Just when the UM receivers were hitting their stride, along comes more good news.
Rashawn Scott is back -- well, at least on the depth chart.
Al Golden released his Week 6 Depth Chart tonight, and the 6-2. 199-pound junior is listed for the first time since sustaining a collarbone/shoulder injury opening night (Aug. 30) against FAU. Scott, last year's second-leading receiver with 512 yards and three touchdowns on 35 catches, is listed as a third-team wideout behind No. 1 Allen Hurns and No. 2 Stacy Coley.
Last we talked to Golden, Scott was "close'' but had not taken any hits. We'll update that tomorrow when UM reopens access to reporters.
***Also nice to see is sophomore safety Deon Bush get an "or'' between his name and Kacy Rodgers II's at safety. Deon has been getting more game action lately since recovering from hernia surgery. He recorded a sack and forced fumble on the same play at USF, and last Saturday against Georgia Tech flattened Georgia Tech kick returner Griffin on the Yellow Jackets' 17-yard line.
*** On the defensive line, Virginia transfer Justin Renfrow now finds himself locked in a three-way tie at tackle with usual fifth-year senior starter Curtis Porter and sophomore Earl Moore, who has seen his share of scout team this season, but also picked off a pass against Savannah State. Renfrow had six tackles and a forced fumble against Georgia Tech.
*** Also on the D-line, Jelani Hamilton is in a tie for the No. 2 spot with Ufomba Kamalu behind Anthony Chickillo.
*** On the last depth chart, cornerback Artie Burns was behind Ladarius Gunter. Now, Burns and Tracy Howard are listed as co-starters, with Howard's name listed first.
*** As the offensive line turns (or should we say, takes turns): Usual right guard Brandon Linder, a 6-6, 319-pound senior who earned All-ACC Honorable Mention last year after starting all 12 games at that spot, is now the starting right tackle for Thursday's North Carolina game in Chapel Hill. Linder started the Georgia Tech game at right guard, but switched during the game to right tackle, with Jared Wheeler taking his spot at right guard. Wheeler is first-team right guard for UNC, with Alex Gall behind him.
Shane McDermott gets his second start in as many weeks at center after returning from a foot injury.
Jon Feliciano is at left guard after replacing the suspended Seantrel Henderson at right tackle for the start of last week's game.
Henderson, back in the lineup, is now the backup to Linder at right tackle.
Ereck Flowers remains at left tackle.
*** At tight end, Asante Cleveland has moved up as a co-starter with Clive Walford. Walford had a great touchdown catch last game in the second quarter, but he was also intended to be part of one play in which Stephen Morris threw a pick. Walford was tightly guarded, but he never even turned around.
*** Tailback Eduardo Clements (hamstring) again is not on the depth chart.
*** On special teams, freshman Stacy Coley is now a co-starter at punt returner, but his name is listed above Phillip Dorsett's, as opposed to being listed after Dorsett last week.
And at kick returner, it looks as if Dorsett won that job over Duke Johnson this week. Last week, however, Johnson was listed as the No. 3 kick returner behind Dorsett "or'' Coley. In the latest depth chart, Coley isnt listed as a kick returner.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
|TE||46||Clive Walford -OR-||6-4||259||RJr.|
|SLOT||6||Herb Waters -OR-||6-2||193||So.|
|90||Ufomba Kamalu -OR-||6-6||285||Jr.|
|DT||78||Justin Renfrow -OR-||6-6||320||Sr.|
|96||Curtis Porter -OR-||6-1||325||Sr.|
|OLB||34||Thurston Armbrister -OR-||6-3||233||Jr.|
|56||Raphael Kirby -OR-||6-0||235||So.|
|CB||3||Tracy Howard -OR-||5-11||184||So.|
|S||22||Kacy Rodgers II -OR-||6-2||212||Sr.|
|KO||16||Pat O'Donnell -OR-||6-5||220||Gr.|
|PR||3||Stacy Coley -OR-||6-1||180||Fr.|