RB Smith listed as UM starter; full depth chart here

The Detroit News

Michigan released its depth chart for the Utah game on Monday and there were a few surprises.

Both receiver positions are listed with "OR" -- Amara Darboh OR Drake Harris at one, and Jehu Chesson OR freshman Grant Perry at the other.

At running back, however, the starter is listed as De'Veon Smith. Backing up Smith are Derrick Green OR Ty Isaac.

The quarterback is Shane Morris OR Jake Rudock.

The only "OR" along the defensive line is at one tackle position -- Chris Wormley OR Matt Godin. The end is Willie Henry, the nose tackle is Ryan Glasgow and the BUCK is Mario Ojemudia.

The safeties are Jabrill Peppers and Jarrod Wilson, and the cornerbacks are Jourdan Lewis and Channing Stribling. Stanford transfer Wayne Lyons OR Dymonte Thomas are listed as second-string safeties.

Among the specialists, Kenny Allen OR Kyle Seychel are the place kickers and Allen OR Blake O'Neill are the punters.

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham told reporters in Salt Lake City on Monday that he wouldn't spend too much time worrying about Michigan's depth chart.

“You can release a depth chart and it can be inaccurate,” he said. “We don’t put any stock in a depth chart, really, and once the season starts, you don’t even glance at it. You look at the film see who’s playing, who’s doing what."


QB -- Shane Morris or Jake Rudock

Alex Malzone or Wilton Speight

RB -- De’Veon Smith

Derrick Green or Ty Isaac

FB -- Joe Kerridge

Sione Houma or Henry Poggi

TE -- Jake Butt

Khalid Hill or A.J. Williams

LT -- Mason Cole

Logan Tuley-Tillman

LG -- Ben Braden

David Dawson

C -- Graham Glasgow

Patrick Kugler

RG -- Kyle Kalis

Juwan Bushell-Beatty

RT -- Erik Magnuson

Blake Bars

WR -- Jehu Chesson or Grant Perry

Brian Cole

WR -- Amara Darboh or Drake Harris

Maurice Ways


DE -- Willie Henry

Taco Charlton

NT -- Ryan Glasgow

Maurice Hurst

DT -- Chris Wormley or Matt Godin

BUCK -- Mario Ojemudia

Royce Jenkins-Stone

ILB -- Desmond Morgan

Ben Gedeon

ILB -- Joe Bolden

James Ross

OLB -- James Ross

Allen Gant

CB -- Jourdan Lewis

Jeremy Clark

FS -- Jarrod Wilson

Delano Hill

SS -- Jabrill Peppers

Dymonte Thomas or Wayne Lyons

CB -- Channing Stribling

Brandon Watson


PK -- Kenny Allen or Kyle Sychel

P -- Kenny Allen or Blake O’Neill

PR -- Jehu Chesson or Jabrill Peppers

Grant Perry

KR -- Jehu Chesson or Jabrill Peppers

Grant Perry

LS -- Scott Sypniewski

Andrew Robinson

HOLDER -- Blake O’Neill or Jake Rudock