Go Back   Fighting Illini Forums > Sports > Fighting Illini Football

2013 Spring Depth Chart

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Mar 4, 2013, 02:15 PM   #1
Groundhogday
Groundhogday's Avatar
Posts: 22,871
Interesting that at today's press conference, Beckman said Howe, Teitsma and Powell are the leaders at DT, with Cajuste playing 3-technique or strong-side DE.

__________________
ONLY ORANGE!
Groundhogday is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2013, 08:59 PM   #2
Groundhogday
Groundhogday's Avatar
Posts: 22,871
A few observations from the spring notes.
  • Immekus, Lattimore and Afryl are not on the spring roster (FWIW, Millines is on the roster despite being suspended.) I didn't think Lattimore would be back for a 5th year, am not surprised Afryl is gone, but thought Immekus would be competing for the starting PK role.
  • We appear to have 68 on scholarship this spring (not including any former walkons given scholarships) and 15 players joining in the fall. So we have two extra scholarships, not including any potential openings due to guys not making the grades (e.g. Jackson.)
  • I guess walkons Haslett and Nudera will be competing for 3rd string QB role if they are going to redshirt Bailey. (Is Haslett on scholarship?)
  • We need to find a new long snapper with Pedersen gone (3 year LS.)
  • Of the 6 walkons who lettered in 2012, only two are still on the roster: Tim Russell (TE/holder) and Taylor Zalewski (PK). Two graduated and apparently two others quit, including a co-defensive scout team player of the year (Beau Sullivan). As has been previously noted, we haven't had much success with walkons.

Quote:
Illini Set to Begin Spring Practice on Tuesday

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman and the Fighting Illini begin spring football practices on Tuesday, March 5, marking the first of 15 spring workouts for the Fighting Illini. Spring practices culminate in the annual Orange and Blue Spring Game April 12 under the lights at Memorial Stadium, which will be televised live on the Big Ten Network at 8 p.m. CT. Admission and parking for the Spring Game are free. Parking will be available in the lots surrounding Memorial Stadium and the Assembly Hall.

http://www.fightingillini.com/sports...030413aab.html

__________________
ONLY ORANGE!

Last edited by Dan; Mar 5, 2013 at 08:15 AM. Reason: Moved posts to new thread & added link to article
Groundhogday is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2013, 09:04 PM   #3
Groundhogday
Groundhogday's Avatar
Posts: 22,871
Scholarship numbers for spring practice:

QB___2 (unless Haslett is on scholarship)
RB___3
WR__10
TE___3
OL__17

DL___7 (we might need at least one true freshman to contribute depth)
Leo__3
LB___8
Star_2
DB__11 (one or more DBs might end up at Star)

__________________
ONLY ORANGE!
Groundhogday is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2013, 09:16 PM   #4
Groundhogday
Groundhogday's Avatar
Posts: 22,871
Taking out the Leos (Bates, Caldwell and Woods), here is our DL:

DT/NG: Howe (rs-JR), Teitsma (rs-JR), Powell (FR), Bain (FR), Williams (FR)
DT/DE: Cajuste (JR)
DE: Kynard (rs-SR), Nelson (rs-SO)

We have 7 guys for three positions. Three are freshman, one is a fresh JUCO transfer. Our experienced guys were lightly recruited out of high school and lack top-end physical abilities. Let's hope Colby can turn these guys into a group of pluggers who occupy OL enough to let our LBs make plays.

__________________
ONLY ORANGE!
Groundhogday is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2013, 10:23 PM   #5
Warriors1994
Posts: 2,313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Groundhogday View Post
Taking out the Leos (Bates, Caldwell and Woods), here is our DL:

DT/NG: Howe (rs-JR), Teitsma (rs-JR), Powell (FR), Bain (FR), Williams (FR)
DT/DE: Cajuste (JR)
DE: Kynard (rs-SR), Nelson (rs-SO)

We have 7 guys for three positions. Three are freshman, one is a fresh JUCO transfer. Our experienced guys were lightly recruited out of high school and lack top-end physical abilities. Let's hope Colby can turn these guys into a group of pluggers who occupy OL enough to let our LBs make plays.
Well the 3 freshmen are RS freshmen or sophs arent they? or are you calling them freshmen for spring?
Warriors1994 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2013, 11:01 PM   #6
TruTexan
Banned
Posts: 28
Zook scholarshiped Haslett. Zalewski and Hirth both put on scholarship this semester.
TruTexan is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2013, 11:38 PM   #7
Groundhogday
Groundhogday's Avatar
Posts: 22,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by TruTexan View Post
Zook scholarshiped Haslett. Zalewski and Hirth both put on scholarship this semester.
So presumably Hirth is our starting long snapper. In terms of specialists, we have the following on scholarship: Zalewski (PK), Hirth (LS), Frain (PK/P), and DuVernois (P).

