Missouri football, Week 7 depth chart notes: Mauk to start, Gaines questionable

Kevin C. Cox

Maty Mauk will make his first start as a Missouri Tiger against Florida on Saturday.

This week's game notes are out (PDF). Here are some notes on the depth chart.

  • Maty Mauk is officially your starting quarterback, Corbin Berkstresser is the No. 2, and as Gary Pinkel mentioned earlier on Monday, Eddie Printz is the "break glass in case of emergency" No. 3.
  • Anthony Gatti is indeed back on the depth chart at No. 2 LG, and Jordan Williams has shifted back to No. 2 LT. Stephen Carberry, the No. 11 guy on a 10-man depth chart, goes back off the list for now.
  • E.J. Gaines has a fancy-fonted "QUESTIONABLE" next to his name after a pretty seriously bruised quad suffered in the second quarter against Georgia.
  • Markus Golden is now officially listed as a No. 2 DE ahead of Brayden Burnett, but that basically just reflects the reality that we've seen on the field in recent weeks. Burnett plays, but Golden plays more.
  • For a few consecutive weeks now, we've seen Eric Waters and Sean Culkin at tight end, Michael Sam and Shane Ray at defensive end, and Harold Brantley and Lucas Vincent at nose guard, all listed as "OR" starters. None of that has changed.
  • The cornerback hierarchy hasn't changed, either. Gaines and Randy Ponder starting, Aarion Penton and John Gibson at No. 2, Xavier Smith and David Johnson at No. 3. No reason for that to change considering how well both Penton and Gibson played on Saturday.

Some more from the Game Notes:

  • This is the first ranked-vs-ranked matchup at Faurot Field since Oklahoma came to town in 2010. That's almost depressing, BUT it gives us another chance to reminisce about that game.
  • Last time Mizzou started 7-0? 2010. Oklahoma!
  • Okay, fine...

  • The last time Mizzou didn't force a turnover in a game? The week AFTER the 2010 Oklahoma game.
  • Kentrell Brothers was indeed named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week. I love Kentrell, so no complaints, but he was the second-best Missouri linebacker on the field on Saturday. Andrew Wilson was absolutely incredible.
  • Career starts for Mizzou's projected line starters: 83. The experience is adding up.

Mizzou and Florida kick off at 11:21 a.m. CT on SEC TV.

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