*Sophomore Brandon Sheperd is listed as the second kick returner with Justin Gilbert and as Charlie Moore’s backup at wide receiver.
*Other newcomers or relative unknowns on the offensive and defensive lines — junior college transfer Brandon Garrett as the backup right tackle, Chris Grishby as the backup right guard and junior college transfer Sam Wren at backup defensive end.
*Parker Graham is listed as the starting right guard, but told me last week he has still worked some at tackle. Mixing and matching has always been offensive line coach Joe Wickline’s philosophy.
*Shamiel Gary is still listed as the starting strong safety, with Lyndell Johnson or Zack Craig (who was injured this spring) as the backup.
*Kevin Peterson is still ahead of Asthon Lampkin at the cornerback spot opposite Gilbert. Jimmy Bean or Trace Clark is listed as the starter at the defensive end spot opposite Tyler Johnson. Lampkin (three pass breakups) and Bean (two sacks, one fumble recovery) were two standouts in the spring finale.
*Punter and kicker is, as expected, very much up in the air. Michael Reichenstein or Kip Smith are listed as the punter, and Smith or Bobby Stonebreaker as the kicker. It’ll be interesting when incoming freshman Ben Grogan arrives this fall.