Georgia football releases preseason depth chart

Georgia just released it’s post-spring depth chart on Monday afternoon. There were virtually no surprises, though in some areas such as offensive line is becomes very apparent how severe the lack of depth is. Two walk-ons are among the two-deep there.

Following is the entire list. Let’s hear your thoughts . . .

2011 GEORGIA PRE-SEASON DEPTH CHART

(starters in bold)

OFFENSE

SE 15 Marlon Brown (6-5, 222, Jr.)

82 Michael Bennett (6-3, 208, RFr.)

28 Israel Troupe (6-1, 222, Sr.)

19 Michael Erdman (5-10, 191, RFr.)

85 Greg Lanier (6-1, 189, Sr.)

25 Rhett McGowan (6-0, 190, RSo.)

18 Evan Wells (6-1, 174, Fr.)

LT 71 Cordy Glenn (6-5, 348, Sr.)

67 Hugh Williams (6-5, 254, RFr.)

LG 72 Kenarious Gates (6-5, 328, So.)

75 Kolton Houston (6-5, 291, RFr.)

64 Dallas Lee (6-4, 300, RSo.)

C 60 Ben Jones (6-3, 316, Sr.)

58 Ben Reynolds (6-2, 255, RSo.)

RG 68 Chris Burnette (6-2, 313, RSo.)

73 Brent Benedict (6-5, 312, RFr.)

RT 79 Justin Anderson (6-5, 342, Sr.)

74 Austin Long (6-5, 304, RSo.)

TE 7 Orson Charles (6-3, 241, Jr.)

81 Aron White (6-4, 239, Sr.)

88 Arthur Lynch (6-5, 272, RSo.)

QB 11 Aaron Murray (6-1, 211, RSo.)

14 Hutson Mason (6-3, 196, So.)

16 Christian LeMay (6-2, 198, Fr.)

2 Parker Welch (6-3, 204, RFr.)

10 Greg Bingham (6-4, 223, RFr.)

FB 89 Bruce Figgins (6-4, 272, Sr.) OR

46 Alexander Ogletree (5-10, 224, So.)

42 Dustin Royston (5-11, 242, RSo.)

22 Drew Wilson (6-2, 206, So.)

27 Greg Mulkey (6-3, 230, Fr.)

TB 4 Caleb King (5-11, 224, Sr.)

30 Carlton Thomas (5-7, 163, Jr.)

20 Brandon Harton (5-6, 174, RSo.)

24 Ken Malcome (6-0, 226, RFr.)

36 Wes Van Dyk (6-0, 203, Jr.)

23 Alex Parsons (5-10, 194, RSo.)

FLK 12 Tavarres King (6-1, 192, Jr.)

17 Rantavious Wooten (5-10, 185, Jr.)

31 Chris Conley (6-3, 202, Fr.)

80 Taylor Bradberry (6-3, 192, Jr.)

29 Jamal Payette (6-3, 183, Fr.)

INJURED

65 John Bodin (6-6, 321, Jr.)

31 Chris Young (6-1, 230, RSo.)

77 Trinton Sturdivant (6-5, 310, Sr.)

DEFENSE

DE 93 Abry Jones (6-3, 309, Jr.)

56 Garrison Smith (6-3, 294, So.)

98 Candler Cook (6-3, 234, Sr.)

N 99 Kwame Geathers (6-6, 350, RSo.)

96 Michael Thornton (6-1, 287, RFr.)

DE 94 DeAngelo Tyson (6-4, 306, Sr.)

85 Derrick Lott (6-4, 303, RSo.)

SAM 29 Jarvis Jones (6-3, 241, RSo.)

33 Chase Vasser (6-3, 227, RSo.)

90 Matthew DeGenova (6-1, 236, Sr.)

24 Jamel Allen (6-2, 226, Jr.)

WILL 83 Cornelius Washington (6-4, 260, RSo.)

95 Reuben Faloughi (6-5, 255, RSo.)

88 Ricky Lowe (6-7, 258, Jr.)

MIKE 45 Christian Robinson (6-2, 226, Jr.)

