Depth Chart released, overreaction ensues
BC released its Game Notes and Depth Chart for the Miami game. I'll get to the depth chart in a moment, but the first thing you should do is read the game notes. Learn them. Memorize them. Turn them into a drinking game, because you'll be hearing them all year from each new announce team!
The actual Depth Chart created a sense of unease on the BC message boards and blogs. Seeing the team on paper put our perceived depth and talent issues all out in the open. We will be starting players in entirely new positions and throwing true freshmen in some critical situations. There was also the curious demotion or two that always makes you wonder if Spaz is using the depth chart to send a message. I try not to read too much into any of it. The best players will get on the field eventually. We don't have an abundance of talent, so if you can contribute, you'll play. When I looked at the chart, I asked myself "who is going to score?" We have very few difference makers at skill positions and recent injuries have exasperated the issue. But I am not worried. For the past four seasons I've been proclaiming that college offense is less about talent and more about execution. These young freshmen will score if put in the right situations. In Martin I trust!