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BYU Football: Week 1 depth chart released

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Algernon Brown will be the starting RB for the Cougars
Algernon Brown will be the starting RB for the Cougars
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After practice today the BYU Cougars released their depth chart heading into the Saturday game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Thanks to a tweet by Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune we have a picture of it below:

For those that don't have a microscope handy, I have attached a table with the same information below. There weren't a ton of surprises with this release, especially considering this does not account for any possible suspensions. The few surprises that did pop up are easy to see. The first that caught my eye was the addition of freshman Moroni Laulu-Pututau to the 2 deep wide receiver position. He is listed as an "And" with Kurt Henderson so expect him to receive some playing time.

The next one that stood out to me is Scott Huntsman slipping in behind Fred Warner. Although he did impress in fall camp, I am not sure how many expected a walk-on freshman to get playing time at linebacker.

Another defensive surprise was that there is no Sione Takitaki. This could be because of the known legal issues, so don't read to much into it at this point. Jordan Preator rounds out the defensive surprises as he is listed as the backup free safety, and no listing as a cornerback. Most anticipated that he would start at corner, even if he did backup Kai Nacua. Reading into this one could put Preator as the starter for a suspended Nacua, and then may move back to CB when Nacua returns, but no guarantees on that one.

Finally the special teams may be the biggest surprise. Adam Hine continues to return kickoffs but there is no Devon Blackman for punts. According to this depth chart it appears that it will be either Eric Takenaka or Micah Hanneman that will take over these duties.

So there you have it, the latest update to the depth chart that Bronco said is mostly accurate. Don't hesitate to give us your thoughts in the comments below.

Offense
QB

Taysom Hill

Tanner Mangum

RB

Algernon Brown

Nate Carter

FB

Toloa'i Ho Ching

Francis Bernard

HB

Mitchel Juergens

Trey Dye

WR

Mitch Mathews

Kurt Henderson

AND

Moroni Laulu-Pututau

WR

Devon Blackmon

AND

Nick Kurtz

IR

Terenn Houk

Colby Pearson

TE

Tanner Balderree

Bryan Sampson

LT

Rykar Mathews

JJ Nwigwe

LG

Kyle Johnson

Jaterius Gulley

C

Tejan Koroma

Parker Dawe

RG

Tuni Kanuch

OR

Ului Lapuaho

RT

Ului Lapuaho

OR

Brad Wilcox

Defense

LE

Bronson Kaufusi

Remington Peck

NT

Travis Tuiloma

Kesni Tausinga

RE

Logan Taele

Graham Rowley

SLB

Fred Warner

Scott Huntsman

MLB

Harvey Langi

Austin Heder

BLB

Monoa Pikula

Rhett Sandin

WLB

Jherremya Leuta-Douyere

Sae Tuatu

FC

Micah Hannemann

Michael Shelton

BC

Michael Davis

Dayan Lake

KAT

Eric Takenaka

Matt Hadley

FS

Kai Nacua

Jordan Preator

Special Teams
DS Matt Foley
H Mitchell Juergens
PR

Eric Takenaka

OR

Micah Hannemann

KR

Adam Hine

OR

Eric Takenaka

K

Trevor Samson

Autsin Brasher

KD

Austin Brasher

ORW

Trevor Samson

P

Jonny Linehan

OR

Rhett Almond