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Football: Pre-chat news

Don’t forget our live chat coming up in less than an hour.

Before we do, lots of news after practice today as Cal has set its depth chart. I will have a much more thorough report later, but here are the highlights:

  • Starting cornerbacks are Darian Hagan and Marc Anthony
  • Keith Browner is the starting outside  linebacker on the weakside
  • Kendrick Payne is the starter at nose tackle. Ernest Owusu and Deandre Coleman will share the defensive end spot opposite Cameron Jordan.
  • Sean Cattouse, Chris Conte, Josh Hill and D.J. Campbell will all be treated as starters and there will be a lot of mixing and matching. Cattouse and D.J. Campbell are the free safeties. Conte and Hill are the strong safeties.
  • The starting left guard will be either Brian Schwenke or Dominic Galas. That’s even when Matt Summers-Gavin returns from his knee injury. When he returns, he will move to right tackle.
  • Keenan Allen will start at wide receiver opposite Marvin Jones. Jeremy Ross is the No. 3 receiver.
  • JC transfer Coleman Edmond will play at wide receiver. The team will take a wait-and-see approach with true freshman Tevin Carter and Kaelin Clay. They will continue to get reps but still could redshirt if they aren’t used.
  • Isi Sofele is the backup running back and the No. 1 kick returner. Covaughn DeBoskie-Johnson is the No. 3 running back.
  • Jeremy Ross is the No. 1 punt returner.
  • Eric Stevens is the No. 1 fullback, but he will share time with Will Kapp. Kapp is still getting back to full speed after his concussion.
  • Giorgio Tavecchio is the field goal kicker. He’s also the kickoff guy, but is getting pushed by freshman Jed Barnett.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.