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Preview 2008 - The Big East Starting Lineups

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Posted Jun 1, 2008


The projected starting lineups, and key positions to spotlight going into the fall, for all Big East teams.

Preview 2008

Projected Big East Starting Lineups


Who has the edge on a starting job going into the summer? What's the key position to watch out for and what needs to be addressed before the season starts? Here are the prjected starting lineups for every team.

Projected Starting Lineups
ACC | Big East | Big 12 | M-West
Coming Tuesday: Big Ten, C-USA, MAC, SEC

Cincinnati

QB 4 Dustin Grutza, 6-2, 203, Sr.
Position Spotlight: Ben Mauk isn't giving up another year of eligibility without a fight, but the team still needs a plan if/when he loses his battle with the NCAA. Grutza has been around forever and has the experience, but Notre Dame transfer Demetrius Jones is an interesting option to battle with Chazz Anderson and Grutza.

RB 20 Jacob Ramsey, 5-11, 218, Jr.
WR 85 Marcus Barnett, 6-2, 164, So.
WR 87 Charley Howard, 6-3, 208, Jr.
WR 16 Dominick Goodman, 6-0, 218, Sr.
TE 83 Kazeem Alli, 6-2, 245, Jr.
OT 79 Khalil El-Amin, 6-4, 312, Sr.
OG 76 Trevor Canfield, 6-5, 295, Sr.
C 56 Chris Jurek, 6-2, 260, Jr.
OG 60 Jason Kelce, 6-4, 269, So.
OT 71 Jeff Linkenbach, 6-6, 297, Jr.
PK 97 Jake Rogers, 6-3, 200, So.

DE 10 Lamonte Nelms, 6-3, 245, Sr.
DT 67 Adam Hoppel, 6-2, 270, Sr.
DT 95 Terrill Byrd, 6-0, 271, Sr.
DE 89 Connor Barwin, 6-4, 240, Sr.
LB 42 Corey Smith, 6-1, 213, Sr.
LB 45 Ryan Manalac, 6-0, 232, Sr.
LB 50 Andre Revels, 6-0, 226, Jr.
CB 21 Mike Mickens, 6-0, 170, Sr.
SS 18 Cedric Tolbert, 6-0, 199, Sr.
FS 25 Brad Jones, 6-1, 206, Jr.
CB 6 DeAngelo Smith, 6-0, 191, Sr.
P 47 Kevin Huber, 6-2, 224, Sr.

Connecticut

QB 4 Tyler Lorenzen, 6-5, 226, Sr.
RB 2 Andre Dixon, 6-1, 187, Jr.
FB 47 Anthony Davis, 5-11, 237, So.
WR 3 Brad Kanuch, 6-0, 189, Jr.
WR 14 D.J. Hernandez, 6-1, 202, Sr.
TE 90 Steve Brouse, 6-4, 257, Sr.
OT 64 William Beatty, 6-6, 306, Sr.
OG 57 Moe Petrus, 6-2, 293, RFr.
C 68 Keith Gray, 6-2, 294, Sr.
OG 78 Zach Hurd, 6-7, 297, So.
OT 73 Dan Ryan, 6-8, 304, Jr.
PK 97 Tony Ciaravino, 6-2, 228, Sr.

DE 50 Cody Brown, 6-3, 248, Sr.
DT 65 Rob Lunn, 6-4, 281, Sr.
DT 54 Alex Polito, 6-6, 274, So.
DE 45 Julius Williams, 6-2, 261, Sr.
LB 36 Dahna Deleston, 6-0, 198, Sr.
LB 32 Scott Lutrus, 6-3, 220, So.

Position Spotlight: The pressure is on to replace leader and top tackler Danny Lansanah in the middle, and Lurtrus, the former strongside starter will get the first shot. He's not a big option for the middle, but he's active and experienced.

LB 8 Lawrence Wilson, 6-1, 220, So.
CB 1 Darius Butler, 5-11, 185, Sr.
SS 19 Kijuan Dabney, 6-1, 205, So.
FS 33 Robert Vaughn, 6-0, 189, Jr.
CB 6 Jasper Howard, 5-9, 162, So.
P 13 Desi Cullen, 6-1, 201, Jr.

Louisville

QB 14 Hunter Cantwell, 6-4, 230, Sr.
Position Spotlight: Cantwell couldn't beat out Brian Brohm over the last few years, but he's still considered a better pro prospect than the new Green Bay Packer. He has the arm, the size, and the presence, but can he make the offense move like Brohm did? The pressure is on for him to resuscitate the program.

RB 32 Brock Bolen, 6-0, 240, Sr.
FB 48 Joe Tronzo, 5-10, 240, So.
WR 84 Scott Long, 6-2, 202, Jr.
WR 3 Trent Guy, 5-9, 170, Jr.
TE 90 Johnnie Burns, 6-3, 242, Sr.
OT 68 George Bussey, 6-2, 295, Sr.
OG 71 Abdul Kuyateh, 6-2, 295, Sr.
C 77 Eric Wood, 6-4, 297, Sr.
OG 79 Mark Wetterer, 6-5, 300, So.
OT 74 Jeffrey Adams, 6-8, 320, So.
PK 17 Tim Dougherty, 5-10, 169, So.

