UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Arizona worked without a depth chart through spring, as new coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff evaluated the personnel and put in new schemes on both sides of the ball.
The Wildcats hadn’t officially unveiled a depth chart — such as it is — until this morning at Pac-12, as one was included in their media guide.
There are quite a few “or” choices on the two deep, and a couple of spots at linebacker where there is no second-stringer listed. That’s the kind of depth problem UA has at that position.
Richard Morrison could be the busiest Wildcat — as a starting slot receiver, the potential back-up quarterback and a possible contributor on returns.
The depth chart will be a bigger work-in-progress than usual through fall camp, which begins Aug. 2.
Last season’s starting right tackle, Fabbians Ebbele, is not listed on the depth chart, although he is expected back after a spring suspension. Last season’s starting left tackle, Mickey Baucus, is now listed as competing at right tackle after recovering from offseason back surgery that wiped out his spring practice.
Here is how it looks for now:
QB — Matt Scott, Richard Morrison, B.J. Denker
RB — Daniel Jenkins OR Ka’Deem Carey
RB — Taimi Tutogi, Kylan Butler
WR — Dan Buckner OR David Richards
WR — Garic Wharton OR Terrence Miller
Slot — Richard Morrison OR Tyler Slavin
TE — Drew Robinson OR Michael Cooper
LT — Chris Putton OR Eric Bender-Ramsay OR Trent Spurgeon
LG — Addison Bachman OR Shane Zink
C — Kyle Quinn, Addison Bachman
RG — Trace Biskin, Faitele Faafoi
RT — Jacob Arzouman OR Lene Maiava, OR Mickey Baucus
DE — Dan Pettinato OR Reggie Gilbert OR Jowyn Ward
DT — Sione Tuihalamaka OR Chris Merrill
DE — Justin Washington OR Kirifi Taula
LB — Jake Fischer, C.J. Dozier
LB — Rob Hankins
LB — Hank Hobson
CB — Shaquille Richardson OR Jonathan McKnight
CB — Derrick Rainey OR Jonathan McKnight
S — Jared Tevis, Blake Brady
S — Vince Miles OR Mark Watley OR Jourdon Grandon
S — Marquis Flowers OR Tra’Mayne Bondurant, Blake Brady
PK — John Bonano OR Jake Smith
KO — John Bonano OR Jake Smith
P — Kyle Dugandzic, Drew Riggleman
LS — Brian Chacon
PR — Richard Morrison OR Jonathan McKnight
KR — Richard Morrison OR Kylan Butler