There were a few changes made on Oklahoma’s depth chart from Week 1 to Week 2. Before the Sooners took the field for the season opener against Tulane there were twenty positions on the depth chart that listed one player or another. Heading into the official home opener against Western Carolina that number has dwindled down to fifteen.
“We’re gonna evolve as we go on,” Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said about his team, and depth chart, on Thursday. “I mean, I think we’re still in the stages of learning about our football team. You know, we’ve had one game under our belt. We learned some things, I think, there.”
Among the positions that didn’t change from Tulane to Western Carolina is the offensive line. The depth chart for this Saturday looks exactly identical to last Saturday’s when it comes to the guys up front.
|LT||77||Erik Swenson OR|
|C||66||Robert Congel OR|
|RT||52||Tyrese Robinson OR|
Both tackle and the center positions are still unsettled and the first Big 12 game is two weeks away. I would think that Riley and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh would like to have things a bit more settled going into next week’s Nebraska game. That would give the recently settled upon starting five one full game to gel before West Virginia comes to town to begin conference play.
Riley is high on what he saw from his guys up front against Tulane. On Tuesday he praised their pass protection and then went on to say that they are absolutely not settled yet. “Still trying to find that best five,” Riley said. “And it wouldn’t shock me if that doesn’t evolve. Because we do have some good players that are right there that I think are going to push as the year goes on.”
It really leaves the door open for this to be a continual competition that could result in a new starting five each week.
Week 2 Depth Chart Changes
Quarterback – None
Running Back – None
H-Back – None
Left Tackle – None
Left Guard – None
Center – None
Right Guard – None
Right Tackle – None
X Receiver – None
Y Receiver – Drake Stoops drops to #3 behind Marvin Mims and Brian Darby.
Z Receiver – None
Defensive End – None
Nose Guard – Kori Roberson moves from #3 to #2 behind Perrion Winfrey. Jordan Kelley drops from #2 to #4 and Isaiah Coe moves from #4 to #3.
Defensive Tackle – None
Mike Linebacker – Danny Stutsman moves to #2 from #3. Brian Mead moves from #4 to #3 and DaShaun White drops out of the rotation.
Will Linebacker – DaShaun White moves from #2 to #1. Brian Asamoah moves from #1 to #2.
Rush – None
Corner – None
Corner – None
Strong Safety – None
Free Safety – None
Nickel – None
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