Purdue released its opening depth chart for Saturday's game vs. Western Michigan, and here it is:
QB: 1. Danny Etling 2. Austin Appleby
RB: 1. Raheem Mostert 2. Akeem Hunt
FB: 1. Brandon Cottom 2. David Yancey
WR: 1. DeAngelo Yancey 2. Gregory Phillips
WR: 1. Danny Anthrop 2. B.J. Knauf
TE: 1. Gabe Holmes 2. Justin Sinz
LT: 1. Cameron Cermin 2. Jack DeBoef
LG: 1. Jason King 2. Jason Tretter
C: 1. Robert Kugler 2. Kirk Barron
RG: 1. Jordan Roos 2. Corey Clements
RT: 1. J.J. Prince 2. Joey Warburg
DT: 1. Jake Replogle 2. Michael Rouse III
NT: 1. Ra'Zahn Howard 2. Ryan Watson
DE: 1. Ryan Russell 2. Evan Panfil
RE: 1. Jalani Phillips 2. Danny Ezechukwu OR Gelen Robinson
WLB: 1. Ja'Whaun Bentley 2. Joe Gilliam
MLB: 1. Sean Robinson 2. Collin Link
SLB: 1. Jimmy Herman 2. Andy James Garcia
LCB: 1. Anthony Brown 2. Leroy Clark
SS: 1. Frankie Williams 2. Robert Gregory
FS 1. Austin Logan OR Landon Feichter
RCB: 1. Antoine Lewis 2. Da'Wan Hunte
Punter: 1. Thomas Meadows 2. parker Flynn
Kicker: 1. Paul Griggs OR Ian MacDougall
Kickoffs: 1. Ian MacDougall 2. Parker Flynn
Holder: 1. Thomas Meadows 2. Austin Appleby
KR: 1. Akeem Hunt 2. Raheem Mostert
PR: 1. Frankie Williams 2. B.J. Knauf
- Ja'Whaun Bentley officially beats out 5th-year senior Joe Gilliam as a true freshman. We knew Bentley had some promise, but Gilliam has started the last two seasons and is the most experienced LB on the roster.
- Gelen Robinson is on the OR spot as the second rush end behind Jalani Phillips. I think we definitely see him for a few snaps on Saturday.
- The placekicking duties have not been decided and it looks like we may have to wait and see who comes out for the first attempt.
- Parker Flynn, a transfer from Arizona State, is in the running to be the kickoff specialist.
- Surprisingly, Purdue listed a fullback instead of a third WR. Cameron Posey is very likely the third WR in those sets.
- Danny Hope's dream offensive line is here. We're starting four redshirt sophomores with Kugler and they were all recruited by Hope to be a solid unit. I hope it works.
- Taylor Richards(safety, two games) and David Hedelin (left tackle, three games) are projected starters that are suspended.
- Only three offensive starters (Cottom, Holmes, and Mostert) and four defensive starters (Russell, Phillips, Lewis, and Robinson) are seniors. This is a ridiculously young team, so be excited if there is a sudden turnaround.