The South Florida Bulls managed to get Wednesday's practice in despite a steady rain, and afterwards coach Skip Holtz released the spring's first depth chart. Our USF blog, Voodoo Five, has some more in-depth observations on the two-deep roster, but here are a few of the highlights:
- Demetris Murray is still listed as the starting running back ahead of highly-touted transfers Darrell Scott and Dontae Aycock.
- With injured players not included on the depth chart, you won't find A.J. Love or Lindsey Lamar in starting receiver spots alongside Sterling Griffin. Right now Evan Landi is starting at flanker, and Joel Miller (who came out of nowhere in the Miami game to help get the Bulls moving offensively) is the starting slot receiver.
- Freshman Quinterrius Eatmon, who redshirted this past fall, has taken over the starting right tackle position. Holtz has brought him up unprompted several times during his post-practice sessions with the media, and "Q" has likely been the biggest (literally and figuratively) breakout player of the spring.
- Last year's big last-minute recruiting pull, Todd Chandler, makes his first appearance on the two-deep, neck and neck with Luke Sager as the second-string nose tackle.
- The depth at cornerback is going to be a concern until Ricardo Dixon and Tyson Butler return from injury, so much so that walk-on Ernie Tabuteau is listed as a backup corner. On the other hand, transfer Spencer Boyd isn't on the chart at all, which is a surprise.
- After a rough second half of the season, punter Justin Brockhaus-Kann is now listed behind Chris Veron.
The Bulls have one more practice scheduled before Saturday's spring game at Raymond James Stadium. Admission is free, the parking lots open at 11:00 a.m. so you can get in some spring tailgating practice, and the gates open at 1:00 p.m. leading up to a 2:00 p.m. kickoff.