The Golden Gophers have released their depth chart for Saturday’s matchup with Colorado State, and there isn’t much to write home about aside from a few minor developments here and there.
Welcome back to the depth chart, Shannon Brooks. Brooks is listed third at running back, so expect him to see limited snaps, if any, depending on how the game goes on Saturday. It’d be nice to see him get a few carries and shake off the rust a bit, but I would understand if the coaches prefer to rest him while Rodney Smith and Kobe McCrary take care of business against the Rams.
Tyler Johnson has completed his rise to the top at wide receiver, supplanting Eric Carter as a starter. Johnson, Drew Wolitarsky, and Brian Smith all had big games against Indiana State and appear to be the clear cut top receivers at the position with Rashad Still sidelined for the next couple weeks.
With KiAnte Hardin and Ray Buford still suspended indefinitely, sophomore Antonio Shenault is back starting at cornerback opposite Jalen Myrick. The lone change on the depth chart in the secondary is graduate transfer Eric Amoako backing up Myrick at corner. I don’t even know if Amoako has seen the field yet this season, so keep an eye out for him on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Ace Rogers continues to be a regular on the injury list, which makes me wonder if his Gopher career ended before it ever really began, with him tearing his ACL early last season. He has not seen the field since, and I wonder if he ever will.
Linebacker Nick Rallis (elbow) and tight end Brandon Lingen (collarbone) round out the injury list. Other than that, a whole lot of nothing new on this depth.
Check it out for yourself: