The Arizona Wildcats will open spring drills today with a new coaching staff and fresh offensive and defensive systems. But it's what's missing that makes this spring different.
"We don't have a depth chart at this point," first-year coach Rich Rodriguez said. "We know Fabbians (Ebbele) and Kyle (Quinn) and those guys have played, andDan Buckner and Matt (Scott) and (Daniel) Jenkins and Ka'Deem (Carey) and Taimi Tutogi, but to list a first and second team? How do I know? I don't know if I'll be able to tell you after the spring."
Instead, the Wildcats have issued a position chart based on career starts. Here's a (crude) look at who'll start where when camp opens up:
Outside receivers: Dan Buckner, Austin Hill, Patrick Onwuasor, Sean Willet,Vince Miles.
Inside receivers: Richard Morrison, Terrence Miller, Garic Wharton, Tyler Slavin, David Richards, Johnny Jackson.
Tight ends: Drew Robinson, Michael Cooper.
Tackles: Fabbians Ebbele, Mickey Baucus, Trent Spurgeon, Jack Baucus, Shane Zink, Faitele Faafoi.
Guards: Chris Putton, Trace Biskin, Carter Lees, Eric Bender-Ramsay, Lene Maiava, Luis Martinez, Kyle Combs, Carter Wood.
Centers: Kyle Quinn, Addison Bachman, Jacob Arzouman, Brian Chacon.
Quarterbacks: Matt Scott, Richard Morrison, Tyler D'Amore, Alex Cappellini.
Running backs: Daniel Jenkins, Ka'Deem Carey, Taimi Tutogi, Greg Nwoko, Kylan Butler, Jared Baker, Terris Jones, Elliott Taylor, Ben Sullivan.
Defensive ends: Dan Pettinato, Reggie Gilbert, Dominique Austin, Lamar De Rego, Christian Upshaw.
Nose tackles: Sione Tuihalmaka, Justin Washington, Kirfi Taula, Jowyn Ward, Willie Mobley, Chris Merrill, Tevin Hood.
Linebackers: Jake Fischer, Rob Hankins, Hank Hobson, David Lopez, Dame Ndiaye, Brian Wagner, CJ Dozier, Devin Gordon, Sir Thomas Jackson, Tyler Ermisch.
Cornerbacks: Shaq Richardson, Jonathan McKnight, Jourdon Grandon, Cortez Johnson, Derrick Rainey, Kyrel Parker, Blake Brady.
Safeties: Adam Hall, Marquis Flowers, Tra'Mayne Bondurant, Mark Watley, Jared Tevis, Stephen Ascher.
Kickers: John Bonano, Jaime Salazar, Jesse Ortiz, Jake Smith.
Punters: Kyle Dugandzic, Drew Riggleman.