kickoff and punt returners are listed as "To Be Determined," while there's an "OR" situation for the kickoff specialist.
  • Another place where the Huskers are young, at least in terms of depth, is at receiver. Freshmen Kenny Bell and Jamal Turner are listed as top backups, while sophomore Stanley Jean-Baptiste backs up senior Brandon Kinnie. Sophomore Quincy Enunwa won one of the three starting positions.

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