Seeing Michelle Trachtenberg all grown up on Weeds reminds me that the extra duties of blogging have taken me away from my usual late summer indulgence: getting into the fall writing rhythm by watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. So let me throw down the first football depth chart of the season then get into proper writing shape for the season with “Lovers Walk” or “Once More, With Feeling.”
QB: Wesley Carroll, Jake Medlock. Really, if it goes beyond that, either the game has been long won or the season has been long lost.
RB: Darriet Perry, Kedrick Rhodes, Jeremiah Harden, Darian Mallary. Rhodes looked the best this August, though.
WR: T.Y. Hilton, Michael Curry.
WR: Wayne Times, Willie Wright. Weewy, weewy, swift wide weceevers.
WR: Glenn Coleman, Jacob Younger. Nobody under 6-2 allowed.
TE: Jonathan Faucher, Colt Anderson.
LT: Caylin Hauptmann, Prince Matt
LG: Kevin Van Kirk, Shae Smith. Both were listed as starters.
C: Giancarlo Revila, Donald Senat
RG: Curtis Bryant, Jordan White
RT: Rupert Bryan, David Delsoin
Defense in a 4-3, which makes sense against North Texas. In a nickel, either Junior Mertile or Richard Leonard would get the fifth defensive back spot.
DE: Tourek Williams, James Jones.
DT: Andre Pound, Jerrico Lee.
DT: Isame Faciane, Joshua Forney.
DE: Paul Crawford, Greg Hickman. Both The Long and The Square of it are listed as potential starters.
LB: Jordan Hunt, Markeith Russell
LB: Winston Fraser, Chris Edwards
LB: Kenny Dillard, Luis Rosado
SS: Jonathan Cyprien, Terrance Taylor
FS Chuck Grace, Demarkus Perkins
CB: Sam Miller, Junior Mertile
CB: Jose Cheeseborough, Richard Leonard. Look out for “Leonard” (said with icy James Mason voice from North by Northwest…)
K: Jack Griffin
Kickoffs: Dylan Lynch, Jack Griffin
P: Josh Brisk
LS: Mitch McCluggage
Kickoff returns: T.Y, Times.
Punt returns: T.Y., Times
My peers at CBSSports.com put T.Y. on their preseason All-America team as the all-purpose guy. Nice to see him get the notice.
Former FIU wide receiver Greg Ellingson got cut by Jacksonville Monday. Over on the Gulf Coast, Anthony Gaitor is listed as the third string right cornerback for Tampa Bay.
Kelly Hutchinson buried a feed from Chelsea Leiva early (8th minute), then Johanna Volz struck late (71st minute) for a 2-0 win over Florida Tech in a soggy home match Monday night. Hutchinson's goal was her second of the season. Kaitlyn Savage and Melanie Raimo split the shutout, which gave FIU a two-win weekend and a 2-2 record.