DE 93 L.D. Scott, 6-2, 270, Jr.
DT 94 Adrian Grady, 6-2, 291, Sr.
DT 91 L.T. Walker, 6-4, 320, So.
DE 99 Earl Heyman, 6-3, 285, Sr.
LB 54 James Bryant, 6-3, 250, Sr.
LB 23 Stephen Garr, 6-1, 190, Jr.
LB 57 Mozell Axson, 6-1, 230, Sr.
CB 9 Woodny Turenne, 6-1, 190, Sr.
SS 34 Bobby Buchanan, 5-11, 185, Sr.
FS 2 Richard Raglin, 6-2, 182, Sr.
CB 19 Johnny Patrick, 6-0, 175, So.
P 29 Cory Goettsche, 6-1, 219, Jr.

Pitt

QB 11 Bill Stull, 6-3, 200, Jr.
TB 25 LeSean McCoy, 5-11, 210, So.
FB 30 Conredge Collins, 6-0, 230, Sr.
FL 81 Derek Kinder, 6-1, 210, Sr.
SE 88 Oderick Turner, 6-3, 200, Jr.
TE 80 Nate Byham 6-3, 245, Jr.
OT 77 Jason Pinkston, 6-4, 300, So.
OG 55 C.J. Davis, 6-3, 315, Sr.
C 64 Robb Houser, 6-2, 285, Jr.
OG 74 John Malecki, 6-3, 275, Jr.

Position Spotlight: Can the former defensive lineman really be the answer at right guard? He looked like a natural this spring, and his emergence allowed the coaching staff to monkey around with the rest of the line. Now he has to show that his good spring wasn't a fluke.

OT 56 Joe Thomas, 6-5, 300, Jr.
PK 37 Conor Lee, 5-11, 195, Sr.

DE 48 Doug Fulmer, 6-4, 245, Jr.
DT 95 Mick Williams, 6-1, 290, Jr.
NT 50 Rashaad Duncan, 6-2, 295, Sr.
DE 91 Greg Romeus, 6-5, 250, So.
LB 8 Adam Gunn, 6-2, 230, Sr.
LB 40 Scott McKillop, 6-2, 240, Sr.
LB 15 Shane Murray, 6-1, 210, Jr.
CB 7 Jovani Chappel, 5-9, 185, Jr.
FS 28 Eric Thatcher, 5-9, 195, Sr.
SS 31 Dom DeCicco, 6-3, 200, So.
CB 17 Aaron Berry, 5-11, 175, Jr.
P 18 Dave Brytus, 6-4, 230, Sr.

Rutgers

QB 14 Mike Teel, 6-4, 220, Sr.
RB 24 Mason Robinson, 5-10, 180, So.

Position Spotlight: Robinson won't have to go it alone in the quest to replace Ray Rice. When Kordell Young is back from a knee injury, he'll be a key factor in the rotation. Joe Martinek has the same sort of plugger-like workhorse ability that Rice had, while Jourdan Brooks will be an option.

FB 19 Jack Corcoran, 6-1, 230, Jr.
WR 88 Kenny Britt, 6-4, 205, Jr.
WR 7 Tiquan Underwood, 6-2, 180, Sr.
TE 89 Kevin Brock, 6-5, 245, Sr.
OT 75 Anthony Davis, 6-6, 325, So.
OG 78 Kevin Haslam, 6-7, 280, Jr.
C 61 Ryan Blaszczyk, 6-4, 285, Jr.
OG 61 Caleb Ruch, 6-4, 290, RFr.
OT 70 Mike Gilmartin, 6-5, 290, Sr.
PK 1 San San Te, 5-11, 190, RFr.

DE 31 George Johnson, 6-4, 250, Jr.
DT 90 Jamaal Westerman, 6-3, 260, Sr.
DT 97 Pete Tverdov, 6-4, 265, Sr.
DE 92 Gary Watts, 6-3, 245, Sr.
LB 34 Kevin Malast, 6-2, 230, Sr.
LB 44 Ryan D’Imperio, 6-3, 235, Jr.
LB 51 Manny Abreu, 6-3, 220, RFr.
CB 25 Jason McCourty, 5-11, 185, Sr.
SS 29 Zaire Kitchen, 6-2, 215, Jr.
FS 36 Courtney Greene, 6-2, 210, Sr.
CB 21 Devin McCourty, 5-11, 185, Jr.
P 96 Teddy Dellaganna, 6-2, 190, So.

South Florida

QB 8 Matt Grothe, 6-0, 213, Jr.
RB 30 Benjamin Williams, 5-7, 200, Sr.
RB 26 Mike Ford, 6-2, 225, So.
WR 2 Carlton Mitchell, 6-4, 210, So.
WR 87 Jessie Hester Jr., 6-0, 174, Jr.
TE 9 Cedric Hill, 6-3, 230, Sr.
OT 78 Marc Dile, 6-4, 309, Sr.
OG 65 Ryan Schmidt, 6-4, 327, Sr.
C 77 Jake Griffin, 6-4, 307, Sr.
OG 61 Zach Hermann, 6-3, 313, So.
OT 64 Jacob Sims, 6-5, 290, So.
PK 25 Delbert Alvarado, 6-0, 196, Jr.

