Michael Irvin II has as strong a legacy as anyone on this year’s Miami roster. The Hurricanes will be counting on the sophomore more than ever Saturday. The latest Miami depth chart, sent out Tuesday, includes the son of former Hurricanes wide receiver Michael Irvin as the Hurricanes’ new starting tight end.
Irvin technically made one start this season, although he more frequently went through a game without a catch than he did make a meaningful contribution. The pass-catcher spent most of the season backing up All-ACC tight end Christopher Herndon, who suffered a season-ending injury during Miami’s 24-14 loss Friday in Pittsburgh. Irvin’s first week as a true starter for the No. 7 Hurricanes comes ahead of Miami’s biggest game in more than a decade – the ACC Championship Game against No. 1 Clemson in Charlotte. Scatt Patchan and Brian Polendey will be Irvin’s co-backups at Bank of America Stadium.
Irvin is the only new starter for the Hurricanes this week, although Miami did shuffle the reserves at a couple other spots. Athlete DeeJay Dallas is now officially Miami’s backup running back behind Travis Homer, a role he had effectively been filling for the past month. Homer is also no longer a co-starter at kick returner. Wide receiver Jeff Thomas, who had also effectively taken over the role, is now listed as the lone starter with Dallas as his backup, and Homer and defensive back Malek Young splitting third-string duties.
Check out the full depth chart below:
QB: 12 Malik Rosier; 16 Evan Shirreffs
RB: 24 Travis Homer; 13 DeeJay Dallas; 32 Trayone Gray or 28 Crispian Atkins or 22 Robert Burns
WR (X): 82 Ahmmon Richards; 81 Darrell Langham; 18 Lawrence Cager
WR (Y): 8 Braxton Berrios; 4 Jeff Thomas or 13 DeeJay Dallas
WR (Z): 4 Jeff Thomas or 3 Mike Harley
TE: 87 Michael Irvin II; 19 Scott Patchan or 88 Brian Polendey
LT: 52 Kc McDermott; 57 Kai-Leon Herbert
LG: 73 Trevor Darling; 62 Hayden Mahoney
C: 74 Tyler Gauthier; 65 Corey Gaynor
RG: 55 Navaughn Donaldson; 77 Hayden Mahoney
RT: 78 Tyree St. Louis; 70 George Brown
DE: 9 Chad Thomas; 33 Trent Harris
DT: 7 Kendrick Norton; 95 Anthony Moten
DT: 80 RJ McIntosh; 93 Pat Bethel
DE: 99 Joe Jackson; 97 Jonathan Garvin
SLB: 53 Zach McCloud; 11 De’Andre Wilder
MLB: 55 Shaquille Quarterman; 34 Mike Smith; 44 Bradley Jennings Jr.
WLB: 56 Michael Pinckney; 58 Darrion Owens
CB: 28 Michael Jackson; 2 Trajan Bandy or 6 Jhavonte Dean
S: 4 Jaquan Johnson; 20 Robert Knowles
S: 22 Sheldrick Redwine; 30 Romeo Finley or 5 Amari Carter
CB: 12 Malek Young; 3 Dee Delaney
K: 15 Michael Badgley
P: 18 Zach Feagles; 43 Jack Spicer
LS: 39 Jordan Butler; 50 Sam York
H: 43 Jack Spicer; 18 Zach Feagles
PR: 8 Braxton Berrios; 12 Malek Young or 4 Jeff Thomas or 13 DeeJay Dallas
KR: 4 Jeff Thomas; 13 DeeJay Dallas; 24 Travis Homer or 12 Malek Young
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