So that brings us to 71 scholarships with 15 signed for the fall. Given that Jackson is doubtful academically and normal attrition, we shouldn't have any trouble getting to 85 in the fall. In fact, I would guess that we have a schollie or two to spare.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Warriors1994 View Post
Well the 3 freshmen are RS freshmen or sophs arent they? or are you calling them freshmen for spring?
They are freshmen this year, though of course they will be rs-FR or sophs in the fall. Still... very young.

__________________
ONLY ORANGE!

Last edited by Groundhogday; Mar 4, 2013 at 11:49 PM.
Groundhogday is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 05:08 AM   #8
quhawks12
Location: Hamilton County, IN
Posts: 4,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by TruTexan View Post
Zook scholarshiped Haslett. Zalewski and Hirth both put on scholarship this semester.
Yep. Haslett was put on scholarship 2nd semester last year based on a promise from Zook which Beckman honored.
quhawks12 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 06:58 AM   #9
quhawks12
Location: Hamilton County, IN
Posts: 4,398
Great...might be the only program in the country with 3 kickers/punters on scholarship all because of the Zooker.
quhawks12 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 06:59 AM   #10
quhawks12
Location: Hamilton County, IN
Posts: 4,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Groundhogday View Post
Scholarship numbers for spring practice:

QB___2 (unless Haslett is on scholarship)
RB___3
WR__10
TE___3
OL__17

DL___7 (we might need at least one true freshman to contribute depth)
Leo__3
LB___8
Star_2
DB__11 (one or more DBs might end up at Star)
The OL number is crazy. Good. But crazy.
quhawks12 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 07:04 AM   #11
quhawks12
Location: Hamilton County, IN
Posts: 4,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Groundhogday View Post
A few observations from the spring notes.
  • Immekus, Lattimore and Afryl are not on the spring roster (FWIW, Millines is on the roster despite being suspended.) I didn't think Lattimore would be back for a 5th year, am not surprised Afryl is gone, but thought Immekus would be competing for the starting PK role.
  • We appear to have 68 on scholarship this spring (not including any former walkons given scholarships) and 15 players joining in the fall. So we have two extra scholarships, not including any potential openings due to guys not making the grades (e.g. Jackson.)
  • I guess walkons Haslett and Nudera will be competing for 3rd string QB role if they are going to redshirt Bailey. (Is Haslett on scholarship?)
  • We need to find a new long snapper with Pedersen gone (3 year LS.)
  • Of the 6 walkons who lettered in 2012, only two are still on the roster: Tim Russell (TE/holder) and Taylor Zalewski (PK). Two graduated and apparently two others quit, including a co-defensive scout team player of the year (Beau Sullivan). As has been previously noted, we haven't had much success with walkons.
Austin Abner is not on the spring roster either. Was a preferred walk-on DB who had MAC offers out of HS. I thought he'd get a shot with our lack of depth at safety this year.
quhawks12 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 07:54 AM   #12
Groundhogday
Groundhogday's Avatar
Posts: 22,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by quhawks12 View Post
Yep. Haslett was put on scholarship 2nd semester last year based on a promise from Zook which Beckman honored.
Might work out well for both sides. Haslett is a good fit for Cubit's system and gives us a needed 3rd string QB.

__________________
ONLY ORANGE!
Groundhogday is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 07:56 AM   #13
Groundhogday
Groundhogday's Avatar
Posts: 22,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by quhawks12 View Post
The OL number is crazy. Good. But crazy.
There might be more OL attrition by fall camp. Hope we can find 8 capable OL out of the 17.