DE 90 Jarriett Buie, 6-4, 249, Sr.
DT 98 Aaron Harris, 6-4, 264, Jr.
NT 62 Sampson Genus, 6-1, 308, So.
DE 85 George Selvie, 6-4, 242, Jr.
LB 49 Chris Robinson, 6-3, 233, Jr.
LB 27 Tyrone McKenzie, 6-2, 235, Sr.
LB 53 Brouce Mompremier, 6-1, 227, Sr.
CB 6 Tyller Roberts, 6-1, 185, Sr.
SS 32 Carlton Williams, 6-4, 214, Sr.
FS 5 Nate Allen, 6-2, 200, Jr.
CB 3 Jerome Murphy, 6-1, 176, Jr.

Position Spotlight: There will be an ongoing battle to replace Mike Jenkins and Trae Williams at corner, and while Murphy has the speed and the size to grow into a shutdown defender, Quenton Washington will get his chance at the job after a good spring.

P 25 Delbert Alvarado, 6-0, 196, Jr.

Syracuse

QB 9 Andrew Robinson, 6-3, 222, Jr.
TB 22 Curtis Brinkley, 5-9, 203, Sr.

Position Spotlight: The SU running game could go from a weakness to a strength in a big hurry. Brinkley is back after starting out the year well before breaking his leg. Also back is Delone Carter, who missed all of last year with a hip injury. Doug Hogue is still an option, but he's now the third man in the mix.

FB 43 Tony Fiammetta, 6-1, 239, Sr.
WR 1 Mike Williams, 6-2, 204, Jr.
WR 11 Lavar Lobdell, 6-3, 210, Jr.
TE 85 Mike Owen, 6-4, 251, Jr.
OT 77 Tucker Baumbach, 6-5, 307, So.
OG 70 Ryan Bartholomew, 6-3, 290, So.
C 60 Jim McKenzie, 6-4, 286, So.
OG 75 Ryan Durand, 6-5, 303, Sr.
OT 64 Corey Chavers, 6-5, 295, Sr.
PK 42 Patrick Shadle, 5-8, 209, Sr.

DE 91 Brandon Gilbeaux, 6-3, 276, Jr.
NT 97 Arthur Jones, 6-4, 291, Jr.
DT 95 Nick Santiago, 6-3, 294, Sr.
DE 30 Vincenzo Giruzzi, 6-3, 241, Sr.
LB 46 Parker Cantey, 6-3, 218, So.
LB 45 Jake Flaherty, 6-1, 228, Sr.
LB 50 Mike Mele, 6-0, 218, So.
CB 35 Mike Holmes, 5-11, 185, So.
SS 17 A.J. Brown, 6-0, 201, Sr.
FS 15 Bruce Williams, 6-0, 200, Sr.
CB 28 Nico Scott, 5-10, 180, So.
P 47 Rob Long, 6-4, 175, So.

West Virginia

QB 5 Pat White, 6-2, 185, Sr.
TB 7 Noel Devine, 5-8, 170, So.
FB 33 Maxwell Anderson, 6-1, 240, Jr.
SL 9 Jock Sanders, 5-8, 185, So.
WR 83 Tito Gonzales, 6-2, 210, Sr.
WR 21 Dorrell Jalloh, 6-0, 195, Sr.
OT 62 Ryan Stanchek, 6-4, 300, Sr.
OG 79 Greg Isdaner, 6-4, 315, Jr.
C 68 Mike Dent, 6-4, 285, Sr.
OG 73 Jake Figner, 6-5, 305, Jr.
OT 66 Selvish Capers, 6-6, 285, Jr.
PK 40 Pat McAfee, 6-1, 200, Sr.

DT 93 Scooter Berry, 6-2, 285, Soph.
NT 90 Chris Neild, 6-3, 305, Soph.

Position Spotlight: Is it too much to put the burden of the entire defense on Neild's shoulders? Yes, but with replacements needed up front, if Neild doesn't grow into an anchor in the middle, the coaching staff will have to do some scrambling. Neild's backup, Josh Taylor, is more than 40 pounds lighter.

DE 57 Zac Cooper, 6-3, 225, Jr.
LB 44 Mortty Ivy, 6-3, 235, Sr.
LB 47 Reed Williams, 6-2, 225, Sr.
LB 30 J.T. Thomas, 6-2, 220, Soph.
CB 4 Kent Richardson, 6-1, 195, Jr.
SS 15 Charles Pugh, 6-0, 200, Sr.
FS 20 Franchot Allen, 6-2, 195, Jr.
BS 8 Quinton Andrews, 6-0, 210, Jr.
CB 9 Guesly Dervil, 6-0, 180, Jr.
P 40 Pat McAfee, 6-1, 200, Sr.