Miami football has no changes to depth chart

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 28: Malek Young /

The depth chart for the Miami football team maintaining the status quo for Saturday’s game against North Carolina from what it was against Florida is not surprising.

The Miami football team is sending out the same lineup against North Carolina as it did against Florida. The depth chart staying status quo against the Tar Heels was as expected. There were some rumblings that a few changes would be made. Ultimately, the depth chart released by the Miami Athletic Department stayed the same.

The biggest surprise was likely that Tate Martell remained listed as a backup to Jarren Williams at quarterback. Martell took 15 snaps at wide receiver in the Miami offense against Florida. Martell and N’Kosi Perry continue to be listed as the co-backups to Williams. Expect Martell to receive more playing time in special packages.

DeeJay Dallas had an outstanding game in the season opener against Florida. The junior finished with 132 total yards against the Gators. Dallas and sophomore Cam’Ron Harris are the only running backs listed on the depth chart for North Carolina. The Miami football team could add to the depth this weekend.

Sophomore Lorenzo Lingard will reportedly make his season debut against the Tar Heels. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Lingard could play against North Carolina.

The Miami offensive line that allowed 10 sacks against Florida will remain intact after there had been some rumblings of changes earlier this week. Freshman center Jakai Clark could be headed for right guard with D.J. Scaife moving to right tackle with another poor performance on Saturday.

The Hurricanes had a full week of practice and arrived in Chapel Hill despite the specter of Hurricane Dorian. Dorian missed South Florida and moved up the coast to the Carolinas. Chapel Hill is nearly three hours from the North Carolina coast and had little to no effect to Miami’s travel itinerary.

The Miami offense lists one running back, three wide receivers and one at the top of the depth chart. K.J. Osborn and Jeff Thomas were the starting wide receivers against the Gators. Miami started Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory in the two tight end set to begin the game against Florida.

The other position to watch for the Hurricanes is to see if they begin the game with three linebackers on defense or go with two LBs and Romeo Finley to begin the game at striker. Finley started against the Gators. Zach McCloud at strongside LB would be the alternative.

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McCloud surprisingly played only nine snaps against Florida. North Carolina had great offensive balance in their season-opening win against South Carolina. The Tar Heels had 245 yards passing and 238 rushing. The young Tar Heel offense finished with 145 yards in the fourth quarter. Miami is going to have to play all 60 minutes to win.