The Florida Gators have released their depth chart for Saturday's game with Arkansas, and, basically, nothing's changed since last week, thanks to some good health against Kentucky. The major alterations come on defense, where Dominique Easley's injury shuffles the defensive line, and a linebacker moves to a new starting spot.
Offensive Depth Chart
|Position||First Team||Second Team||Third Team|
|Quarterback||Tyler Murphy||Skyler Morhninweg|
|Running back||Matt Jones||Mack Brown|
|Fullback||Hunter Joyer||Gideon Ajagbe|
|X receiver||Quinton Dunbar||Demarcus Robinson|
|Z receiver||Solomon Patton||Ahmad Fulwood||Chris Thompson|
|F receiver||Trey Burton||Mike McNeely|
|Tight end||Clay Burton||Tevin Westbrook|
|Left tackle||D.J. Humphries||Max Garcia|
|Left guard||Max Garcia||Trip Thurman|
|Center||Jonotthan Harrison||Kyle Koehne|
|Right guard||Jon Halapio||Kyle Koehne||Ian Silberman|
|Right tackle||Tyler Moore||Trenton Brown|
There are no changes to Florida's offensive depth chart, though the persistence of Chris Thompson, a good candidate for a redshirt, on offense, is odd.
Defensive Depth Chart
|Position||First Team||Second Team|
|End||Jonathan Bullard||Bryan Cox, Jr.|
|Nose||Leon Orr||Darious Cummings|
|Tackle||Damian Jacobs||Jonathan Bullard|
|Buck||Dante Fowler, Jr.||Alex McCalister|
|Sam||Ronald Powell||Darren Kitchens|
|Mike||Antonio Morrison||OR Michael Taylor|
|Will||Michael Taylor||OR Neiron Ball|
|RCB||Loucheiz Purifoy||Vernon Hargreaves III|
|LCB||Marcus Roberson||Vernon Hargreaves III|
|Safety||Jaylen Watkins||Marcus Maye|
|Safety||Cody Riggs||Jabari Gorman|
|Nickel||Brian Poole||Vernon Hargreaves III|
|Dime||Marcus Maye||Cody Riggs|
Darious Cummings moves from backup defensive tackle to backup nose tackle, Damian Jacobs moves from backup nose tackle to starting defensive tackle, and Jonathan Bullard slides into the second-string role at defensive tackle, which hints at how Florida's likely to use him extensively for the rest of the year.
After an excellent week on the field, Michael Taylor, listed only at backup Mike linebacker last week, moves to co-starter at both Mike and Will, with Neiron Ball, who did not actually start for Florida despite being listed as the starter, moving to co-starter at Will and beinig listed behind Taylor.
Despite Vernon Hargreaves III starting for the second consecutive game, and Loucheiz Purifoy's slow start to the 2013 season, Purifoy and Marcus Roberson, who will be returning from injury against Arkansas, are listed as Florida's starting cornerbacks, and Brian Poole is listed as Florida's starting nickel back.
Special Teams Depth Chart
|Position||First Team||Second Team|
|Kicker||Austin Hardin||Brad Phillips|
|Punter||Kyle Christy||Johnny Townsend|
|Kick returner||Solomon Patton||Loucheiz Purifoy|
|Punt returner||Vernon Hargreaves III||Marcus Roberson|
|Holder||Tyler Murphy||Kyle Crofoot|
|Long snapper||Drew Ferris||Kyle Crofoot|
A week after substantive change on special teams, things remain static. Competitions at kicker and punter that Will Muschamp said were open last week were apparently won by Austin Hardin and Kyle Christy, though Christy never had to punt against Kentucky because Florida never had to punt against Kentucky.
What do you think of this depth chart? Are you surprised Hargreaves isn't a starter, even if he's starting? Do you like what Florida's done to its defensive line with Easley out of commission? Let's discuss nothing for a very long time and inevitably have a Driskel vs. Murphy argument in the comments.
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