Texas Tech Depth Chart Released | Let’s Discuss

The first (and maybe only) depth chart is released for the Eastern Washington game.

Texas Tech released their game notes yesterday evening with the PDF version with the depth chart. Here are some thoughts on the depth chart.

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  • the most shocking of all things is that newcomer Quentin Yontz is listed as the back-up tackle to Broderick Washington. Ahead of guys like Joe Wallace and Houston Miller and some other guys who have been around. Of course we don’t know a thing about Yontz other than he’s a JUCO transfer that came in the spring. I don’t think that this coaching staff is above putting these things out there for motivation purposes.
  • Staying on the defensive line, Zach Barnes gets the start at defensive end, but Eli Howard is backing him up. Kingsbury has said that Barnes plays better inside, so I find this a bit surprising. Lonzell Gilmore is at the other end and Kolin Hill and Tony Jones round up that rush end position. There does seem to be some interchangable pieces here.
  • No real surprise at linebacker except that D’Vonta Hinton is no longer part of the team, which means that most folks move up. Jordyn Brooks and Dakota Allen are your starters with my thought that Brayden Stringer is the third linebacker for all intents and purposes. Christian Taylor gets the back-up spot behind Brooks and I’d guess that Jamile Johnson is in the mix too.
  • At least for now, the other safety spot goes opposite Jah’Shawn Johnson to Vaughnte Dorsey, who is supposed to be a guy that isn’t always in teh right spot, but he’s flying around the ball. Kisean Allen and Trevor Walker are the back-ups.
  • The cornerbacks are all of the same cornerbacks that we’ve sorta guessed over the spring and preseason. Octavious Morgan starts at one corner with Jaylon Lane backing up Morgan and on the other side, Desmon Smith starts while D.J. Polite-Bray backs him up. Douglas Coleman and Justus Parker are your nickelbacks and that’s what we expected since the spring.
  • No real surprises on the offensive line from what we knew a couple of days ago, but it appears that Jack Anderson has won the right guard position and Jacob Hines wins the left guard spot. I had thought that Hines had a ways to go body and strength wise when he arrived in Lubbock, but it appears he figured it out.
  • Madison Akamnonu is the swing tackle and he’d likely fill in either spot with Bailey Smith backing him up. Travis Bruffy starts at left tackle and Terence Steele starts at right tackle. Paul Stawarz starts at center, since he has since the spring with Tony Morales backing him up.
  • The running backs are like we thought yesterday, Justin Stockton, Desmond Nisby and Demarcus Felton. The quarterbacks are Nic Shimonek and McLane Carter and I’d guess that Jett Duffey is the third quarterback.
  • Again, with the wide receivers, there are no surprises for me as far as the four starters. JoJo Robinson is backing up Cameron Batson, Ja’Deion High is backing up Keke Coutee. T.J. Vasher is backing up Dylan Cantrell and Quan Shorts is backing up Derrick Willies.
  • The only surprise in the special teams department is John DeLaGarza, who is the back-up punter and kickoff specialist. DeLaGarza is a true freshman from Allen and he’s a big kid, 6-2/200.

Any thoughts you all have, please leave them in the comments.


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