Red Auerbach once said that it isn't the guys who start, but the guys who finish who really matter. So, in reality, the UMass Minutemen releasing their first depth chart of the season ahead of their season opener with the Wisconsin Badgers isn't that big of a deal, but it does give fans an idea of who they will be looking at come noon eastern time on Saturday.
Included in the pregame notes package -- which is always great, by the way -- in a rough two-deep chart that basically outlines every player you will see on Saturday. The charts for some positions, specifically the wide receivers, aren't as telling as others, but nonetheless provide a nice outline from which to work.
So bookmark this page for Saturday as I'll be including numbers with each of the players.
QB: Mike Wegzyn (#11), A.J. Doyle (#15)
RB: Stacey Bedell (#23), Lorenzo Woodley (#20)
WR: Tajae Sharpe (#1), Bernard Davis (#88)
WR: Shakur Nesmith (#4), Kevin Lovaincy (#81)
WR: Elgin Long (#16), Iric Harris (#31)
TE: Ricardo Miller (#80), Derek Beck (#89)
LT: Anthony Dima (#70), Tyshon Henderson (#76)
LG: Tyrell Smith (#69), Fabian Hoeller (#73)
C: Matt Sparks (#78), Hoeller
RG: Vincent Westcarr (#79), Al Leneus (#64)
RT: David Osei (#59), Josh Bruns (#55)
Kick returns: Bedell, Jamal Wilson (#22)
Punt returns: Dudley-Giles, Davis