The first official depth chart of the Scott Satterfield era has been released via the annual Louisville Football media guide.
Given that we’re still a couple of weeks away from fall camp, it’s safe to say this depth chart could look a lot different when the Cards open the season against Notre Dame.
–It makes sense for the quarterback position to have the “or” rather than a clear first string guy, but I wouldn’t have been shocked if Pass was listed at the top. I’d say the job is technically up for grabs, but Jawon Pass has been believed to be the guy since spring.
–Considering Hassan Hall was one of the very few bright spots from 2018, it’s no surprise that he’s listed as the top ball carrier. Hopefully Dae Williams being left off the depth chart was a simple mistake. Williams has suffered multiple injuries throughout his career, but was believed to be at 100% during the spring.
–At first glance I’d say the wide receiver position looks like the strength of the depth chart. Production was down in 2018 for obvious reasons, but Dez Fitzpatrick, Seth Dawkins and TuTu Atwell have proven to be ACC caliber receivers.
–My initial reaction to the defensive side of the depth chart is that there are more familiar names returning than I realized. With that said, Louisville statistically had the worst defense in power five football last year.
–Robert Hicks was one of Louisville’s top signees in 2018 and he earned some reps as a true freshman. The Miami native put his name in the transfer portal in the spring, but was later convinced to return to Louisville, therefore I’m surprised to see at third string middle linebacker.
–Juniors TreSean Smith, C.J. Avery & Dorian Etheridge all showed promise as true freshmen in 2017. The trio should end up being three of the better players in Bryan Brown’s defense.