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2014 Missouri depth chart: Tigers release Citrus Bowl 2-deep

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Missouri gets ready for its second consecutive New Year's Day (or later) bowl with a depth chart that should look awfully familiar to you.

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Missouri sneaked out its Citrus Bowl media guide on Christmas yesterday. Let's take a look at the depth chart inside.

Spoiler alert: almost no changes. So few changes that Jimmie Hunt is even still listed as a starter despite being ruled out with injury.

Offense

QB
Maty Mauk (6'0, 195, So.) (209-for-395, 2,551 yards, 23 TD, 11 INT, 20 sacks, 5.8 yards/attempt; 77 rushes, 494 yards, 1 TD)
Eddie Printz (6'2, 215, RSFr.) (0-for-1)
Corbin Berkstresser (6'3, 220, Jr.)

Fun tidbit from the media guide: in the fourth quarter against Tennessee and Arkansas, Maty Mauk was 7-for-9 passing for 201 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. Granted, a good chunk of that was to Jimmie Hunt. But still.

RB
Marcus Murphy (5'9, 190, Sr.) (165 carries, 767 yards, 4 TD; 26 catches, 196 yards, 1 TD)
Russell Hansbrough (5'9, 190, Jr.) (190 carries, 970 yards, 9 TD; 11 catches, 58 yards)
Ish Witter (5'10, 190, Fr.) (25 carries, 89 yards, 1 TD)
Tyler Hunt (5'11, 215, Jr.) (2 carries, 9 yards)

Murphy and Hansbrough are no longer listed as "or" starters -- I guess Murph is just getting the nod, period, in the bowl game.

(The removal of "or" is one of the biggest changes on this list. Yep.)

WR-X
Bud Sasser (6'2, 220, Sr.) (70 catches, 935 yards, 10 TD)
J'Mon Moore (6'3, 190, RSFr.) (2 catches, 33 yards)

WR-H
Jimmie Hunt (6'0, 205, Sr.) (40 catches, 698 yards, 7 TD)
Gavin Otte (5'10, 200, Sr.) (1 catch, -3 yards)

WR-Z
Darius White (6'3, 205, Sr.) (29 catches, 374 yards, 4 TD)
Wesley Leftwich (6'1, 200, Jr.) (3 catches, 36 yards)
Nate Brown (6'3, 205, Fr.) (4 catches, 31 yards)

TE
Sean Culkin (6'6, 245, So.) (19 catches, 173 yards, 1 TD)
Jason Reese (6'5, 240, RSFr.) (1 catch, 12 yards)
Clayton Echard (6'5, 260, Jr.)

Hunt is indeed still listed, which means we don't really get a feel for who will play most in his absence. I guess it could be Gavin Otte, who will have a chance to bring his career Mizzou receiving yardage total into the positive range. But for the sake of 2015, I'd love to see either Moore or Brown step up with a solid day in Orlando.

LT
Mitch Morse (6'6, 305, Sr.) (38 career starts)
Nate Crawford (6'5, 290, RSFr.)

LG
Brad McNulty (6'4, 305, Jr.) (14 career starts)
Jordan Williams (6'3, 295, So.)

C
Evan Boehm (6'3, 320, Jr.) (39 career starts)
Alec Abeln (6'3, 290, RSFr.)
Stephen Carberry (6'5, 300, Sr.)

RG
Connor McGovern (6'4, 300, Jr.) (27 career starts)
Mitch Hall (6'5, 310, Jr.) (4 career starts)

RT
Taylor Chappell (6'5, 300, Jr.) (9 career starts)
Clay Rhodes (6'5, 290, RSFr.)

It's the last go-round for Mitch Morse. At the beginning of the season, it looked like Mizzou would head into 2015 looking to fill two spots on the left side of the line. But Anthony Gatti's injury against Indiana meant that the Tigers got a head start on filling the LG position. And it would appear that Brad McNulty very much has a jump on the competition for that spot.

But the tackle position will be one to watch this spring. Morse is gone after spending time starting at center, right tackle, and left tackle, and Taylor Chappell has struggled with false starts and other mistakes. He might be the most vulnerable returning starter, especially considering Connor McGovern could always move outside again if an interior lineman -- a Mitch Hall, a Jordan Williams, an Andy Bauer, etc. -- has a strong spring. But assuming Chappell holds onto the position, there could be a fun battle between Nate Crawford, Clay Rhodes, incoming JUCO transfer Malik Cuellar, and a redshirt freshman or two for the LT spot.