35 Michael Gilliard (6-2, 220, Jr.)

41 Brandon Burrows (6-3, 240, RFr.)

58 Taylor Maxey (5-10, 220, Fr.)

49 Jason Veal (5-11, 220, Sr.)

MO 9 Alec Ogletree (6-3, 236, So.)

22 Richard Samuel (6-2, 243, Jr.)

30 Jeremy Sulek (6-1, 209, Sr.)

48 Kosta Vavlas (6-0, 219, RFr.)

42 Cory Campbell (5-10, 210, RFr.)

50 Robert Davis (6-2, 214, So.)

CB 19 Sanders Commings (6-2, 217, Jr.)

10 Jordan Love (6-0, 190, RSo.)

5 Blake Sailors (5-11, 186, RSo.)

15 Eric Elliot (5-9, 188, Sr.)

28 Corey Dunson (6-0, 196, RSo.)

CB 2 Brandon Boykin (5-10, 183, Sr.)

1 Branden Smith (5-11, 176, Jr.)

20 Derek Owens (5-9, 166, So.)

4 Luis Capella (5-10, 176, RSo.)

SS 36 Shawn Williams (6-1, 220, Jr.)

25 Marc Deas (6-1, 197, RFr.)

11 Connor Norman (5-10, 208, RFr.)

12 Austin Herod (5-10, 191, RSo.)

FS 18 Bacarri Rambo (6-0, 218, Jr.)

23 Jakar Hamilton (6-2, 205, Sr.)

INJURED

92 Dexter Morant (6-7, 245, RFr.)

44 T.J. Stripling (6-6, 222, So.)

SPECIALISTS

P 13 Drew Butler (6-2, 214, Sr.)

97 Adam Erickson (5-10, 168, RFr.)

91 Scott Eichler (5-11, 184, Jr.)

90 Ethan Jackson (5-11, 182, Fr.)

PR 2 Brandon Boykin (5-10, 183, Sr.) OR

1 Branden Smith (5-11, 176, Jr.)

PK 57 Blair Walsh (5-10, 192, Sr.)

32 Brandon Bogotay (6-3, 207, Sr.)

99 Jamie Lindley (5-11, 177, Jr.)

KOR 2 Brandon Boykin (5-10, 183, Sr.)

1 Branden Smith (5-11, 176, Jr.)

30 Carlton Thomas (5-7, 163, Jr.)

SN 69 Ty Frix (6-0, 213, Jr.)

94 Billy Johnson (6-0, 239, Jr.)

H 13 Drew Butler (6-2, 214, Sr.)

258 comments Add your comment

Eddie

May 23rd, 2011
4:44 pm

JMar

May 23rd, 2011
4:55 pm

Redshirt freshman Michael Bennett already jumps Israel Troupe on the depth chart. What a complete and utter failure that guy’s career has been.

I-DOG

May 23rd, 2011
5:08 pm

offensive line is a concern because of the injury to Sturd. and Harmon leaving UGA, however, this has got to be the largest starting lineup we have ever had on the offensive line. It has to be heavier than the average starting OL in the NFL.

The twp little guys are over 310. The two big guys are over 330 with one in between. Hope we can stay relatively health from here and we need some of the guys that have had some chronic health problems that are slated as backups to make it thru the year. We will also need a true freshman to come in and at least be a serviceable backup.

I like the idea someone else had of asking Arthur Lynch to play some left tackle from his TE spot. Would be nice to be able to rotate him in for 1 or 2 series a game especially during the first 3 weeks of the season when it is so hot.

zulucanibal

May 23rd, 2011
5:14 pm

O-line depth is going to be our weakness but our D is going to be one of the best in the SEC…C.Washington is going to have a double digit sack total.

MaconBulldog

May 23rd, 2011
5:16 pm

Wow I expecting Ken Malcome to be right behind King. Wonder whats going on

GoooDawgs

May 23rd, 2011
5:19 pm

This looks precariously thin throughout to me

Mark (another one)

May 23rd, 2011
5:21 pm

I notice 7 players listed as rising Freshman. I’m surprised we had that many enroll early. I had only heard of LeMay, Conley and Maxey.

