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It's QB "Brad Kaaya OR Jake Heaps" on 1st UM depth chart

The moment we've all been waiting for... (drum roll please....)

The Hurricanes have released their first depth chart of the 2014 football season, and, as we expected, there is an "OR'' between quarterbacks Brad Kaaya and Jake Heaps.

BradkaayaThe surprise, at least to me, is that the true freshman Kaaya is listed first, followed by the graduate transfer Heaps.

Wow. I know they'll say it doesn't mean anything, but...does it?

I truly thought they'd have the "OR,'' but that the fifth-year QB Heaps would be listed first (either because he's the veteran or because of alphabetical order. Haha).

So does that mean Kaaya is the super-secret one to beat? Have no idea, really, other than he played with the first-team this morning in practice and is very impressive. 

I do know from the past that coaches like to light fires under players, and the depth chart is a good way to do it. 

Please keep in mind that the second scrimmage is Monday, also that the Canes have another practice session this afternoon and we'll get coaches after it's over.

No other quarterbacks -- zip -- are mentioned on the depth chart.

The only true freshmen listed as first-team on depth chart: Kaaya at QB, Trent Harris at DE and Trevor Darling at RT.

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OFFENSE:

First-team QB: Brad Kaaya OR Jake Heaps.

First team RB: Duke Johnson, then Joe Yearby and Gus Edwards.

First-team O-linemen, left to right: Ereck Flowers, Hunter Wells (He's followed by Jon Feliciano), Shane McDermott, Danny Isidora and Trevor Darling.

Second-team O-linemen, left to right: Kc McDermott, Jon Feliciano, Alex Gall, Alex Gall (not a typo), Taylor Gadbois.

NOTE: Kc and Feliciano were wearing red jerseys recently, so maybe they're recuperating from injuries.

Third-team O-linemen, left to right: Just listed are center Nick Linder and Joe Brown at right guard.

First-team tight end: Standish Dobard, followed by Clive Walford and Beau Sandland

First-team fullback: walk-on Ronnie Regula OR Walter Tucker.

First team wideouts: Phillip Dorsett and Malcolm Lewis, followed by Stacy Coley and Herb Waters. Braxton Berrios and Tyre Brady are third team. 

Missing from WR depth chart, and missing from today's morning practice: Rashawn Scott.

 DEFENSE:

First-team defensive ends: Anthony Chickillo and Trent Harris, followed by Chad Thomas OR Jelani Hamilton under Chickillo's name; and by Tyriq McCord and Al-Quadin Muhammad under Harris' name.

First-team tackles: Calvin Heurtelou and Olsen Pierre, followed by Earl Moore and Ufomba Kamalu.

First-team OLB: Thurston Armbrister and Raphael Kirby. Behind Thurston is Darrion Owens and behind Kirby is Nantambu-Akil Fentress OR Jermaine Grace.

First-team MLB: Denzel ''The Prez'' Perryman, followed by Walter ("two-way") Tucker OR Juwon Young.

 First team corners: Tracy Howard and Ladarius Gunter, with Corn Elder behind Tracy and Antonio Crawford OR Artie Burns behind Gunter.

 First-team safeties: Dallas Crawford and Deon Bush. Hugo Delapenha OR Marques Gayot behind Crawford and Jamal Carter behind Bush.

SPECIALISTS:

Punt returners, in order: Stacy Coley, Braxton Berrios, Phillip Dorsett and Corn Elder.

Kickoff returners, in order: Stacy Coley, Artie Burns, Braxton Berrios, Corn Elder.

Punter: Ricky Carroll OR Justin Vogel.

Field goals: Matt Goudis, followed by Michael Badgley and Jon Semerene.

Holder: Dallas Crawford, followed by Justin Vogel.

Long snapper: Frank Gabriel OR Ronnie Regula.

Short snapper: Frank Gabriel OR Ronnie Regula.

OUT FOR SEASON (Yes, you knew already): safety Rayshawn Jenkins.

 SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 HERE IT IS, FOLKS:

 

OFFENSE

WR 4 PHILLIP DORSETT 5-10, 187, Sr.
3 Stacy Coley 6-3, 185, So.
83 Braxton Berrios 5-9, 183, Fr.

LT 74 ERECK FLOWERS 6-6, 324, Jr.
52 Kc McDermott 6-6, 305, Fr.

LG 64 HUNTER WELLS 6-6, 312, R-So.
70 Jon Feliciano 6-5, 316, Sr.

