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Mackey back on depth chart

By mrasor Published: October 23, 2007

John Mackey
is listed as backup to Wayne Cobham at rover in the updated depth chart.
I don't think he'll play. Jared Cecchetti was on the depth chart for two weeks (if I remember correctly) before he got serious playing time. And he never tore his ACL.
Still, this is an emotional boost -- even to me as a huge Mackey fan. I already feel more confident about the Zips' hopes against Buffalo just by seeing him on that PDF.

    Other changes...
    John Stec and Andy Hildreth now share the punting duties. Stec almost singlehandedly kept Akron in contention at Ohio State, but he hasn't done much since. The coaches are about three games late in seeing what Hildreth can do.
    Brian Flaherty has assumed the role of place kick snapper, on top of his duty as punt snapper. Mike Schepp previously held the place kick snapper job.
    Dennis Kennedy is completely off the depth chart. Alphonso Owen is Andre Jones' new backup at punt returner. Somebody who has more time on his hands needs to write a story about what happened to DK.
    The starting nose guard will be either Nate Robinson or Eric Lively.
    The Zips are going with an all-true freshman rotation at defensive end. Behind Almondo Sewell is now Deni Odofin.
    Yamari Dixon has worked his way into a tie with Jones at free safety.

    The Buchtelite's Vincent Dorsey wrote an interesting feature on Michael Taggart, a walk-on linebacker from Green High School. Jim Fleming seems to like him. Recently, he has been getting some reps on the scout team at tight end, as well.
    Akron is a 1 or 1.5 point underdog for Saturday's game at Buffalo.
    Zippy is leading by fewer than 400 votes as of 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. I'll probably be reading until 2 a.m., so somebody should do my voting for me.
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