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Published: Saturday, Aug. 23 2014 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Taysom4Heisman
Heber City, UT

I like most of this depth chart, but here are a few changes I would make (mostly in the secondary):

1- Ryker Matthews has not been mentioned by coaches as a lineman likely to make the travel squad (aka the 2-deep), and he hasn't played very many snaps with either the 1st or 2nd team so far.

2- It has been repeatedly stated by coaches that Rob Daniel is our best defensive back and will start. The only question is if it's at safety or corner. Right now it looks more likely at safety, that's where he's played for the last week.

3- Coaches have said that Harvey Jackson will play a significant role, while they have hardly mentioned Povey at all. I would put Jackson as the safety behind Bills.

4- Jordan Preator is very likely to play a lot, if not start, at corner. He appears to have a leg up on Trammel for playing time right now.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

I noticed that many of the backups are seniors while Soph and Jrs are starting. I don't know if that is normal.

There were some things I was surprised to see, but things can always change. I just hope they do what they can to win. I bet most of these guys and some not listed will get some playing time.

ConcernCitizen
South Jordan, UT

The BYU roster has Adam Hine as a Junior, not a Senior as your article indicates.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

I wish there was some explanation as to why Davis is the starting field corner, and Johnson isn't , and Trammel is starting over Rob Daniel at the other corner. Going into the season I thought the corners ranked 1) Johnson 2) Daniel/Trammel. Now we've got all kinds of names we haven't heard of. Either these guys have really stepped up or something else is going on. It seems that Johnson at least is also confused as to why the depth chart is what it is...there seems to be a communication vacuum with BYU players and coaches right now that I find a bit unsettling. The secondary was supposed to be a strong point for this defense and now I'm not so sure.

UCONN
Storrs, CT

Cougsndawgs, I'd be very concerned about the apparent disconnect between the players and coaches. I've never seen a case of a coach putting so little priority into managing the information his players put across to the media, let alone clearly communicating disciplinary consequences with them in a timely manner. I might be more interested in seeing which players are actually playing in this game (or more accurately, which players aren't), than even seeing how the team shows up to play. Regardless, I hope for a fun game to watch. Bring on Friday, and Go Huskies!

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

I'm just relieved to see that Skye PoVey (Nick Howell's bro-in-law) isn't starting at corner or safety. I can work with this 2 deep. Also glad to see Moose Bingham isn't the #1 kicker

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

UCONN:
Agree on everything you said. Who knows what team or who your Huskies will face on Friday.

I'm also wondering why Harvey Jackson isn't listed on the 2 deep at safety anywhere. Surely he's better than Skye PoVey.

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

Maybe the "disconnect" is to keep all of the players on their toes. Ya think?

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Herbert:
I've thought about that, yes. Possibly to communicate to players that their job is never safe and they can't take downs off or relax...makes sense. Possibly throw off opposing team's scouting reports as well?

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

@cougsndawgs
I'm also wondering why Harvey Jackson isn't listed on the 2 deep at safety anywhere. Surely he's better than Skye PoVey.

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He is better than PoVey but he and Coach Howell aren't in-laws.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

BigCougar:
Ah yes, thanks for the reminder. I think I lost more hair watching PoVey last year than the previous ten years combined. At least he's at his natural safety position now instead of trying (and failing miserably) to play corner.

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