Wake Forest released their depth chart for their contest at Louisville. Of note, many changes were present, especially on the defensive back end.
Of note, Luke Masterson is now listed as the starting “BUCK” linebacker. In addition, Ryan Smenda Jr. is back on the depth chart.
Luke Masterson is back as first-string BUCK linebacker, with Jake Simpson behind him. Justin Strnad is at MIKE with Ryan Smenda Jr. spelling him.— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) October 23, 2018
After being omitted in last week’s depth chart, Nasir Greer makes a return as the primary backup at strong safety. Zion Keith earns the backup spot behind Amari Henderson and Ja’Sir Taylor looks to be back to a backup role after sharing a starting spot with Henderson for a couple of weeks.
Initial depth chart musings (There are more than usual):— Conor O'Neill (@ConorONeillWSJ) October 23, 2018
- Luke Masterson is starting buck LB
- Nasir Greer backup to Chuck Wade
- Ryan Smenda Jr. listed as Justin Strnad's backup (hasn't played since ND
- CB spots have been jostled, Keith behind Henderson, Taylor behind Bassey
While the depth chart is a good official document to help teams and fans see who are likely to play, there are players who aren’t listed and still expected to contribute. After that player was Greer as he was mentioned by name as someone who would play, this week it is redshirt freshman Mike Allen at defensive end.
Though not on the two-deep depth chart, defensive line coach Dave Cohen tells me we're going to see redshirt freshman defensive end Mike Allen 'sooner rather than later,' and that he's made great strides in recent weeks.— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) October 23, 2018
All in all, it’s been tough to get excited for Wake Forest football as the team has struggled to put together a good game since their contest against Rice. To pick up the mood, here’s a very interesting stat that might perk up interest for the rest of the way.
Through 7 games last year, Wake was 4-3 having scored 208 points on 2,793 total yards. This year Wake is 3-4 having scored 211 points on 3,056 yards.— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) October 23, 2018