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Looking ahead to the 2008 Football Season?

Here's a look at the Horns lineup.

Just my projections--happy to have any suggestions/corrections. I assume Muschamp will dramatically shake things up, but I'm basing this on last year's depth-chart, the assumption that no one else commits, our verbals all sign LOI's, older folks don't get beat out, everyone heals up beautifully, no one changes positions, and that all freshmen red-shirt. None of those assumptions are wise, but I'm aiming for the non-controversial viewpoint for a change.

I show us at 83 on scholarship right now, with Justin Moore (punter) and Luke Tiemann (FB) as the most likely to recieve scholarships this Fall if we've got a few open.

On defense, we have 34 scholarship players:


Starting Cornerbacks: JR Deon Beasley & SR-RS Ryan Palmer
Backup Cornerbacks: SO-RS Chykie Brown and SO Curtis Brown
Depth at CB: FR-RS Earl Thomas

Starting Safeties: JR-RS Ishie Oduegwu (off-season surgery on left shoulder) and FR-RS Ben Wells
Depth at Safety: FR-RS Christian Scott

Incoming Freshmen, with my guess as to position: Spring Entry Blake Gideon (S), DJ Monroe (CB), Aaron Williams (S), Nolan Brewster (S)


Starting LB's: JR Jared Norton, JR Sergio Kindle (offseason surgery on right knee), JR-RS Roddrick Muckelroy
Backup LB's: SR-RS Rashad Bobino, SO-RS Dustin Earnest, FR-RS Keenan Robinson

Incoming Freshmen: Emmanuel Acho, Spring Entry Dravannti Johnson


Starting DT's: SR Roy Miller and JR Ben Alexander
Backup DT's: SO-RS Brian Ellis and FR-RS Michael Wilcoxon
Depth at DT: FR-RS Tyrell Higgins

Incoming Freshmen: Jarvis Humphrey, Kheeston Randall

Starting DE's: SR-RS Brian Orakpo and JR Lamarr Houston
Backup DE's: SO-RS Eddie Jones (offseason surgery on left shoulder) and SR Aaron Lewis (offseason surgery on broken left clavicle)
Depth at DE: SO Sam Acho, SR Henry Melton, FR-RS Russell Carter

On offense, we have 45 scholarship players:


JR-RS Colt McCoy
SO John Chiles
SO-RS Sherrod Harris
FR-RS GJ Kinne


Tailbacks: SO-RS Vondrell McGee, SR-RS Chris Ogbonnaya, FR-RS Foswhitt Whittaker
Fullbacks: SR-RS Luke Tiemann (no scholarship), SO-RS Antwan Cobb, SR-RS Nic Redwine
Uncertain: FR-RS Cody Johnson

Freshmen: Spring Entry Jeremy Hills, Spring Entry Tre Newton, and Ryan Roberson


Starters: SR-RS Jordan Shipley and SR Quan Cosby
Backups: SO Brandon Collins and SO-RS Montre Webber
Depth: SO James Kirkendoll, SO-RS Philip Payne, FR-RS Malcolm Williams

Freshmen: Spring Entry Dan Buckner, Spring Entry Brock Fitzhenry, DJ Grant, DeSean Hales, and Antoine Hicks


Starter and Backup: SO Blaine Irby, SR-RS Peter Ullman
Depth: SO-RS Josh Marshall, FR-RS Ian Harris, FR-RS Ahmard Howard


Starters, left to right: JR-RS Adam Ulatoski (offseason surgery on left knee), JR-RS Charlie Tanner, JR-RS Chris Hall, SR-RS Cedric Dockery, SO Kyle Hix
Backups, left to right: SO Tray Allen, SO-RS Britt Mitchell, SO-RS Buck Burnette, SO Michael Huey, FR-RS Aundre McGaskey
Depth: SO-RS Greg Smith (center), SO-RS Steve Moore (guard)

Freshmen: Spring Entry David Snow, Spring Entry Mark Buchanan, Luke Poehlmann

On special teams, we have 4 scholarship players:

Kicker: JR-RS Ryan Bailey, JR Hunter Lawrence

Punter: JR-RS Justin Moore (no scholarship), JR-RS Trevor Gerland

Freshman: Spring Entry Justin Tucker (Kicker)