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TCU Football’s first depth chart of fall is out

“or” is it?

TCU Football vs Southern | September 1, 2018 | Melissa Triebwasser
TCU Football vs Southern | September 1, 2018 | Melissa Triebwasser
Melissa Triebwasser

TCU’s first football depth chart of the fall is out, and while there are still plenty of “or”s, a few of our questions have been answered.

Some of the more interesting battles played out on the offensive line, where sophomore Quazzel White beat out former juco transfer Anthony McKinney at left tackle and Coy McMillon won the starting center position. Last year’s starting center, Kellton Hollins, has moved to left guard, where he is behind Cordel Iwaugwu. Lucas Niang, a potential first round draft pick this spring, is backed up by true freshman Andrew Coker at right guard, while David Bolosomi and Austin Myers continue to work to earn the starting job at right guard.

Gary Patterson said that there would be a starting quarterback announcement Tuesday, but on the depth chart, we still have an “OR” - the starting job is down to Alex Delton and Max Duggan with Justin Rogers and Mike Collins vying for QB3.

As far as receivers go, there is a little shifting since spring; while Jalen Reagor is the obvious starter at Z, senior TreVontae Hights has serious competition from juco transfer Mikel Barkley, as the pair are listed as co-starters. Taye Barber will be one of the starters in the slot with either Dylan Thomas or Al’Dontre Davis on the other side.

On the defensive side of the ball, the biggest surprise is newly-minted linebacker La’Kendrick Van Zandt earning the starting job next to junior Garret Wallow despite being moved to the position in just the last few practices. Dee Winters will be his backup and Jacoby Simpson is second on the depth chart behind Wallow. Shameik Blackshear and Ochaun Mathis are your starting edge rushers outside of Ross Blacklock and Corey Bethley, and the starting secondary is as expected - Jeff Gladney and Julius Lewis at corner, Innis Gaines, Vernon Scott, and Trevon Moehrig at safety. True freshmen Tre’Vious Tomlinson and Kee’Yon Stewart are second of the depth chart behind the two senior corners.

Kickers Jonathan Song and Griffen Kell are both still fighting to be the Frogs’ specialist in that department.

We will know more when TCU Football takes the field Saturday night at 7:00pm.