UGAgrad71

May 23rd, 2011
5:24 pm

The “dream team” has yet to hit the field. Some help coming in. I see where AU has a 291 pound fullback. Should be fun running into that load. Man, I love the SEC!!

Chip Towers

May 23rd, 2011
5:33 pm

MaconBulldog: I wouldn’t read too much into Malcome’s spot on the depth chart. He was hurt most of the spring while the guys ahead of him got all the way through unscathed.

Chip Towers

May 23rd, 2011
5:35 pm

JMar: I don’t think your assessment of Israel Troupe is entirely fair. He’s a college player, so I wouldn’t say he’s been an “utter failure.” Not everybody pans out as a future star. He’s going to graduate and will have played some meaningful snaps for a major college when it’s all over. That’s pretty good, actually. And Georgia needs him to contribute as a senior, so his career story has yet to be written.

James

May 23rd, 2011
5:41 pm

Chip,

I’m a little surprised Richt again grants the starting position to a QB with the lesser td’s.

Last year, Mettewnberger toasted Murray over all Spring games, and Richt named Murray #1 on the QB depth chart, then Mettenberger exited the team right after learning that.

This year, Mason throws more td’s thyan Murray over 3 Spring games, and Murray is named #1 on the depth chart again.

it appears Murray will be named #1 on the dpeth chart, regardless of how Murray does over 3 Spring games.

Which I find odd.

Hope Mason doesn’t transfer.

Doesn’t seem fair.

James

May 23rd, 2011
5:42 pm

Gillard & Faloughi had amazing G-Days, wonder why they wern’t rewarded?

James

May 23rd, 2011
5:46 pm

Figgins being named co#1’s won’t sit well with Figgins. Figgins hasn’t been used yet really, and he’s an amazing ahtlete. 9 passes over 3 seasons to Figgins?

Spanky

May 23rd, 2011
5:47 pm

Thanks Chip! Looking at this depth chart, how much impact do you see the late enrollies having? I think Jaye Rome will get a “who the heck was that?!” first. Go Dawgs!

Spanky

May 23rd, 2011
5:48 pm

James, new to this game, are you?

Spanky

May 23rd, 2011
5:52 pm

James, go back and READ about Mettemberger…

James

May 23rd, 2011
5:58 pm

i know Richt likes Murray because he carrie shis Bible around campus and stuff, but geez, you have to beat the other guy to earn your position, not just stay out of trouble and go to Bible studies right? Does Richt think this is the FCA? Why is Robinson #1 on the depth chart, #2 blew his doors off over Spring games. I hear Robinson is a big bible guy too, geez, can we reward some guys for what they do on the football field, with a football?

James

May 23rd, 2011
5:59 pm

Sparky,

Here’s Mett’s stats from last Spring, at end of the 3 Spring games, Richt named Murray #1.

Aaron Murray 33 of 56 (58.9 percent) for 380 yards with 2 TD passes and 3 INTs
Zach Mettenberger 23 of 36 (63.9 percent) for 433 yards with 5 TD passes and 1 INT
Logan Gray 23 of 42 for (54.8 percent) for 280 yards with 2 TD passes and 1 INT

Richt just names Murray #1, regardless of how the other QB’s do. Really no need to play the 3 Spring games at QB, they simply do not matter to Mark Richt.

Nashville4UGA

May 23rd, 2011
6:02 pm

@James…really dude?

James

May 23rd, 2011
6:04 pm

Mason threw more td’s than Murray in 2011 3 Spring games. Mason led his team to a 4th quarter go ahead td in the G-Day game.

scambled dog

May 23rd, 2011
6:06 pm

@ Mark (Another one )

Rising Freshman…….LMGAO !!!!!!!!!!

Spanky

May 23rd, 2011
6:06 pm

James,…(sigh)…Mettemberger was kicked off the team when he was charged with sexual abuse in south Ga……like I said before,….READ ABOUT HIM!!

Nashville4UGA

May 23rd, 2011
6:06 pm

James, let me catch you up….Mettenberger was kicked off the team after he sexually assaulted a girl in a bar while on spring break. He didn’t leave the program he was booted because of his behavior. Not the kind of guy you want leading the team especially since he lied to Richt’s face about what happened.

