Illinois released its first official depth chart for the 2013 season, so even though we've had a good idea for a few weeks, now we can officially say we know who the starters are. And, since he's listed at third on the depth chart, we also know that the Illini don't plan on redshirting Aaron Bailey this fall.
Bill Cubit basically said as much today.
Anyway, here's the depth chart. Bold denotes starter, italics denote freshmen (redshirt or true).
QB: Nathan Scheelhaase / Reilly O'Toole /Aaron Bailey
RB: Donovonn Young / Josh Ferguson / Dami Ayoola
WR-X: Ryan Lankford / Devin Church
WR-T: Miles Osei / Martize Barr
WR-Z: Spencer Harris / Justin Hardee / Steve Hull
TE: Evan Wilson OR Matt LaCosse OR Jon Davis / Tim Clary / Tyler White
LT: Simon Cvijanovic / Dallas Hinkhouse
LG: Michael Heitz / Austin Schmidt
C: Alex Hill / Jake Feldmeyer / Chris O'Connor
RG: Ted Karras / Joe Spencer / Christian DiLauro
RT: Corey Lewis / Patrick Flavin
DE: Tim Kynard / Kenny Nelson / Jarrod Clements
NT: Jake Howe / Robbie Bain / Bryce Douglas
DT: Austin Teitsma / Teko Powell / Abe Cajuste
LEO: Houston Bates / DeJazz Woods / Dawuane Smoot
WLB: Jonathan Brown / Zepheniah Grimes / Henry Dickinson
MLB: Mason Monheim / T.J. Neal
STAR: Mike Svetina OR Eric Finney / James Crawford / B.J. Bello
CB: V'Angelo Bentley / Jaylen Dunlap / Dillan Cazley
CB: Eaton Spence / Darius Mosely / Caleb Day
SS: Earnest Thomas / Zane Petty / Davontay Kwaaning
FS: Taylor Barton / Jevaris Little / Darwyn Kelly
K: Taylor Zalewski / Brennen VanMieghem / Ryan Frain
P: Justin DuVernois / Ryan Frain / Brad Janitz
KR: Miles Osei / V'Angelo Bentley / Josh Ferguson / Ryan Lankford
PR: V'Angelo Bentley / Miles Osei / Martize Barr
As you can see, there's still some question as to whom will start at both tight end and the STAR position. Also, while there's plenty of freshman on the second and third tier of the depth chart, you'll notice that Taylor Barton is the only freshman in the starting lineup, though it is his second year with the team.
Also, I wouldn't be very surprised if Darius Mosely makes his way on the field in certain situations.
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