I listed three sets of receivers while CFN listed two. I did not distinguish between W, X and Z, listing them as:
WR Nathan Palmer/Ron Walker
while CFN had:
Z Landon Cox/Marcus Lewis
X Willie Clark/Nathan Palmer.
These four guys will clearly see the field this fall. It remains to be seen who else will get playing time. There's room for more with the numerous three receiver sets the Huskies run, so maybe a Ron Walker steps up or one of the incoming freshmen. And we can always hope DeMarcus Grady gets to operate in a "slash" role as he is so gifted with the ball in his hands.
I almost nailed this category as I had:
The only difference was that CFN had right tackle listed as:
RT Kevin Skatrud OR Panan Tense/Adam Kiel
Tense and Skatrud were entrenched at right guard and tackle, respectively, during spring practice so it would be a surprise to see anything else there come fall.
I was correct at quarterback with:
QB Chandler Harnish/DeMarcus Grady
as those two cleary stood out in spring ball.
I was also correct at fullback with:
I had running back listed as:
RB Meco Brown/Chad Spann
while CFN had it as:
RB Meco Brown/Chad Spann OR Ricky Crider
The wild card at running back is of course Justin Anderson. What a shot in the arm he could provide the team if he could come back strong and play meaningful reps in 2009.
I had most of these correct with:
DT DJ Pirkle/Adam Coleman
LE Brandon Bice/Kyle Jenkins
CFN had the same except for:
DT DJ Pirkle/Adam Coleman OR Ron Newcomb
LE Brandon Bice/Kyle Jenkins OR Darnell Bolding
so I was substantially correct on the D-line. It will be interesting to see if any incoming freshmen can work their way into the rotation. We have some great D-line talent arriving in the fall. It will also be interesting to see if Mike Kritikos can make it back from the bad leg injury he suffered in spring ball. He was developing into a nice speed rusher and he could really help if he's healthy this fall.
There was a mixed bag at linebacker where I had:
and CFN listed them as:
SLB Alex Kube/Spencer Williamson
MLB Pat Schiller/Victor Jacques
WLB Cory Hanson/John Tranchitella
The Huskies are deep at linebacker since the CFN list does not even include Zach Larsen and Phil Brown, two seniors who could really help if needed, plus an incoming junior in Jordan Delegal.
I had the following corners:
CB Patrick George/Rashaan Melvin
CB Kiaree Daniels/Chris Smith
while CFN had them as:
LCB Patrick George/Rashaan Melvin/Chris Smith
RCB Kiaree Daniels/Tommy Davis
Tommy Davis moved up the depth chart in a hurry after moving over from wide receiver in the second half of spring ball. The coaches seem to really like him at CB. And how 'bout some props for Rashaan Melvin, another walkon made good.
I was correct here with:
FS David Bryant/Jody VanLaanen.
Ok, ok, I had the "strong" and "free" mixed up but that's because I was in a hurry. Overall the Huskies are strong at safety and they have another great athlete in Garrett Barnas arriving in the fall.