Coach Mike MacIntyre released a post-spring depth chart this week with a few tweaks from the one the program issued prior to the spring game in mid-April.

Here are some of the notable changes or differences.

Wide receiver Gerald Thomas and tight end Vincent Hobbs missed most of spring drills dealing with personal issues and both were thought to be on their way out of the program. But MacIntyre is hopeful both players are able to return to Boulder this summer after some time off at home this month and compete for playing time in the August.

Thomas and Hobbs were listed as inactive for the spring game. Hobbs has been dealing with the health problems of his father, who was paralyzed last year. But on the post-spring depth chart Thomas is listed fourth at Z wide receiver position behind Paul Richardson, D.D. Goodson and Keenan Canty. Hobbs is listed tied with senior Alex Wood for the third tight end spot behind Scott Fernandez and Kyle Slavin.

Let's switch to defense for a minute where, perhaps, the biggest surprise is found.

Junior Jered Bell is now listed ahead of sophomore Marques Mosley as the starter at one safety spot. In a less surprising development, senior Parker Orms is the starter at the other safety spot ahead of fellow senior Terrel Smith. Mosley and Smith were listed as the starters going into the spring game.

At quarterback, walk-on John Schrock is listed third behind Connor Wood and Shane Dillon but ahead of fellow Stevie Joe Dorman, a scholarship player.


I thought Dorman improved this spring quite a bit from what I had seen from him previously, but I'm still wondering if he ever will be able to work himself into contention for playing time here.

Before the spring game, running backs Christian Powell and Tony Jones were listed as co-starters and Josh Ford and Donta Abron were tied for the third spot. Powell is now the starter going into fall camp with Jones as his backup. Ford and Abron remained tied.

Defensive lineman De'Jon Wilson is another guy who was out of practice this spring because of personal issues. Going into spring, coaches listed him as a defensive tackle, but he's now third at left defensive end behind Samson Kafovalu and Kirk Poston. Juda Parker, who missed the spring with an injury is also listed at the position.

Senior Nate Bonsu and sophomore Justin Tupou were the starters at defensive tackle going into the spring game. Now Bonsu is listed as Tupou's backup with sophomore Tyler Hennington listed as the other starting defensive tackle.

The only change at linebacker was caused by an injury. Tommy Papilion suffered a torn knee ligament in the spring game and will miss the season. He went into the game listed fourth at outside linebacker.

Left cornerback looks like a potential battle royal in fall camp with Kenneth Crawley listed as the starter followed by John Walker and Yuri Wright.

Greg Henderson is still the starter on the right side and his backup is Josh Moten, who has been listed at three different spots in the last three depth charts issued by the program.

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