UCLA Spring football depth chart

UCLA just released its spring football depth chart. Among the intriguing things:
Sean Sheller’s move from right tackle to left tackle.
–Nate Chandler being the first-string right tackle
–The starting QB being listed as Kevin Craft OR Kevin Prince
–Chane Moline listed at fullback
–Christian Ramirez listed as the starting tailback
–Aaron Hester OR Courtney Viney listed as a starting cornerback
–Glenn Love listed as the starting strong safety
–David Carter listed as a defensive tackle
–Kai Forbath listed as the kickoff person

OFFENSE
SE 19 Dominique Johnson (6-3, 216, Jr.**) (6) OR
83 Nelson Rosario (6-5, 214, So.)
85 Jerry Johnson (6-4, 214, Fr.**)
82 Taylor Embree (6-3, 194, So.) (8)##
LT 72 Sean Sheller (6-5, 295, Jr.**)
78 Brett Downey (6-7, 285, Fr.**)^
69 Brandon Bennett (6-4, 327, Jr.**)
LG 60 Jeff Baca (6-4, 305, So.) (8)
73 Micah Kia (6-5, 320, Sr.) (7)
55 Sonny Tevaga (6-5, 345, Jr.**) (2)
C 51 Kai Maiava (6-1, 322, So.**)
57 Jake Dean (6-4, 311, Jr.**) (7)
71 Gabriel Fernandez (6-0, 273, Fr.**)^
RG 75 Nick Ekbatani (6-5, 308, Sr.**) (12)
66 Ryan Taylor (6-3, 305, Jr.**)
63 Nick Garibay (6-2, 277, Fr.**)^
77 Darius Savage (6-4, 335, Jr.**) (7)##
RT 68 Nate Chandler (6-5, 290, So.**) (2 at TE)
70 Connor Bradford (6-5, 284, Fr.**)
76 Austin Hill (6-3, 285, Fr.**)
65 Mike Harris (6-5, 314, So.**) (5)##
TE 15 Ryan Moya (6-3, 247, Sr.**) (2) OR
86 Logan Paulsen (6-6, 268, Sr.**) (1)
87 Cory Harkey (6-5, 248, So.) (7)
98 Jeff Miller (6-5, 254, Jr.**) (2)
7 Morrell Presley (6-4, 222, Fr.)
QB 3 Kevin Craft (6-4, 211, Sr.**) (12) OR
14 Kevin Prince (6-2, 226, Fr.**)
8 Chris Forcier (6-3, 198, So.**)
11 Osaar Rasshan (6-4, 227, Sr.**)
18 Nick Crissman (6-3, 217, Fr.**)
12 Richard Brehaut (6-2, 225, Fr.)
FB 42 Chane Moline (6-1, 244, Sr.) (8, 2 at TB)
31 Trevor Theriot (6-0, 241, Sr.**) (2)
45 Tobi Umodu (5-11, 237, Jr.**)
TB 24 Christian Ramirez (6-2, 220, Jr.**)
33 Derrick Coleman (6-0, 231, So.) (1)
20 Raymond Carter (6-0, 210, So.**)
30 Aundre Dean (6-0, 215, So.) OR
2 Milton Knox (5-8, 198, Fr.**) OR
12 Johnathan Franklin (5-10, 200, Fr.**)
21 Craig Sheppard (6-0, 210, Sr.**)^
FL 4 Terrence Austin (5-11, 173, Sr.) (7)
10 Gavin Ketchum (6-5, 210, Sr.**) (1)
6 Antwon Moutra (6-2, 193, So.)
DEFENSE
LE 91 Reginald Stokes (6-3, 259, Jr.**) (5) OR
56 Datone Jones (6-4, 253, So.) (2)
47 Chinonso Anyanwu (6-4, 224, Sr.**)
DT 92 Brian Price (6-2, 295, Jr.) (12)
85 David Carter (6-5, 280, Jr.**)
99 Justin Edison (6-4, 271, So.**)
74 Justin Mann (6-3, 270, Fr.**)^
DT 90 Jerzy Siewierski (6-2, 297, Sr.)
52 Jess Ward (6-4, 288, Sr.**)
61 Andy Keane (6-2, 293, Jr.**)
RE 55 Korey Bosworth (6-1, 244, Sr.**) (12)
97 Damien Holmes (6-3, 258, Fr.**)
44 Ian Davis (6-5, 220, Fr.**)^
SLB 40 Akeem Ayers (6-4, 255, So.**) (3)
41 Mike Schmitt (6-1, 237, Jr.**)
11 Donovan Carter (6-1, 255, Fr.**)
MLB 51 Reggie Carter (6-1, 240, Sr.**) (12)
43 Steve Sloan (6-4, 235, So.**) (9)
42 Patrick Larimore (6-3, 254, Fr.**)
37 Lucas Barbosa (6-0, 233, So.**)^
WLB 54 Kyle Bosworth (6-1, 236, Sr.**) (2)
21 Sean Westgate (5-11, 210, So.)
47 Ryan Medina (6-3, 245, Fr.**)^
46 Frank Guzman (6-1, 227, Jr.**)^
LC 9 Aaron Hester (6-1, 200, Fr.**) OR
7 Courtney Viney (5-8, 159, So.**)
35 Lowell Rose (6-0, 187, Fr.**)^
SS 20 Glenn Love (6-4, 212, So.**)
6 Tony Dye (5-11, 198, So.) (1)
28 Garrett Rubio (5-10, 196, Jr.**)^
FS 3 Rahim Moore (6-1, 188, So.) (12)
27 Aaron Ware (6-0, 206, Sr.**) (1)
2 E.J. Woods (6-0, 212, Fr.**)
RC 1 Alterraun Verner (5-11, 184, Sr.) (12)
26 Andrew Abbott (5-10, 174, Fr.**)^
24 Jeff Dickmann (5-9, 182, Fr.**)^
29 Terry O’Neal (6-0, 204, So.**)^
SPECIALISTS
PK 25 Kai Forbath (6-0, 198, Jr.**) (12)
49 Jeff Locke (6-1, 203, Fr.**)
KO 25 Kai Forbath (6-0, 198, Jr.**) (1)
P 49 Jeff Locke (6-1, 203, Fr.**)
39 Danny Rees (6-3, 195, Jr.**)^
LS 52 Christian Yount (6-1, 251, Jr.) (12)
H TBD
PR 4 Terrence Austin (5-10, 173, Sr.)
KOR 4 Terrence Austin (5-10, 173, Sr.)
( ) indicates number of games started in 2008 season
**indicates utilized redshirt year
^ indicates non-scholarship player
##indicates injured and will miss Spring Practice
INJURED
OG 77 Darius Savage (6-4, 335, Jr.**) (7)
OT 65 Mike Harris (6-5, 314, So.**) (5)
SE 82 Taylor Embree (6-3, 194, So.) (8)##