C 62 SHANE MCDERMOTT 6-4, 300, R-Sr.
67 Alex Gall 6-5, 305, So.
68 Nick Linder 6-3, 290, Fr.

RG 63 DANIEL ISIDORA 6-4, 318, R-So.
67 Alex Gall 6-5, 30, So.
55 Joe Brown 6-4, 318, Fr.

RT 73 TREVOR DARLING 6-5, 310, Fr.
76 Taylor Gadbois 6-8, 316, R-So.

TE 5 STANDISH DOBARD 6-4, 255, So.
46 Clive Walford 6-4, 258, R-Sr.
85 Beau Sandland 6-6, 260, Sr.

FB 39 RONALD REGULA -OR- 6-2, 240, Sr.
FB 44 WALTER TUCKER 6-0, 226, So.

QB 12 BRAD KAAYA -OR- 6-4, 209, Fr.
16 JAKE HEAPS 6-1, 208, Gr.

RB 8 DUKE JOHNSON 5-9, 206, Jr.
2 Joe Yearby 5-9, 192, Fr.
7 Gus Edwards 6-2, 230, So.

WR 9 MALCOLM LEWIS 6-0, 189, R-So.
6 Herb Waters 6-2, 198, Jr.
82 Tyre Brady 6-3, 200, Fr.

 DEFENSE

 DE 71 ANTHONY CHICKILLO 6-4, 282, Sr.

9 Chad Thomas -OR- 6-5, 265, Fr.
99 Jelani Hamilton 6-5, 290, Jr.

DT 93 CALVIN HEURTELOU 6-3, 315, Jr.
72 Earl Moore 6-1, 304, Jr.

DT 91 OLSEN PIERRE 6-5, 300, Sr.
47 Ufomba Kamalu 6-6, 295, Jr.

DE 33 TRENT HARRIS 6-2, 238, Fr.
17 Tyriq McCord 6-3, 248, Jr.
98 Al-Quadin Muhammad 6-4, 245, So.

OLB 34 THURSTON ARMBRISTER 6-3, 241, Sr.
58 Darrion Owens 6-3, 235, Fr.

MLB 52 DENZEL PERRYMAN 6-0, 242, Sr.
44 Walter Tucker -OR- 6-0, 226, So.
51 Juwon Young 6-2, 240, Fr.

OLB 56 RAPHAEL KIRBY 6-1, 238, Jr.
28 Nantambu-Akil Fentress -OR- 5-9, 200, Sr.
5 Jermaine Grace 6-1, 212, So.

CB 3 TRACY HOWARD 5-11, 188, Jr.
29 Corn Elder 5-10, 188, So.

S 2 DEON BUSH 6-1, 198, Jr.
6 Jamal Carter 6-1, 213, So.

S 25 DALLAS CRAWFORD 5-10, 196, R-Jr.
48 Hugo Delapenha Jr. -OR- 5-11, 193, R-Sr.
7 Marques Gayot 6-1, 205, Fr.

CB 37 LADARIUS GUNTER 6-2, 192, Sr.
21 Antonio Crawford -OR- 5-11, 191, Jr.
1 Artie Burns 6-0, 196, So.

 SPECIALISTS

P 27 RICKY CARROLL -OR- 6-3, 198, R-Sr.
16 JUSTIN VOGEL 6-4, 210, So.

FG 18 MATT GOUDIS 6-0, 170, Jr.
24 Michael Badgley 5-10, 180, Fr.
43 Jon Semerene 6-0, 205, Fr.

KO 43 JON SEMERENE -OR- 6-0, 205, Fr.
18 MATT GOUDIS -OR- 6-0, 170, Jr.
24 MICHAEL BADGLEY 5-10, 180, Fr.

H 25 DALLAS CRAWFORD 5-10, 196, R-Jr.
16 Justin Vogel 6-4, 210, So.

LS 55 FRANK GABRIEL -OR- 6-3, 215, Jr.
39 RONALD REGULA 6-2, 240, Sr.

SS 55 FRANK GABRIEL -OR- 6-3, 215, Jr.
SS 39 RONALD REGULA 6-2, 240, Sr.

PR 3 STACY COLEY 6-3, 185, So.
83 Braxton Berrios 5-9, 183, Fr.
4 Phillip Dorsett 5-10, 185, Sr.
29 Corn Elder 5-10, 188, So.

KR 3 STACY COLEY 6-3, 185, So.
1 Artie Burns 6-0, 196, So.
83 Braxton Berrios 5-9, 183, Fr.
29 Corn Elder 5-10, 188, So.

 

 

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