Alot more goes into the depth chart than who had better stats in a spring game.

Spanky

May 23rd, 2011
6:07 pm

Also, Murray is not auditioning for a job, which is why the others’ stats were better…

chilidawg

May 23rd, 2011
6:09 pm

Mighty thin along the O-line…

grandpapeckinpah

May 23rd, 2011
6:13 pm

Crowell can’t get here fast enough. That tailback depth is looking rough..

JDawg1785

May 23rd, 2011
6:24 pm

Wish Boo were a little higher on that list.

TRUE Dawgfan

May 23rd, 2011
6:25 pm

James, you sir are a little slow! Are you really going to consider what one kid did in one spring game over what may have been seen by the coaches over the entire spring? Quit with the conspiracy crap! Do you really think Mason is a better QB than Murray? I think most of the nation would disagree. And @ Mark(another one)……Rising freshman? Really? I guess all those other kids are rising somewhere too huh? Its called “redshirt freshman”! Means they enrolled last year but didn’t play! Some of you guys act like you’ve never even watched a football game before but yet you know all there is to know! Spring game stats?!?! GIVE ME A BREAK!

Spanky

May 23rd, 2011
6:30 pm

Thank you, TRUE!,,,,Ditto!

donnie

May 23rd, 2011
6:31 pm

@james. Can’t tell if your trolling, or just really stupid.

Cuz

May 23rd, 2011
6:33 pm

James,

I agree. Mettenberger was named #2 on the depth chart, Richt said Murray EARNED the #1 position, like Murray didn’t win the #1 spot from Mettenberger by default? I agree totally.

Hutson looked great on G-Day, really beat murray in all 3 games. 5 td’s to Murray’s 4. Great Spring. Hutson will be great on his new team this fall, wonder where he’ll transfer to?

Velvetten Rab

May 23rd, 2011
6:34 pm

James, good stuff, you one smart Dog.

Ghost of 45

May 23rd, 2011
6:36 pm

Yes Sir Ree James, hit nail on head. Murray has never earned the #1 position over Spring, team hasn’t bought in to his entitled unearned leadership. It’s a mammoth prob,.

Misty Mirror

May 23rd, 2011
6:38 pm

Bang on job to James 7 crew here. I been sayin this for years. Let the QB EARN his job, don’t HAND it to him.

Misty Mirror

May 23rd, 2011
6:40 pm

I never got the whole big deel about Murray anyhow. what he threw 5 td’s against ranked teams out of his 24, and like 19 against unranked teams??? big deel. Mason could beat that, easy.

Jbdawg

May 23rd, 2011
6:42 pm

I’m surprised to see tiny running backs ahead of Malcolme with CMR’s emphasis on pass blocking. Surely Malcome blocks better? He would do a better job by just standing in the way…

LanceWeaklegs

May 23rd, 2011
6:45 pm

I’ll leave James alone. but he doesn’t deserve to be. he’s a little right though, as good as Murray’s stats are he didn’t win. maybe not his fault though. that line-up looks imposing, enourmous linemen and the best returning starter QB in the SEC. couple injuries anywhere and we’re toast though.

thor

May 23rd, 2011
6:48 pm

Spanky, you seem like one of those homers who like everything richt does.

Frog

May 23rd, 2011
6:50 pm

best QB starter in the SEC on UGA? really, is Hutson Mason or Lemay starting?

I bet Lemay just LOVED being named #3 on the depth chart.

WOW. Just WOW.

Corey

May 23rd, 2011
7:18 pm

Murray is a great quarterback. Malcome will impress trust me. What i dont get is why is a walk-on backing up our starting left tackle. Why dont we move over Kolston, but other than that i like the depth chart.

RabidDawgFan

May 23rd, 2011
7:33 pm

Corey, Cordy Glenn is our starting left tackle. Far from a walk-on.

Shawn

May 23rd, 2011
7:38 pm

Why do they post a meaningless depth chart? Now we have the “special” posters like JAMES on here trying to make more of it than it is.