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  • lavsmousse

    the lack of depth at the ot’s still looks scary, maybe when Harris returns it will help some.

  • captainqtp

    Compared to the other running backs, Ramirez has never looked that good to me when he steps into the game. He always seems to run really high and didn’t seem exceptionally fast or powerful. I’m surprised to see him listed as the number 1 back.

    I’m also surprised to see Craig Shepphard at the bottom of the list. Although he’d always go down with a breath of wind he seemed very quick. I thought he’d be somewhere in the middle.

    Dohn also said that Jonathan Franklin might be the fastest guy on the team and he is only slated right above Shepphard. It seems like the coaches aren’t putting much stock in speed. Coleman isn’t much a burner is he?

    While I’m on running backs… Does anyone know if Damien Thigpen going to be playing TB or CB?

  • Anon

    Interesting to see Edison also moved inside (and up to 274lbs) while Holmes stays outside without having gained much weight, if any.

    If those numbers on the O line are accurate, and I suppose that’s a big “IF”, there’s been a lot of weight gain.

  • BruinChick

    I’m sorry, did that say KEVIN CRAFT????

  • captainqtp

    Anyone know if the JUCO transfers are on the depth chart yet at O-Line (they’d have had to be ready to enroll early I think, like Presley)? I didn’t see Hasiak or Filo, but I can’t remember the JUCO transfers names…

  • Brian Dohn

    The only JUCOs listed are the ones who are/will be enrolled for spring practice. The freshmen are not listed unless they are also enrolled already.

