Beckum listed as starter, Dusty Kiel not on depth chart

Senior linebacker Leon Beckum is back on the Indiana football depth chart today for the first time since injuring his knee in the season opener against Ball State. He is listed as the starting weakside linebacker ahead of senior Brandon McGhee

In other depth chart news, injured sophomore quarterback Dusty Kiel is not on the depth chart after sitting out last week with an ankle injury.

Senior wide receiver Damarlo Belcher, junior center Will Matte and freshman defensive end Bobby Richardson are all on the depth chart, despite the fact that Belcher and Matte left Saturday’s game at Wisconsin with knee injuries and Richardson didn’t play because of a concussion. There hasn’t been any official discussion of their status, however.

Also, the safety position that was once manned almost entirely by veterans is now the province of freshman. Senior Chris Adkins isn’t on the depth chart, and neither, of course, are injured seniors Jarrell Drane and Donnell Jones. Mark Murphy is listed as the starter ahead of Forisse Hardin at one safety spot and Drew Hardin is listed ahead of Alexander Webb at the other spot.

The rest of the depth chart follows.

OFFENSE
LT
72 Andrew McDonald, 6-6, 285, Sr./5th
74 Charlie Chapman, 6-6, 292, Jr./So.
LG
73 Bernard Taylor, 6-2, 278, Fr./Fr.
65 Marc Damisch, 6-7, 285, Sr./Jr.
C
60 Will Matte, 6-2, 282, Sr./Jr.
64 Collin Rahrig, 6-2, 263, So./Fr.
RG
64 Collin Rahrig, 6-2, 263, So./Fr.
76 Cody Evers, 6-4, 310, So./Fr.
RT
70 Justin Pagán, 6-5, 294, Sr./Sr.
59 Peyton Eckert, 6-6, 295, Fr./Fr.
WR
88 Damarlo Belcher, 6-5, 213, Sr./Sr.
3 Cody Latimer, 6-3, 208, Fr./Fr.
WR
13 Kofi Hughes, 6-2, 205, So./So.
82 Dre Muhammad, 5-10, 180, Sr./5th
WR
81 Duwyce Wilson, 6-3, 196, Jr./So.
84 Jamonne Chester, 6-2, 199, Jr./So.
QB
7 Edward Wright-Baker, 6-1, 220, Jr./So.
5 Tre Roberson, 6-0, 184, Fr./Fr.
RB
12 Stephen Houston, 6-0, 228, Jr./So.
20 D’Angelo Roberts, 5-10, 187, Fr./Fr.
TE
83 Ted Bolser, 6-6, 245, Jr./So.
41 Max Dedmond, 6-5, 250, Sr./5th
DEFENSE
LE
95 Bobby Richardson, 6-3, 263, Fr./Fr.
94 Javon Cornley, 6-5, 235, Jr./So.
DT
97 Larry Black, Jr., 6-2, 305, Sr./Jr.
93 Fred Jones, 6-4, 265, Sr./5th
DT
98 Adam Replogle, 6-3, 290, Jr./Jr.
75 Nicholas Sliger, 6-3, 291, Sr./Jr.
RE
44 Darius Johnson, 6-0, 243, Sr./5th
25 Ryan Phillis, 6-3, 244, So./Fr.
WLB
48 Leon Beckum, 5-11, 213, Sr./5th
39 Brandon McGhee, 6-1, 226, Sr./5th
MLB
53 Jeff Thomas, 6-1, 239, Sr./5th
46 Mike Replogle, 6-2, 221, Fr./Fr.
SLB
47 Chase Hoobler, 6-2, 232, So./Fr.
39 Brandon McGhee, 6-1, 226, Sr./5th
LCB
9 Greg Heban, 6-1, 186, Jr./So.
6 Brian Williams, 6-0, 178, So./Fr.
S
37 Mark Murphy, 6-2, 202, Fr./Fr.
4 Forisse “Flo” Hardin, 6-1, 198, Fr./Fr.
S

8 Drew Hardin, 6-0, 200, So./Fr.
27 Alexander Webb, 6-0, 193, Sr./Jr.
RCB
23 Lawrence Barnett, 5-10, 191, Jr./So.
17 Michael Hunter, 6-1, 170, Fr./Fr.
SPECIAL TEAMS
K
16 Mitch Ewald, 5-10, 174, Jr./So.
9 Mitchell Voss, 5-11, 177, Jr./So.
P
18 Adam Pines, 6-0, 184, Sr./Jr.
9 Mitchell Voss, 5-11, 177, Jr./So.
LS
91 Matt Dooley, 6-4, 251, Fr./Fr.
67 Zackary Young, 6-6, 267, Jr./Jr.
H
17 Teddy Schell, 6-5, 230, Sr./5th
18 Adam Pines, 6-0, 184, Sr./Jr.
KR
1 Shane Wynn, 5-7, 153, Fr./Fr.
22 Kenny Mullen, 5-10, 166, Fr./Fr.
PR
14 Nick Stoner, 6-1, 167, Fr./Fr.
82 Dre Muhammad, 5-10, 180, Sr./5th

10 comments

  1. While they are gonna do their best on the field I think Coach is cutting his losses and planning for next year (and Purdue at season’s end). He’s gonna try to make something of the young guys that nobody was ever impressed with when they signed, anyway, and rely on the seniors that won’t be on the field to be good mentors. I think they will be. It’s not like they weren’t given every opportunity. The team has been on a downward spiral for the past three years. It’s not a secret.
    I’m behind the man.

  2. Agreed Chet. One guy I was impressed with against Wisconsin was Alex Webb. Hate to say I hadn’t heard of him until this year, but I thought he played well Saturday. Same with Murphy, but he’s impressed me all year. He’s probably been our best defensive player next to Thomas.

  3. Chet, I agree. What has Wilson got to lose? He has no choice but to invest in his younger players. His upperclassmen would not be producing different results this year.

  4. I, by no means, see this as capitulation. I’ve been seeing tremendous production from the upperclassmen. These guys have worked their a$$ off. They can only do what they can. I’m proud of them. Now they are going to usher in the next generation. These guys may end up being the players that are discussed for years as the guys that started it all.

  5. If IU would have had the effort on defense the last two years as this years team, we might have went bowling one more time. I’ve been impressed with these younger guys as well. A good way to look at it is this; Heban does not stand out as much as last year. Thats because there are more people on the field like him. I think we all like Murphy. Drew Hardin flys around pretty good, and hits hard. A couple of high level Juco linebackers, and one extra year of offseason workouts will make this a respectable defense next year. If IU can improve offensively, that will go a long way in getting some wins. Hopefully, Santa will bring us some Offensive linemen as well.
    The weeds have been pulled, and the seeds have been planted. Now, Coach Wilson needs to go get a few extra tools to work the garden.

  6. Any news on Zach Shaw? He was a freshman I really wanted to see get some PT this year. I think the addition of Stroud and Shaw to Hoobler will make the LB group much better. I like to think they’ll use Alexander as a DE/OLB who can blitz the QB situationally.

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