Iowa Depth Chart, Purdue Edition

The depth charts are out for the Purdue game, and we finally welcome back Mike Klinken... Mike... Goddammit, he's still out.

Klinkenborg, Moylan still out

It appears regular defensive starters Mike Klinkenborg and Devan Moylan will be out for the fourth consecutive game Saturday.

Klinkenborg, a senior linebacker, still is recovering from a concussion suffered Sept. 22 at Wisconsin, while Moylan, a senior free safety, has a strained groin.

Bryon Gattas and Jacody Coleman will continue to fill in for Klinkenborg and Brett Greenwood for Moylan.




Other depth chart notes...

This is an insanely young team. Check out the depth chart after the break... there's an awful lot of Fr.'s and So.'s on that list, aren't there? There are as many freshmen (17) as there are juniors and seniors... combined. In fact, of the 44 offensive and defensive positions on the 2-deep, 27 of them are sophomores or younger. Even on special teams, the only non-freshmen are the backup kicker (sophomore whipping boy Austin Signor) and the long-snapper (walk-on senior Daniel Olzsta). I hate to go all italic porn on you like that, but (insert vulgar and sacrilegious interjection), folks, this team has been absolutely gutted since April.

At the receiver positions, while Stross, Cleveland and DJK are the most game-ready players, #4 WR Paul Chaney was actually Iowa's leading receiver against Illinois. If Iowa can field four receivers that JC can establish a rhythm and rapport with, that's not half-bad.

Still, it seems like DJK is the kind of player that Iowa really ought to be forcing the opposing defense to react to. Make his routes as simple as possible. Run bubble screens and quick tosses. Put the ball in his hands way more than logic would dictate. Odds are that if you throw his way 8 times (absurd, right? Do it anyway), something like this or this will happen. The more you target him, the more the run game opens up.

Last, notice that at both guard positions, both Bulaga and Doering are now co-starters. It's little more than idle speculation, but don't be surprised if the "co-" is dropped by the end of the year--more likely sooner with Bulaga, who was very highly regarded during summer practice before a shoulder injury set him back. He had been drawing raves from teammates and coaches, and with Big Dace unlikely to take another snap, Iowa can use all the ill-tempered road-graders they can get.

The full depth charts, courtesy of the QC Times' HawkMania.com, are after the link that's always parenthesized for some reason.

(See? It's always like this. And there's always an ellipsis...)

OFFENSE

WIDE RECEIVER    
No.   Name Ht. Wt. Yr.
15 Derrell J.-Koulianos 6-1 205 Fr.
86 Trey Stross 6-3 195 So.
       
LEFT TACKLE    
60 Kyle Calloway 6-7 305 So.
68 Andy Kuempel 6-7 295 So.
       
LEFT GUARD    
61 Travis Meade 6-2 285 So.
or 79 Bryan Bulaga 6-6 290 Fr.
       
CENTER    
52 Rafael Eubanks 6-3 285 So.
67 Josh Koeppel 6-1 260 Fr.
       
RIGHT GUARD    
63 Julian Vandervelde 6-3 295 Fr.
or 74 Dan Doering 6-7 300 So.
       
RIGHT TACKLE    
71 Seth Olsen 6-5 305 Jr.
75 Wesley Aeschliman 6-8 318 Jr.
       
TIGHT END    
83 Brandon Myers 6-4 250 Jr.
82 Allen Reisner 6-3 220 Fr.
       
WIDE RECEIVER    
89 James Cleveland 6-1 195 Fr.
26 Paul Chaney Jr. 5-9 165 Fr.
       
QUARTERBACK    
6 Jake Christensen 6-1 215 So.
8 Arvell Nelson 6-4 210 Fr.
or 12 Ricky Stanzi 6-4 215 Fr.
       
RUNNING BACK    
21 Albert Young 5-10 209 Sr.
28 Damian Sims 5-9 197 Sr.
       
FULLBACK    
35 Tom Busch 5-11 235 Sr.
29 Eddie Williams 5-11 240 Jr.

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE END
   
No.   Name Ht. Wt. Yr.
92 Ken Iwebema 6-4 267 Sr.
98 Chad Geary 6-3 261 So.
       
DEFENSIVE TACKLE    
53 Matt Kroul 6-3 277 Jr.
94 Adrian Clayborn 6-3 275 Fr.
       
DEFENSIVE TACKLE    
47 Mitch King 6-3 264 Jr.
59 Anton Narinskiy 6-4 265 Jr.
       
DEFENSIVE END    
99 Bryan Mattison 6-3 272 Sr.
46 Christian Ballard 6-4 270 Fr.
       
OUTSIDE LINEBACKER    
49 A.J. Edds 6-4 244 So.
42 Jeremiha Hunter 6-2 222 Fr.
       
MIDDLE LINEBACKER    
41 Bryon Gattas 6-1 233 Sr.
55 Jacody Coleman 6-3 240 Fr.
       
WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER    
44 Mike Humpal 6-3 242 Sr.
33 Jeff Tarpinian 6-3 220 Fr.
       
LEFT CORNERBACK    
19 Adam Shada 6-1 195 Sr.
4 Jordan Bernstine 5-11 200 Fr.
       
STRONG SAFETY    
2 Harold Dalton 6-1 201 Jr.
18 Lance Tillison 6-2 205 Fr.
       
FREE SAFETY    
30 Brett Greenwood 6-0 200 Fr.
3 Diauntae Morrow 6-0 190 Fr.
       
RIGHT CORNERBACK    
13 Charles Godfrey 6-1 208 Sr.
29 Bradley Fletcher 6-2 200 Jr.

SPECIAL TEAMS

PLACE-KICKER    
No.   Name Ht. Wt. Yr.
1 Daniel Murray 5-11 175 Fr.
39 Austin Signor 6-4 230 So.
       
PUNTER    
5 Ryan Donahue 6-3 175 Fr.
2 Eric Guthrie 6-6 205 Fr.
       
KICKOFF RETURN    
15 Derrell Johnson-Koulianos 6-1 205 Fr.
26 Paul Chaney Jr. 5-9 165 Fr.
       
PUNT RETURN    
22 Colin Sandeman 6-1 195 Fr.
       
LONG SNAPPER    
65 Daniel Olszta 5-11 230 Sr.
65 Andrew Schulze 6-6 255 Fr.
       
HOLDER    
5 Ryan Donahue 6-3 175 Fr.

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