The Syracuse Orange might have rolled off a solid win in Week 1 against Colgate but there’s still plenty of tweaking to be done as the team prepares for the high-powered Louisville Cardinals and quarterback Lamar Jackson.
The depth chart for their second game has been released and SU has made a couple tweaks from last week to this one.
Syracuse's Week 2 depth chart changes: Juwan Dowels CB1, Devin Butler WR2, Colin Byrne co-C2, S. Hofrichter holder. pic.twitter.com/abiIHNv5ZC— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) September 5, 2016
The most notable is that Juwan Dowels is now listed as one of the starting cornerbacks, supplanting Cordell Hudson. There’s a chance these two will just keep pushing one another each week, though Hudson is likely taking the hit for his late turnaround on Colgate’s opening touchdown drive.
A new name on the two-deep is Devin Butler. He’s now backing up Steve Ishmael at one of the WR spots, replacing Jamal Custis. Custis has been hurt all through preseason camp and did not suit up against Colgate.
Colin Byrne seems to have made a mark as he’s now listed as the co-backup center to Jason Emerich alongside fellow RS freshman Sam Heckel.
Finally, Sterling Hofrichter has been elevated to the starting holder, replacing Zack Mahoney. Perhaps Dino wants to keep Mahoney focused on QBing just in case he’s needed.
Everything else stays the same, which means Moe Neal doesn’t get an obligatory spot at RB despite his great run, he’s still behind Dontae Strickland and Jordan Fredericks in the pecking order. Though clearly it may not matter much.