Hey James, get off the mini bluebird with 2 stop signs, dark tinted windows….You know the short one with the wheel chair lift! Go into your Special class and study hard. Maybe this time next century You will understand. LOL
Aaron Murray is the starter because he is one of the best QB’s in the SEC, not on this team. He was 1st team all freshman SEC LY and will be either 1st or 2nd all SEC QB overall TY! Get a life troll! Deal with it!

BornADawg

May 23rd, 2011
7:55 pm

@Shawn…James goes by many names. He’s probably also Frog. He’s on here with the same old tired crap almost everyday…Running down one of the best up and coming QB’s in the SEC. Go ahead James, let’s hear all the same old crap once more.

MarineDawg

May 23rd, 2011
8:09 pm

I can’t wait for this season to start. Win and recruiting will take care of itself. The guys that they have lost do not play the position that UGA is in need of the most. They need OL more so than anything. It’s still a long ways off from NSD.

If UGA gets past the first 2 games with 2 wins, then things will be very interesting for the east race. I personally think that it will be Bama vs. UGA at the Dome.

whoa!

May 23rd, 2011
8:10 pm

I didn’t go to tech or anything but it looks like we have 12 wideouts for 2 or 3 positions per play and uhh 11 players for 5 Oline positions per play. I know we have recently lost 2 but if one or two of those on the two deep Oline are walk-ons, some body is effing up.

It seems to me like Richt recruits like they did at FSU BEFORE the reduction in scholarships. Instead of reducing each position evenly, he just carries fewer Olineman. Well that is messed up. No wonder our seasons continually hinge on one or two o-line injuries!

If we had 2 less wideouts, we would hardly notice (I mean it is not like we EVER run the no huddle anymore). But if we had 2 more O-lineman…losing 2 wouldn’t be such a big deal.

Can anyone remember when O-line was a strength under Richt? Unlucky that Sturdivant didn’t play through like Jean-Gilles…but it really seems like we have been weak there for a very long time.

I guess the thinking is “we may have to play a TE on the o-line but as long as we have 10 fresh WR’s we are good.” Only thing is we haven’t been good in a long time either!

lawdawg

May 23rd, 2011
8:12 pm

I wonder if Lynch could be an offensive lineman,with his speed I would love to see him pulling out on a sweep.

Poopdawg

May 23rd, 2011
8:29 pm

Glad to see Carlton Thomas is up to 163.

Chip Towers

May 23rd, 2011
8:39 pm

whoa!: To answer your rhetorical question about when Richt had good lines, I’ll answer it for you factually: 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007 all were exceptional offensive lines. They were also pretty good in 2001, 2004 and 2006. Last couple haven’t been good but were supposed to be. Sturdivant’s and other injuries had an impact on that.

Richt's Butt Cut

May 23rd, 2011
8:45 pm

CB 19 Sanders Commings (6-2, 217, Jr.)- THIS IS NUTS!!! HES WORSE THAN B EVANS..

10 Jordan Love (6-0, 190, RSo.)

5 Blake Sailors (5-11, 186, RSo.)

15 Eric Elliot (5-9, 188, Sr.)

28 Corey Dunson (6-0, 196, RSo.)

CB 2 Brandon Boykin (5-10, 183, Sr.)

1 Branden Smith (5-11, 176, Jr.)

whoa!

May 23rd, 2011
9:14 pm

Maybe so Chip…but I can’t remember a season when we didn’t have a slew of O-line injuries. Are we just unlucky and have way more turnover on the oline than other teams?

Something just does not seem right. Other teams have guys that are heralded and play 4 years. Our heralded guys play 2 years or none. Maybe I need to stop reading the recruiting blogs. If we should all be excited about half of our incoming lineman every year…How could the line possibly be as bad as it was last year? It seems like either we are recruiting the wrong guys or the guys we do get are over-rated.

What is the deal man? Can somebody ask Richt why Alabama’s lines are always good and our guys can’t stay healthy? How come our last o-line coach had such an awful line but at LSU the same coach had a stellar line?

Is it because we want 50 wide outs and sign o-lineman as an afterthought? Why do we have 2 scholly’s for 5′6″ RBs that will see the feild only on 3rd and long draw plays–but not enough for a 2+ deep oline?? Is it because our unsuccessful offense is needlessly complex and we are asking them to do too much? I would love to hear that explanation.