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Ball State’s Depth Chart

Rejoice, Cardinal fans, since now we know the who to go along with the what, when and where for Ball State’s season opener on Thursday night. The depth chart for the Cardinals this offseason was always presumed to be somewhat easy to figure, but nothing official ever popped across our radar. Until today.

The offensive two-deep (click to see full size):

Eric Williams has a number change, Aaron Mershman is the second-string TE (moved from QB), the running back corps is absolutely loaded, and our receiving group should make defensive coordinators worried. The offensive line returns five lettermen, and basically the entire starting roster and many of the second unit have had significant game experience. That bodes well. Very well. Extremely well, some may say.

And of course we can’t forget about the defense (click for full size)…
Now, if there is a unit of concern for the Cardinals, it’s the linebacking unit, but one can surmise that with the election of Davyd Jones to a captain’s role, perhaps this linebacking crew is coming along faster than we expected. The starters on defense are solid, but if certain folks go down (Eddins, Baker, etc.) we could be in for a long season. Here’s to everyone staying healthy, which as of now, they’ve managed to do quite well.

The specialists for the Cards (you know the drill for full size)…

Returning specialists make me feel good. The kicking game, or more specifically, the lack of one at times, cost us more than I care to add up last season. Here’s to strong seasons from Kovanda and McGarvey as well as kickoffs long and straight for Schott. Go Cards!

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2 Responses

  1. No Jeremy Hill on the two-deep? That’s mildly surprising, since reports were that he was having a good camp. Might he be dinged up ever-so-slightly where Parrish doesn’t want to risk him against SEMO, or is this a simple case of getting beat out for a position?

    It wouldn’t hurt having another receiver taller than 6-foot on the field occasionally…

  2. I really hope Sykes has worked out some of the issues with his hands if he’s going to be returning kicks. If he has, he could be quite the sight.

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