Bo Pelini released the first depth chart of the season this afternoon, and in doing so, did his best to say as little as possible. That's not much of a surprise, last year's depth charts continually had -OR- in several places.
Wide Receiver (X) - Menelik Holt OR Curenski Gilleylen
Holt didn't have a strong enough fall camp to break away.
Right Guard - Ricky Henry OR Andy Christensen
Good news because it means that Christensen has worked his way back into the rotation. More depth is always a good thing.
Right Tackle - Marcel Jones OR D.J. Jones
Marcel Jones also listed as a backup to Mike Smith at Left Tackle, so once again, this is about rotation, not starting positions.
Tight End - Mike McNeill OR Dreu Young
Surprising amount of respect shown to Dreu Young given he had a back injury and missed a great deal of fall camp. Or perhaps he's just that athletic.
WILL - Mathew May OR Blake Lawrence
Free Safety - Matt O' Hanlon OR Rickey Thenarse
Right Cornerback - Anthony West OR Alfonzo Dennard
Punter - Alex Henery OR Brett Maher
Long Snapper - P.J. Mangieri or Sam Meginnis
The full depth chart is available after the jump
Other Items of Note:
Will Compton and Sean Fisher worked their way into starting roles at the linebacker spots, beating out the veterans. That's not a small accomplishment. Depth at that position aplenty!
The full release from the athletic department is available here.