Below is the 2013 post-spring practice version of the Florida Gators depth chart. Though some fans will be excited to see where the team stacks up below, head coach Will Muschamp cautions each year that feeling that way is not worth the energy.
Muschamp makes it quite clear that he does not put a lot of stock into depth charts, even those that are published after spring practice is over. In fact, back in 2011 and again on Wednesday, he stated it is “not worth the paper it is printed on.” In other words, the depth chart seen here is just a starting-off point for 2013 and plenty can change between now and the start of the season.
Nevertheless, below is the depth chart as it was presented on April 24. Notations marked with (») denote changes from the pre-spring depth chart released March 12. Players marked with (*) were out for all or most of spring practice.
OGGOA will update this post with more from Muschamp shortly.
QB: 6 Jeff Driskel, 10 Tyler Murphy
» Murphy inches ahead of 17 Skyler Mornhinweg for the No. 2 job.
RB: 24 Matt Jones, 33 Mack Brown
» Brown understandably inches ahead of freshman 21 Kelvin Taylor.~
FB: 43 Hunter Joyer, 25 Gideon Ajagbe
» Ajagbe wins the second-string job over 29 Rhaheim Ledbetter.
WR (X): 1 Quinton Dunbar, 11 Demarcus Robinson
WR (Z): 13 Latroy Pittman, 4 Andre Debose, 83 Solomon Patton
» Debose switches from second X to second Z receiver though the players switch in those positions. Pittman takes over the top spot at Z from 15 Loucheiz Purifoy.
F Position: 8 Trey Burton, 13 Latroy Pittman
TE: 88 Clay Burton, 87 Tevin Westbrook OR 18 Kent Taylor OR 84 Colin Thompson
~ Muschamp on Brown edging past Taylor: “You’re not going to get through the SEC with one back. That’s not going to happen. Certainly Mack has distanced himself as a second-team back at this time, a guy that we’ve got a lot of confidence in, that we expect big things form in the fall to continue to progress. I think he’s done a nice job of running the football, and protections, catching the ball, finishing plays. Kelvin certainly has done some nice things and he needs to continue to progress – more than anything- mentally with the offense. Physically, he’s got some ability.”
LT: 70 D.J. Humphries, 74 Trenton Brown
LG: 76 Max Garcia, 77 Ian Silberman*
C: 72 Jonotthan Harrison, 64 Kyle Koehne
RG: 67 Jon Halapio, 63 Trip Thurman*
RT: 73 Tyler Moore OR 75 Chaz Green*
» Brown (an incoming JUCO transfer) replaces Thurman, who moves from back-up LT to back-up RG. Silberman replaces Koehne at back-up LG.
DE: 90 Jonathan Bullard, 94 Bryan Cox, Jr.
» Easley moves back inside to defensive tackle.
NT: 4 Damien Jacobs, 44 Leon Orr
» Jacobs moves over to nose, bumping Orr back a spot.
DT: 2 Dominique Easley, 55 Darious Cummings
Buck DE: 6 Dante Fowler, Jr., 7 Ronald Powell*
SLB: 7 Ronald Powell*, 11 Neiron Ball
» Powell takes over at SLB after missing the spring.
MLB: 3 Antonio Morrison, 51 Michael Taylor
» Morrison changes his number from 12 to 3.
WLB: 49 Darrin Kitchens OR 51 Michael Taylor
» McMillian is off the top-deep depth chart.
RCB: 15 Loucheiz Purifoy, 31 Cody Riggs
» Purifoy returns to CB as Watkins shifts to S.
LCB: 5 Marcus Roberson, 24 Brian Poole
Nickel CB: 31 Cody Riggs OR 24 Brian Poole
Dime CB: 20 Marcus Maye, 10 Valdez Showers
S: 14 Jaylen Watkins, 10 Valdez Showers
S: 20 Marcus Maye OR 21 Jabari Gorman
» Maye evens out the battle with Gorman.
K: 97 Brad Phillips, 16 Austin Hardin
P: 4 Kyle Christy, 40 Justin Vogel
» Christy changes his number from 44 to 4. Vogel moves ahead of 39 Todd Fennell.
H: 10 Tyler Murphy, 8 Trey Burton
» Murphy and Burton swap places.
LS: 46 Drew Ferris, 43 Kyle Crofoot
KR: 4 Andre Debose OR 15 Loucheiz Purifoy OR 83 Solomon Patton
PR: 5 Marcus Roberson, 8 Trey Burton, 4 Andre Debose, 15 Loucheiz Purifoy