  • Sid

    The depth chart is only for those who will attend spring practice. The only way to attend spring practice is to already be enrolled. None of the JUCO or incoming freshman will be enrolled until the fall (except Brehaut and Presley who graduated early).

    As much as everyone hates Kraft…he’s got the most game experience…and that doesn’t count for nothing. Even if Prince does win the starting job, Kraft isn’t going to drop below the #2 spot. Brehaut probably will be the guy of the future…but Brehaut has played 0 downs of college football and has to learn an entirely different way of playing QB (he played in a spread offense in HS). Give the kid time to develop.

  • Sid

    Thanks for stealing my thunder, Dohn. =P

  • Anon

    If it helps, Taylor (the JUCO OL from Texas) is enrolled and listed at RG.

  • Sid

    Sorry for the triple post, but what happened to Embree, again?

    I don’t recall how he got hurt.

  • TitanBruin31

    I thought T. Austin used up his eligibility last season?
    guess not?

  • james hobbs

    Theriot at fullback is injured and being held out of spring non contact although now at 240 and running full speed straight ahead. Theriot will be ready for camp. Should be noted.

  • Jay

    Morrell Pressley is #7!!! Yes!!! I could finally put my Ben Olson jersey to good use. I hope hoping someone good would pick it up, lets see what happens…

  • EXbruins

    hopefully these weight gains are all legit. Anyone remember what Reggie Carter weighed last season, I think he was only around 225, 230 tops, he should be stronger against the run in the middle at 240. Oh and Ayers at 255lbs, yikes, we have potentially 4 1st team all pac10 players on Defense: Reggie Carter, Akeem Ayers, Brian Price, and ATV

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget Rahim Moore,i hear he’s up to 195lbs.

  • Jay

    Don’t forget the Bosworths. They were hurt throughout the year last year, hopefully they go out together on a high note. Korey was playing real good at the end of the year.

    I fully expect this D to be the best in the pac-10. If the Offense comes together, watch out. We shall see…

  • UB (Ultimate Bruin)

    On the current depth chart, we have . . .

    Offensive Starters: 5 Sr., 3 Jr., 3 So., and 0 Fr.
    Defensive Starters: 5 Sr., 2 Jr., 3 So., and 1 Fr.

    O-Line Weight: 295-305-322-308-290

    Returning Starting Coaches: CRN and CNC.

    Dang, we look good on paper!

  • MaltBaa

    i love optomism, arent we still undefeated?

  • Mike H class of 90

    The thing that I like the most is that BEHIND the projected starter at all OL positions except LT is at least one other player with experience (so when the inevitable dings along the line occur we should be better able to adjust). Getting one of the true freshmen to chip in would be nice as well.

  • lavsmousse

    Bennett, Tevaga and Keane are listed as #3′s at their respective positions. That years recruiting class on the o-line has really been a big time disappointment thus far. Wonder if any of them might eventually move on elsewhere as they’re jr’s already and the clocks ticking.

  • 5DOLLAR

    Sid: It’s CRAFT, CRAFT, and in case you forgot, CRAFT, CRAFT, CRAFT.
    And going into the spring, he has to be the No. 1 guy, but that doesn’t mean he can’t lose his job, but from the start, you have to go with incumbent. Having said that, I expect Prince to win the job.

  • james hobbs

    I did not see my comment appear so I will clarify on fullback, Theriot is not in Spring and will be held out by the coaches and staff despite now running full speed. No surprise that Moline is there because Theriot was having a stellar year last year and Moline filled in for Theriot after game 3. Theriot reportedly is now 240 and in great physical strength. Our best blocker and a fine catcher out of the back field.

  • Anonymous

    RB starting position is not set in stone and will be a battle. I think we will see some real development and competition here for sure.

    Hopefully the OL gets healthy with Harris and Savage because it could be in the top half of the Pac-10 this year.

    The DL will really need Warner to come in (please get in!!) and drive up the middle with Price because I dont know how strong of an outside rush we get from the DE’s. Bosworth is a gamer, but undersized and Jones/Stokes yet unproven.