RB Smith listed as UM starter; full depth chart here
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
LG -- Ben Braden
C -- Graham Glasgow
RG -- Kyle Kalis
RT -- Erik Magnuson
WR -- Jehu Chesson or Grant Perry
WR -- Amara Darboh or Drake Harris
DE -- Willie Henry
NT -- Ryan Glasgow
DT -- Chris Wormley or Matt Godin
BUCK -- Mario Ojemudia
ILB -- Desmond Morgan
ILB -- Joe Bolden
OLB -- James Ross
CB -- Jourdan Lewis
FS -- Jarrod Wilson
SS -- Jabrill Peppers
Dymonte Thomas or Wayne Lyons
CB -- Channing Stribling
PK -- Kenny Allen or Kyle Sychel
P -- Kenny Allen or Blake O’Neill
PR -- Jehu Chesson or Jabrill Peppers
KR -- Jehu Chesson or Jabrill Peppers
LS -- Scott Sypniewski
HOLDER -- Blake O’Neill or Jake Rudock