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On Wayne State August 29, 2007

Posted by City Hoops in Wayne State.

DFR took a good look today at Wayne State’s newly-released depth chart.

Coach Winters noted last week that injuries have hurt WSU’s depth, especially along the lines, which wasn’t deep on the defensive side to begin with.

He also said that tackle Ray Rocheleau might miss the season because of injury. Ryan Jonik replaced him at left tackle on the depth chart. The line, which originally was slated to lose just one starter (Grant Fodor), now might be forced to break in three new starters. Chris Ostosh, who has started all 21 games in his college career, was listed behind redshirt freshman Marc Cuddeback. Muhammad Abdullah is the biggest lineman (6-6, 318) but returns after not playing football last year.

Winters was noncommittal as to a starting quarterback at the end of camp last Thursday, but appears to have settled on Trent Pohl. Winters said he would not use a rotation but Zach George may eventually see time this year out of necessity, because of fatigue, ect.

Ed Sanders (6-0) performed well enough through summer and camp to be tabbed as one of the top receivers. Winters went as far to call him a possible No. 1. Chris Alsina (6-2) is the other starter. Travis Campbell and Chris Ratcliff are the backups. Hard to imagine that Adrian Dawkins won’t see some time. Winters said that true freshman David Mosley “is going to play.”

Dante Dunn and Jonathan Klyce are penciled in as starters on the corners, while Steve Wisnewski and Brandon Cooper are the starting safties. Cornelius Dillard, Stan Thornton, Kenny Watson, Brent Wisniewski, Wendell Thompson and true freshman Myles McNichols are also candidates to see time.

Click through for more Winters on last week’s conclusion of camp: “We’re a more talented football team. We’re less experienced, but more talented. I’d like to think the results will be better.”

“James Cook has a chance to break records here as a defensive end. He’s very fast.”

“I sat them both down and told them, for us to win, our No. 1 and 2 quarterbacks have to be great, because who knows when No. 2 will be in there.”

“I’m not that concerned who the starter is Week 1. I’m concerned with whoever the starter is, that he takes the ball and runs with it.”

“We’re bigger, stronger and faster than we’ve ever been. We’ve got some bumps and bruises right now that limit our depth.”

“The thing about our guys – they’ll do whatever we ask them. They want to win. They want to be champions. They know what’s expected.”

“We have a lot of depth at wide receiver and at DB. There are a lot of good players that are right there that might step up and win those jobs.”



1. chad Bush - August 29, 2007

Looks like Cornelius Dillard (DePorres) has beaten out Klyce at the corner spot. Dillard is a better cover guy and will get the start. Klyce will still rotate in, but will focus on special teams. He may be the best special teamer on the team – and they will rely heavily on him to continue excelling in that role. ……C.Bush

2. chad Bush - August 29, 2007

Also, Dawkins may take another redshirt this year (personal). He will not be apart of the playing rotation. Mosely will be the backup to Alsina and the 4th receiver. Travis Campbell, has nailed down the 3rd receiver spot – tough kid, versatile, steady.

3. chad Bush - August 29, 2007

Ostosh will rotate in but wont start at RG. This speaks to the great depth for Terry Heffernan’s offensive line. A leaner and faster unit than in 2006. Abdullah-Cue left side of the line might be the best in the conference…..Bell and Graham are going to have much daylight behind this duo….scarry!

4. chad Bush - August 29, 2007

Love the site Kyle! Keep up the great work on here and in the South End. You and Shaun do an outstanding job!

5. edzachman - December 13, 2007

i cant wait til i see the class of 2007 go out there and play next season they are going to be cold. Myles McNichols playing the conerback he is outstanding and Kenny Loney and Jeremy Jones playing the Safety position to unstoppable forces that can make plays all over the field. Zach Easterly and Raliegh Ross playing the linebacker spots… now those two are some dogs they can not be stopped they are reckless. and D. Brown And David Mosely and troy Burrell and Cory Zauner and Greg Oberstadt playing on the offensive side of the ball this team is going to be unstoppable!

6. Sanford - June 16, 2008

WSU football will prosper in 2008. A change in QB was needed. The defense has experience and the offense has new good players. It will be intresting to see who will start at QB this fall. Mohner, Hamilton, and Smith all have promise. The OL recruits Hinkle, Doan,Mcinerney, and the rs freshmen TE’s make this line and team look good in the future.

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