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 DeVeon 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
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 DeVeon Smith, 5 Justice Hayes OR 20 Drake Johnson
FB 36 Joe Kerridge, 39 Sione Houma
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
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