LAWRENCE — Kansas football coach Charlie Weis released the program's first preseason depth chart on Wednesday. And the Jayhawks' two-deep lineup features a large collection of newcomers — transfers and freshmen.
Three notable spots: Josh Williams, a senior transfer from Nebraska, is listed as a starter at defensive end. Tight end Mike Ragone, a senior transfer from Notre Dame, sits atop the depth chart at that position. And linebacker Anthony McDonald, another senior transfer from Notre Dame, is listed as the starter at middle linebacker. (A brief explanation from Weis on how to read the chart: Many positions, first-string and second-string, are too close to differentiate at this time. In each case, there's an "OR" listed at that spot.)
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LT: 1. Tanner Hawkinson, Sr.; 2. Pat Lewandowski, So.
LG: 1. Duane Zlatnik, Sr.; 2. Damon Martin, Fr.
C: 1. Trevor Marrongelli, Sr.; 2. Dylan Admire, Fr.
RG: 1. Gavin Howard, Jr.; 2. Randall Dent, Jr.
RT: 1 Riley Spencer, Jr., OR Aslam Sterling, Jr.; 2. Bryan Peters, Fr.
TE: 1. Mike Ragone, Sr.; 2. Jimmay Mundine, So., OR Charles Brooks, Jr.
FB: 1. Trent Smiley, So. ; 2. Marquis Jackson, So.
HB: 1. Tony Pierson, So.; 2. Brandon Bourbon, So., OR Taylor Cox, Jr.
QB: 1. Dayne Crist, Sr.; 2. Michael Cummings, Fr., OR Turner Baty, So.
WR (X): 1. Kale Pick, Sr.; 2. Chris Omigie, Jr., OR Josh Ford, Jr.
WR (S): 1. Daym. Patterson, Sr.; 2. Christian Matthews, Jr., OR JaCorey Shepherd, So.
WR (Z): 1. D.J. Beshears, Sr.; 2. Andrew Turzilli, So.
End: 1. Josh Williams, Sr.; 2. Ben Goodman, Fr., OR Tyler Holmes, Fr.
N: 1. John Williams, Jr.; 2. Kevin Young, Jr., OR Ty McKinney
T: 1. Keba Agostinho, Jr.; 2. Keon Stowers, So., OR Jordan Tavai, Jr.,
RE/SLB: 1. Toben Opurum, Sr.; 2. Michael Reynolds, So.;
SLB: 1. Tunde Bakare, Sr., OR Prinz Kande, Jr.
MLB: 1. Anthony McDonald, Sr.; 2. Schyler Miles, Fr., OR Darius Willis, Jr.
WLB: 1. Huldon Tharp, Jr.; 2. Jon Shelby, Jr., OR Ben Heeney, So.
FC: 1. Greg Brown, Sr.; 2. Nasir Moore, Jr., OR Corrigan Powell, Sr.
BC: 1. Tyler Patmon, Jr; 2. Greg Allen, Fr., OR Tyree Williams, Fr.
SS: 1. Lubbock Smith, Sr.; 2. Ray Mitchell, So. OR Victor Simmons, So.
FS: 1. Bradley McDougald, Sr., 2. Tevin Shaw, Fr., OR Dexter Linton, Jr.
K: 1. Ron Doherty, Jr.; 2. Austin Barone, Fr., OR Nick Prolago, So.
P: 1. Ron Doherty, Jr.; 2. Sean Huddleston, So.
SN: 1. Justin Carnes, Jr.; 2. Paul Clark, Fr., OR Justin Puthoff, Jr.
HOLD: 1. Blake Jablonski, So.; 2. Turner Baty, So., OR Tre Parmalee, Fr.