The Wake Forest football team will take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, September 24th at 3:30 p.m. ET. On Tuesday, the football program released its depth chart for that game. Are there any notable changes?
The obvious change is that John Wolford is listed as the starting quarterback. This comes as no surprise, as Kendall Hinton is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a sprained PCL. Redshirt freshman Kyle Kearns is now the backup quarterback. I would expect true freshman Jamie Newman to dress and possibly play in an emergency situation, but Clawson would have to assess factors such as probability of winning, and the extent of the hypothetical injuries of Kearns and Wolford.
On the offensive line, Justin Herron, and not 3’5” 190 pound Eric Cartman, is listed first. He was listed first last week, but ultimately did not play. Wake probably needs him to play in order to beat Indiana. A’Lique Terry has also made his way back to the depth chart, after being hurt for the first part of the season. This entrance now moves Patrick Osterhage from backup center to backup left guard.
Kalin McNeil passed Ja’Cquez Williams, and is now listed as the number two rover. Was it because of this hilarious Twitter video that he made? I don’t know, but he probably deserves to start based on that video alone. The unfortunate observation here is that Demetrius Kemp is still out after the ankle injury he suffered against Duke.
Those were my key takeaways. It will be a tough matchup against Indiana, but is still definitely a winnable game for the Deacs.