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Canes release final spring depth chart

HOLLYWOOD -- I'm hanging out at the Westin Diplomat Hotel and Resort today waiting on the BCS to come out of meetings and tell us what their two to three proposed plans to determine college football's nation champion is going to be after the 2013 season (here's a link to today's story).

Vaughn TelemaqueBy then, Al Golden and the Canes might actually be back on their feet and able to make a real push for the title. For now, though, the rebuilding continues.

Earlier this morning, the school released its last depth chart following spring football. With a good number of talented freshmen set to arrive -- including star cornerback Tracy Howard and running back Duke Johnson -- I expect it will look different by the time the Canes finally line up at Boston College Sept. 1.

Anyway, no major changes following the spring game except that senior Vaughn Telemaque, the guy with the most starting experience on the team, is finally back with the first team.

As for the early arrivals -- junior college transfer Ladarius Gunter is slotted on the first team at cornerback with true freshman Larry Hope right behind him. Freshman Ereck Flowers is the backup at right tackle.

Here it is (first team is followed by the second team):

OFFENSE
QB: Stephen Morris or Ryan Williams
RB: Mike James, Eduardo Clements
FB: Maurice Hagens, Sean Harvey
WR: Phillip Dorsett, Kendal Thompkins
WR: Rashawn Scott or Allen Hurns
TE: Asante Cleveland, Clive Walford, Daniel Perry
LT: Malcolm Bunche, Ben Jones
LG: Jonathan Feliciano or Jermaine Johnson
C: Shane McDermott or Jared Wheeler
RG: Brandon Linder, Jeremy Lewis
RT: Seantrel Henderosn, Ereck Flowers

DEFENSE
DE: Anthony Chickillo, Ricardo Williams
DT: Darius Smith, Luther Robinson
DT: Curtis Porter, Olsen Pierre
DE: Shayon Green, Kelvin Cain
SLB: Jimmy Gaines, Eddie Johnson
MLB: Denzel Perryman, Raphael Kirby
WLB: Ramon Buchanan, Gionni Paul or Tyrone Cornelius
CB: Brandon McGee, Thomas Finnie
CB: Ladarius Gunter, Larry Hope
SS: Vaughn Telemaqu, Kacy Rodgers, Andrew Swasey
FS: Ray-Ray Armstrong, Ali Highmsith

SPECIAL TEAMS
Kickoffs: Jake Wieclaw, Matt Goudis
Punts: Dalton Botts, Jake Wieclaw
Field goals: Jake Wieclaw, Matt Goudis
Short snapper: Brandon Linder, Sean McNally
Long snapper: Sean McNally, Ali Highsmith
Holder: Dalton Botts, Ryan Williams
Kick returner: Phillip Dorsett, Dallas Crawford
Punt returner: Phillip Dorsett, Dallas Crawford

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