August 25, 2014 at 11:40 am

Michigan true freshman Mason Cole listed as starting left tackle; full depth chart here

Jabrill Peppers is listed as Michigan's starter at nickel. Last week Brady Hoke said he would be the No. 1 punt returner. (Tony Ding / Associated Press)

Michigan issued its first depth chart of the regular season on Monday and it includes true freshman Mason Cole as the starter at left tackle.

Michigan opens the season on Saturday at noon against Appalachian State.

Other notable items from the depth chart:

■ Derrick Green is listed as the first running back, followed by De’Veon Smith. The third RB is Justice Hayes OR Drake Johnson.

■ There are three starting receivers listed – Devin Funchess, Jehu Chesson and Dennis Norfleet (slot). Backups are Amara Darboh (behind Funchess) and true freshman Freddy Canteen (behind Chesson).

■ Kyle Kalis is listed third at right guard, behind Joey Burzynski OR Kyle Bosch. Coach Brady Hoke said Monday that Kalis has been dealing with some back problems and that he still could start Saturday.

■ On defense, true freshman Jabrill Peppers is listed first at nickel, and the starting safeties are Jarrod Wilson and Jeremy Clark.

■ The starting cornerbacks are Blake Countess and Ray Taylor OR Jourdan Lewis.

Michigan depth chart

OFFENSE

WR — 87 Devin Funchess, 82 Amara Darboh

WR — 86 Jehu Chesson, 17 Freddy Canteen

WR — 23 Dennis Norfleet, 3 Bo Dever

TE — 84 A.J. Williams, 80 Khalid Hill

LT — 52 Mason Cole, 78 Erik Magnuson

LG — 78 Erik Magnuson, 65 Kyle Bosch

C — 60 Jack Miller, 57 Patrick Kugler

RG — 56 Joey Burzynski OR 65 Kyle Bosch, 67 Kyle Kalis

RT — 71 Ben Braden, 72 Logan Tulley-Tillman

QB — 98 Devin Gardner, 7 Shane Morris

RB — 27 Derrick Green, 4 De’Veon Smith, 5 Justice Hayes OR 20 Drake Johnson

FB — 36 Joe Kerridge, 39 Sione Houma

DEFENSE

DE — 57 Frank Clark, 53 Mario Ojemudia

DT — 69 Willie Henry, 99 Matthew Godin

DT — 96 Ryan Glasgow, 90 Bryan Mone OR 56 Ondre Pipkins

DE — 97 Brennen Beyer, 33 Taco Charlton

WLB — 35 Joe Bolden OR 48 Desmond Morgan, 42 Ben Gedeon

MLB — 47 Jake Ryan OR 48 Desmond Morgan, 9 Mike McCray

SLB — 52 Royce Jenkins-Stone OR 15 James Ross III, 12 Allen Gant

CB — 2 Blake Countess, 13 Terry Richardson OR 8 Channing Stribling

S — 22 Jarrod Wilson, 18 AJ Pearson

S — 34 Jeremy Clark, 25 Dymonte Thomas

CB — 6 Raymon Taylor OR 26 Jourdan Lewis, 24 Delonte Hollowell

Nickel — 5 Jabrill Peppers, 24 Delonte Hollowell

SPECIAL TEAMS

K — 45 Matt Wile, 91 Kenny Allen

P — 40 Will Hagerup, 45 Matt Wile

LS — 43 Scott Sypniewski, 49 Andrew Robinson

Holder — 91 Kenny Allen, 7 Shane Morris

KR — 23 Dennis Norfleet, 5 Justice Hayes

PR — 5 Jabrill Peppers, 23 Dennis Norfleet