Defense

DE
Markus Golden (6'3, 260, Sr.) (49 tackles, 16 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 2 FF, 3 FR, 2 PBU, 9 hurries)

Marcus Loud (6'4, 260, RSFr.) (8.0 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 hurry)
Rickey Hatley (6'4, 285, So.) (8.0 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF)

DT
Matt Hoch (6'5, 295, Sr.) (23.0 tackles, 9 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 PBU, 2 hurries)
Lucas Vincent (6'2, 300, Sr.) (26.5 tackles, 8 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 1 FR, 2 hurries)

NG
Harold Brantley (6'3, 280, So.) (35.5 tackles, 7 TFL, 5 sacks, 2 PBU, 7 hurries)
Josh Augusta (6'4, 335, So.) (16.0 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1 sacks, 1 INT, 2 FF, 3 hurries)

DE
Shane Ray (6'3, 245, Jr.) (53.0 tackles, 21 TFL, 14 sacks, 2 FF, 1 PBU, 5 hurries)
Charles Harris (6'3, 255, RSFr.) (16.0 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 FF, 2 PBU, 4 hurries)

One last chance to watch Markus Golden and Shane Ray in action together. And Matt Hoch and Lucas Vincent, for that matter.

WLB
Kentrell Brothers (6'1, 240, Jr.) (87.5 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 3 FF, 4 PBU, 2 hurries)
Darvin Ruise (6'1, 235, Sr.) (20.5 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PBU)

MLB
Michael Scherer (6'3, 230, So.) (77.0 tackles, 3 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 1 PBU, 1 FF, 1 FR, 2 hurries)
Eric Beisel (6'3, 225, RSFr.) (11.0 tackles, 0.5 TFL)

SLB
Donavin Newsom (6'2, 230, So.) (16.5 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 PBU, 3 hurries) -OR-
Clarence Green (6'0, 225, Jr.) (12.0 tackles, 1 hurry)

If Barry Odom changes anything about the structure of the Mizzou defense, it will be in the front seven. As has been discussed already (and will be discussed again soon), Odom moved Memphis to more of a 3-4 structure out of necessity, and he found a lot of success in doing so. If he chooses to tinker with a 3-4 set in 2015, that could mean interesting things for players like Eric Beisel and Charles Harris, who could do well in the OLB/DE hybrid "Dawg" position.

But none of that has anything to do with this game. We know what the defense will look like in this game, and we know the linebackers will have to pack a lunch against Minnesota's run-heavy (and occasionally tight end-heavy) attack.

CB
Kenya Dennis (6'0, 195, Jr.) (48.5 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 1 INT, 9 PBU, 1 FF, 1 hurry)
David Johnson (5'11, 195, Jr.) (5.0 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FF)
Logan Cheadle (5'10, 170, Fr.) (0.5 tackles)

CB
Aarion Penton (5'10, 185, So.) (29.0 tackles, 2 TFL, 3 INT, 7 PBU, 1 FF)
John Gibson (6'0, 190, So.) (23.5 tackles, 1 TFL, 4 PBU)

Kenya Dennis has put together a hell of a stat line considering he wasn't even a starter at the beginning of the year.

SS
Braylon Webb (6'0, 200, Sr.) (52.0 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 4 INT, 3 PBU, 1 FR)
Duron Singleton (6'1, 210, Sr.) (37.0 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT, 1 FR)
Anthony Sherrils (6'0, 190, RSFr.) (10.5 tackles)

FS
Ian Simon (6'0, 195, Jr.) (34.5 tackles, 1 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 1 FF)
Thomas Wilson (5'10, 190, Fr.) (12.5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU)

A change! We have a change! Granted, it's one we already knew about...

...but still, it was actually acknowledged on the depth chart! Wilson is now the No. 2 FS, and while I'm excited about his (and Anthony Sherrils') potential in 2015, that again has very little to do with the Citrus Bowl. Ian Simon was going to get most of the FS snaps regardless of Browning's status. And I doubt we see as much of the nickel back position (filled by Singleton, with a little bit of Wilson mixed in) against Minnesota and its power sets.

Special Teams

K
Andrew Baggett (6'1, 215, Jr.) (40-42 PAT, 10-12 FG under 40, 6-11 FG over 40)
Nick Coffman (5'11, 175, So.)

Still Baggett.

P
Christian Brinser (6'2, 195, Sr.) (71 punts, 41.2 average, 27 fair caught, 22 inside 20)
Andrew Baggett (6'1, 215, Jr.)

Still Brinser.

KR
Marcus Murphy (5'9, 190, Sr.) (16 KR, 29.9 average, 2 TD)
John Gibson (6'0, 190, So.) (1 KR, 22 yards)

PR
Marcus Murphy (5'9, 190, Sr.) (24 PR, 11.4 average, 1 TD)
Aarion Penton (5'10, 185, So.)

Still Murphy.