The official depth chart for the Oregon game has been released, and that is especially significant now that injury information gathered at practices is no longer reported. Here is the depth chart itself if you’d like to look for yourself.
Of particular interest is the shift of Kendyl Taylor to number two running back from wide receiver, where he began the season as a starter. Erich Wilson II, the true freshman that briefly backed up Bishop Sankey after the injury to Jesse Callier, is listed as the number four back on the depth chart. This change means that we are likely to see Kendyl Taylor carry the ball out of the backfield for the first time, with the backup running back likely to get at least a few carries to spell the starter, Sankey.
Ben Riva is back on the depth chart as one of the indecisive “or” starters at right tackle after missing the last three games with a broken forearm sustained against San Diego State. His recovery is certainly speedy, and if he does take over for Mike Criste, it’s hard to really determine whether or not his presence would really improve the poor pass protection that we saw against Stanford.