Kansas University's football team released its depth chart late Wednesday, with only a few surprises on the list. Among them:
¢ Jake Schermer is listed as second-team linebacker behind Joe Mortensen. Eric Washington is listed as the other starter at outside linebacker.
¢ Sadiq Muhammed is listed as first-team free safety, with Justin Thornton as second team.
¢ The three wide receivers atop the depth chart are seniors Brian Murph and Dominic Roux and sophomore Dexton Fields. Marcus Henry, Marcus Herford and Jonathan Lamb are second team.
¢ Five true freshmen are on the two deep: Ian Wolfe at left tackle, Jake Sharp at running back, Olaitan Oguntodu at strong safety, Anthony Webb at cornerback and Maxwell Onyegbule at linebacker. Seven red-shirt freshman are on the two-deep, as well.
¢ Smooth sailing: Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino has been pleased with the way practices are going, despite injuries and freshmen making personnel a daily uncertainty.
"I'm very pleased with the tempo of practices this week," Mangino said. "I really feel like things are starting to come together in all three phases of the game. The test will be now to take it out to the game field and execute the same way we have on the practice field."
¢ Barmann's the backup: Mangino confirmed Wednesday that senior Adam Barmann was indeed the No. 2 quarterback behind Kerry Meier.
That could mean that, barring injuries, freshmen Todd Reesing and Tyler Lawrence are ticketed for red shirts.
"Adam Barmann has had his best camp, his best two-a-days since we've been here," Mangino said. "We're real happy with him."
¢ The lone back: If KU elects to try single-back sets on offense, it won't be Jon Cornish or Jake Sharp in the game. Rather, fullback Brandon McAnderson will be the guy.
McAnderson, who showed great running ability at Lawrence High, likely will get more carries this year, in part because of his role in the one-back offense.
"It's pretty fun," McAnderson said. "There's a lot of things you can do in terms of the diversity of our offense. : It's a real good opportunity to play that."
KU football depth chart
OFFENSE LT - Cesar Rodriguez, 6-7, 286, Jr.; Ian Wolfe, 6-5, 280, Fr. LG - Bob Whitaker, 6-5, 317, Sr.; -OR- Jake Cox, 6-5, 295, Sr. C - David Ochoa, 6-4, 285, Sr.; Ryan Cantrell, 6-3, 285, Soph. RG - Travis Dambach, 6-5, 295, Sr.; Matt Mann, 6-4, 290, Sr. RT - Anthony Collins, 6-6, 290, Soph.; Matt Darton, 6-6, 305, Soph. TE - Derek Fine, 6-3, 245, Jr.; Marc Dierking, 6-2, 205, Jr. WR - Dominic Roux, 5-11, 175, Sr.; Marcus Henry, 6-4, 200, Jr. WR - Brian Murph, 6-1, 190, Sr.; Jonathan Lamb, 6-2, 190, Sr. WR - Dexton Fields, 6-0, 200, Soph.; Marcus Herford, 6-3, 210, Soph. QB - Kerry Meier, 6-3, 215, Fr.; Adam Barmann, 6-4, 210, Sr. RB - Jon Cornish, 6-0, 205, Sr.; Jake Sharp, 5-10, 190, Fr. FB - Brandon McAnderson, 6-0, 235, Jr.; Nick Kurtenbach, 5-10, 200, Jr.
DEFENSE DE - Rodney Allen, 6-3, 280, Sr.; Jeff Wheeler, 6-7, 260, Fr. DT - Wayne Wilder, 6-3, 295, Sr.; Caleb Blakesley 6-5, 285, Fr. DT - James McClinton, 6-1, 283, Jr.; Chris Brant, 6-3, 285, Sr. DE - Paul Como, 6-2, 248, Sr.; John Larson, 6-3, 245, Soph. OLB - Joe Mortensen, 6-2, 245, Soph.; Jake Schermer, 6-2, 215, Fr. MLB - Mike Rivera, 6-3, 250, Soph.; Brandon Duncan, 6-1, 212, Fr. OLB - Eric Washington, 6-2, 235, Sr.; Arist Wright, 6-0, 210, Fr.; -OR- Maxwell Onyegbule, 6-4, 230, Fr. CB - Blake Bueltel, 6-0, 175, Jr.; Anthony Webb, 6-0, 180, Fr. SS - Jerome Kemp, 5-10, 205, Sr.; Olaitan Oguntodu, 6-0, 200, Fr. FS - Sadiq Muhammed, 6-0, 195, Soph.; Justin Thornton, 6-1, 195, Fr. CB - Aqib Talib, 6-2, 180, Soph.; Raymond Brown, 6-3, 200, Soph.
SPECIALISTS PK - Scott Webb, 5-11, 180, Jr.; Kyle Tucker, 6-2, 205, Jr. P - Kyle Tucker, 6-2, 205, Jr.; Dane Broadie, 6-0, 180, Sr. LS - Zack Hood, 6-2, 255, Sr. H - Jonathan Lamb, 6-2, 190, Sr.; Brian Murph, 6-1, 190, Sr. KR - Marcus Herford, 6-3, 210, Soph.; Jake Sharp, 5-10, 190, Fr. PR - Brian Murph, 6-1, 190, Sr.; Jonathan Lamb, 6-2, 190, Sr.