The offense, defense, and special teams units have all undergone renovations this week, as the ‘Noles prepare for a Friday night class with the Boston College Eagles. Of course, injuries will always precipitate changes on the depth chart, and the loss of Bobo Wilson for the remainder of the season has affected both the offensive and special teams units.
Although, for some reason, Wilson is still listed as the starting Z-WR, ahead of Auden Tate. A third wideout has been added to the Z depth, as Da’Vante Phillips has been moved to the third spot there after previously being listed as third at the Y spot.
But the real surprise is on the top line of the Y-WR depth, where Kermit Whitfield remains atop Nyqwan Murray, despite the latter leading FSU’s receiving corps over the last two games. Actually, given younger receivers’ difficulty in finding playing time for the ‘Noles, perhaps that’s not much of a surprise at all.
Up front, Cole Minshew is no longer listed on the depth chart. He had been the third-string right guard. After the loss of Landon Dickerson at that spot, Wilson Bell retains the top line. Derrick Kelly is his backup. And Johnathan Vickers, who’s missed several weeks because of a concussion, is no longer listed as a co-third-string running back.
On kickoff return, Wilson had been Whitfield’s backup, but Amir Rasul, previously the third-teamer behind Ryan Green and Tarvarus McFadden at the other returner spot, has replaced Wilson in that capacity.
Shuffling continues in the Florida State secondary, specifically at the star position. Trey Marshall is still listed as the starter, but his backup is now Kyle Meyers, who’s bypassed Marcus Lewis. Levonta Taylor remains the fourth-team star.