UNT put out its two-deep today in the weekly game notes. Here it is so you don’t have to go digging for it.
So what jumps out? Well, a lot actually.
In no particular order:
– Zac Whitfield is starting at cornerback without having played the position since early in his high school career. Whitfield was a running back and didn’t switch spots until after spring practice. He has essentially had a couple of weeks of fall workouts to prepare for LSU. You can bet Les Miles is going to try to ease Zach Mettenberger into being LSU’s starting quarterback by giving him some chances to chunk the ball around against UNT before the bullets start flying in SEC play. Whitfield is going to be a prime target.
– Coleman Feeley held on to the right tackle job, holding off LaChris Anyiam. Feeley has been out there and started some games. It will be interesting to see if he holds on to the job all season. UNT is high on Anyiam, who is a junior. Feeley is a senior and might be better prepared to face LSU.
– Darnell Smith, a walk-on from Ellsworth Community College in Iowa who is originally from Garland, is on the two-deep at wide receiver. It looks like he will play. Mike Canales said he was doing some good things in fall practice. He did enough to earn a role.
– Brandin Byrd held on to the starting running back job. I thought for a while that Antoinne Jimmerson would win the job. I just don’t know if you want to go to LSU and Kansas State and start a guy who has never played in a game.
– Malik Dilonga has made a move and is a backup at defensive end. He came from a small school and appears to be getting it pretty quickly.
LT–Antonio Johnson, 6-6, 311, So., 1L, Diboll, TX
Grant Shaw, 6-5, 302, Fr., RS, Forney, TX
LG –Mason Y’Barbo, 6-2, 309, So., 1L, Sulphur Springs, TX
Travis Ellard, 6-3, 285, Fr., RS, Deer Park, TX
C –Aaron Fortenberry, 6-4, 308, Sr., 3L, Era, TX
Nick Summerfield, 6-1, 276, Sr., SQ, Killeen, TX
RG–Cyril Lemon, 6-3, 321, So., 1L, Marble Falls, TX
Micah Thompson, 6-4, 308, Fr., RS, Jones, OK
RT –Coleman Feeley, 6-5, 287, Sr. 3L, Austin, TX
LaChris Anyiam, 6-4, 296, Jr., 1L, Allen, TX
WR–Ivan Delgado, 6-2, 209, Sr., 1L, Killeen, TX
Lynrick Plesant, 6-2, 200, Jr., 1L, Mesquite, TX
WR –Brelan Chancellor, 5-9, 183, Jr., 2L, Copperas Cove, TX
Derrick Teegarden, 6-0, 198, So., 1L, Odessa, TX
WR –Chris Bynes, 6-1, 215, Sr., 1L, Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Darnell Smith, 6-1, 208, Jr., TR, Garland, TX
TE –Andrew Power, 6-5, 265, Sr., 1L, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Drew Miller, 6-1, 260, Jr., 1L, Prosper, TX
RB–Brandin Byrd, 5-10, 211, Jr., 2L, Copperas Cove, TX
Antoinne Jimmerson, 5-9, 219, Fr., RS, Dallas, TX or 20 Jeremy Brown, 5-8, 180, Sr., SQ, Whitewright, TX
QB –Derek Thompson, 6-4, 226, Jr., 2L, Glen Rose, TX
Brent Osborn, 6-4, 224, Jr., 1L, Valley, AL or Andrew McNulty, 6-1, 202, So., 1L, Iowa City, IA
DT –Richard Abbe, 6-4, 315, Jr., 2L, Lubbock TX
Tevinn Cantly, 6-4, 333, Sr., 3L, Arlington, TX
DT –Alexander Lincoln, 6-2, 266, So., 1L, Cibolo, TX
Austin Orr, 6-4, 268, Fr., RS, Seabrook, TX
DE –Brandon McCoy, 6-2, 259, Jr., 2L, Carrollton, TX
Aaron Bellazin, 6-2, 244, So., 1L, Everman, TX
DE –K.C. Obi, 6-2, 251, Sr., 3L, Mission Hills, CA
Malik Dilonga, 6-4, 248, Fr., HS, Cedar Hill, TX
MLB–Zach Orr, 6-1, 223, Jr., 2L, DeSoto, TX
Derek Akunne, 6-0, 238, So., 1L, Garland, TX
OLB–Jeremy Phillips, 6-3, 223, Sr., 3L, Waller, TX
Chad Polk, 6-0, 226, Fr., RS, Dallas, TX
OLB –Will Wright, 6-2, 221, Jr., 1L, Garland, TX
LaJaylin Smith, 6-0, 228, Fr., HS, LaPlace, LA
CB –Zac Whitfield, 5-9, 180, Fr., RS, Sherman, TX
Kenny Buyers, 5-11, 174, Fr., SQ, Hurst, TX
CB–Hilbert Jackson, 6-1, 187, Jr., 1L, Rowlett, TX
Jamal Marshall, 6-3, 193, Fr., HS, Missouri City, TX
S–Marcus Trice, 5-8, 197, Jr., TR, Mesquite, TX
David Busby, 5-11, 189, Fr., HS, Coppell, TX
S–Lairamie Lee, 5-10, 189, So., 1L, Tyler, TX
Mike Marshall, 6-0, 203, So., 1L, Grand Prairie, TX
PK–Zach Olen, 5-9, 228, Jr., 2L, Richardson, TX
P–Will Atterberry, 5-11, 200, Sr., 3L, Lewisville, TX
Zach Olen, 5-9, 228, Jr., 2L, Richardson, TX
KR–Brelan Chancellor, 5-9, 183, Jr., 2L, Copperas Cove, TX
Brandin Byrd, 5-10, 216, Jr., 2L, Copperas Cove, TX
PR –Marcus Trice, 5-8, 197, Jr., TR, Mesquite, TX
Chris Bynes, 6-1, 215, Sr., 1L, Lauderdale Lakes, FL
DS –Blake Dunham, 6-1, 215, So., SQ, Argyle, TX
PH Will Atterberry, 5-11, 200, Sr., 3L, Lewisville, TX
Brent Osborn, 6-4, 224, Jr., 1L, Valley, AL