Hot off a big road win over the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, the Virginia Cavaliers have announced the depth chart for next weekend’s home tilt with the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Updated depth chart ahead of #UVa’s game Saturday afternoon against North Carolina. pic.twitter.com/MRWZ09HUNb— Brad Franklin (@Cavs_Corner) October 22, 2018
There are no changes from the pre-Duke depth chart.
But no change could be a good thing. Stud running back Jordan Ellis missed a significant portion of the game in Durham with an ankle injury. His presence on the depth chart is a positive sign for his availability when UNC-Chapel Hill comes to town.
Brian Delaney holds the top spot at placekicker after an up-and-down performance. He missed two field goals in the first half, but made two in the second to move him to 5-of-7 for the season/his career. The coaches have been very open about the kicking position being an open competition for much of the year; we’ll see if Delaney is still the #1 come Saturday.
One interesting note is, again, the defensive line. Jordan Redmond is listed as the nose tackle starter, as he was last week upon returning from injury. But with as many 2-4-5 and 1-5-5 looks as UVA went with against Duke’s pass-first offense, Redmond actually didn’t play at all. Larry Fedora’s Heels have tended toward spread and tempo as well, so it’s an open question of whether Redmond will be in the mix this week.
And most importantly: TWO PUNT RETURNERS IS STILL A THING!