__________________
ONLY ORANGE!
Groundhogday is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 08:16 AM   #14
Dan
Admin
Dan's Avatar
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 29,256
Moved some posts to this new thread, so we can start over with the Depth Chart discussion for spring practice.
Dan is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 08:37 AM   #15
Juice
Juice's Avatar
Posts: 2,121
Quote:
Originally Posted by quhawks12 View Post
Great...might be the only program in the country with 3 kickers/punters on scholarship all because of the Zooker.
:laugh:
Juice is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 08:46 AM   #16
quhawks12
Location: Hamilton County, IN
Posts: 4,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Groundhogday View Post
There might be more OL attrition by fall camp. Hope we can find 8 capable OL out of the 17.
I have to imagine we can get 8 out of those 17. Considering there is only 2 seniors in that group, right? Lewis and Feldmeyer?
quhawks12 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 08:47 AM   #17
quhawks12
Location: Hamilton County, IN
Posts: 4,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Groundhogday View Post
Might work out well for both sides. Haslett is a good fit for Cubit's system and gives us a needed 3rd string QB.
Oh...I agree with him being on scholarship. And he does fit Cubit's system. Not to mention always good to have a football coaches son at the QB spot anywhere on the depth chart. Most times those guys "get" playbooks etc better than other guys.
quhawks12 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 10:13 AM   #18
Bigcat13
Posts: 49
Was there any official depth chart released?
Bigcat13 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 10:24 AM   #19
Groundhogday
Groundhogday's Avatar
Posts: 22,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigcat13 View Post
Was there any official depth chart released?
There is apparently a spring depth chart because Beckman referenced it in his press conference, but it isn't posted online. The official spring press release listed a roster and position but no depth chart.

__________________
ONLY ORANGE!
Groundhogday is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 10:28 AM   #20
Bigcat13
Posts: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Groundhogday View Post
There is apparently a spring depth chart because Beckman referenced it in his press conference, but it isn't posted online. The official spring press release listed a roster and position but no depth chart.
Oh okay. Thanks for the info!
Bigcat13 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 6, 2013, 11:00 AM   #21
WesterveltVictoryCigar
Location: People's Republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 7,579
Quote:
@ALionEye
New football roster is up. Looks like scholarship players OL Shawn Afryl, WR Hayden Daniels, and TE Justin Lattimore have left the program.
WesterveltVictoryCigar is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 6, 2013, 11:19 AM   #22
Groundhogday
Groundhogday's Avatar
Posts: 22,871
^Didn't realize that Hayden Daniels was on scholarship.

__________________
ONLY ORANGE!
Groundhogday is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 6, 2013, 11:38 AM   #23
quhawks12
Location: Hamilton County, IN
Posts: 4,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Groundhogday View Post
^Didn't realize that Hayden Daniels was on scholarship.
Another Zook promise that Beckman honored.
quhawks12 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 6, 2013, 11:51 AM   #24
Ander1345
Posts: 384
This post is maybe more scheme related but it kinda has to do with our positions of strength.

I just want to say that I hope we keep the two back shotgun formation that we formations last year(and probably had the most success out of). With a tight end in the slot and two wr plus two running backs(DY5 and Ferguson) we can spread the field while putting out best players on the field and not using the 4 wide out(or 1TE 3 wide out) sets that really didn't work so well for us.

We need Young, Ferguson, and Davis on the field nearly every play.
Ander1345 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Mar 6, 2013, 12:13 PM   #25
quhawks12
Location: Hamilton County, IN
Posts: 4,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ander1345 View Post
This post is maybe more scheme related but it kinda has to do with our positions of strength.

I just want to say that I hope we keep the two back shotgun formation that we formations last year(and probably had the most success out of). With a tight end in the slot and two wr plus two running backs(DY5 and Ferguson) we can spread the field while putting out best players on the field and not using the 4 wide out(or 1TE 3 wide out) sets that really didn't work so well for us.

We need Young, Ferguson, and Davis on the field nearly every play.
Going back and watching WMU film with Cubit he did run plays with shotgun 2 back sets. It wasn't always 2 RB's in the backfield. There were times he had a RB and TE in the backfield. TE was used to block sometimes and run routes. In fact they scored a nice TD against CMU I think with a TE circle route out of the backfield.
quhawks12 is offline Reply With Quote
Reply


« Previous Thread | Fighting Illini Football | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Forum Jump