The Kentucky football team has released the week one depth chart ahead of Saturday’s season-opening game against Southern Miss.
Panton is the Punter: The Aussie punter is not listed as an “or” on the depth chart. Last week Dean Hood said he has “two starters,” but it appears that Panton will handle most of the punting duties.
Uncertainty on the Offensive Line: The left guard is the only position where there is not an “or.” With a fluid group of versatile players, Kyle Meadows can be at either tackle and Nick Haynes can be the center or guard. We’ll have to see who starts where on Saturday, but rest assured John Schlarman will play multiple combinations of lineups on Saturday.
Six True Freshmen: Naasir Watkins is in play as the third left tackle, Josh Paschal will get some playing time by relieving Denzil Ware and four freshmen wide receivers will likely receive reps.
Free Safety is up for Grabs: Steve Clinkscale can play either Darius West or Davonte Robinson as the centerfielder of the defense. Expect to see the physical West in run situations and the excellent pass coverage former cornerback Robinson in passing situations.
Edwards and Randolph Splitting Duties: The two defensive backs will split roles as either the nickel or the safety, depending on the coach’s preference in different situations.