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Wisconsin depth chart 2014: Tanner McEvoy listed as starter for Western Illinois game

The mighty "OR" is gone, leaving Tanner McEvoy has the sole starter on Wisconsin's Week 2 depth chart.

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Here's why you should never really put too much stock into a team-issued depth chart!


Gary Andersen said Monday that Tanner McEvoy will once again start at quarterback for Wisconsin on Saturday, when the Badgers will open their home season vs. Western Illinois at Camp Randall Stadium. UW's Week 2 depth chart does indeed reflect that, as the "OR" qualifier that united McEvoy and Joel Stave as the first-team quarterback (Stave was actually listed first) is now gone.

Stave is expected, per Andersen, to see the field at some point. Talk of a two-quarterback system at Wisconsin won't go away until McEvoy becomes more effective, or Stave comes in and finds some success.

The rest of the depth chart remains intact, though the safety positions with Michael Caputo/Peniel Jean at strong safety and Lubern Figaro/Peniel Jean at free safety have been switched from last week. It's unclear if that was an intentional change or not; regardless, it's never idea to read too much into weekly team depth charts, particularly when it comes to schematic observations.

We'll have much more on Wisconsin's performance vs. LSU throughout the week, including offense and defense reviews hopefully later today. If you'd like, we also ran through the offensive and defensive depth charts in depth last week; you might still find them interesting considering barely anything has changed on paper.

Wisconsin Depth Chart — Week 2 vs. Western Illinois
QB 5 Tanner McEvoy (Jr.) 2 Joel Stave (Jr.)
RB 25 Melvin Gordon (Jr.) 6 Corey Clement (So.)
FB 34 Derek Watt (Jr.) 20 Austin Ramesh (Fr.)
WR 86 Alex Erickson (So.) 9 Jordan Fredrick (Jr.)
WR 3 Kenzel Doe (Sr.) 12 Natrell Jamerson (Fr.)
WR 16 Reggie Love (So.) 17 George Rushing (Fr.)
TE 49 Sam Arneson (Sr.) 48 Troy Fumagalli (Fr.)
TE 46 Austin Traylor (Jr.) 44 Eric Steffes (So.)
LT 61 Tyler Marz (Jr.) 62 Walker Williams (So.)
LG 73 Dallas Lewallen (Sr.) 71 Ray Ball (Jr.)
C 70 Dan Voltz (So.) 63 Michael Deiter (Fr.)
RG 54 Kyle Costigan (Sr.) 55 Trent Denlinger (So.)
RT 78 Rob Havenstein (Sr.) 74 Hayden Biegel (Fr.)
DE 34 Chikwe Obasih (Fr.) 6 Alec James (Fr.)
NG 45 Warren Herring (Sr.) 95 Arthur Goldberg (So.)
DE 91 Konrad Zagzebski (Sr.) 93 Jake Keefer (Jr.)
OLB 58 Joe Schobert (Jr.) 48 Jack Cichy (So.)
ILB 59 Marcus Trotter (Sr.) 32 Leon Jacobs (So.)
ILB 30 Derek Landisch (Sr.) 43 Michael Trotter (Sr.)
OLB 47 Vince Biegel (So.) 41 Jesse Hayes (Jr.)
CB 8 Sojourn Shelton (So.) 4 Devin Gaulden (Jr.)
SS 7 Michael Caputo (Jr.) 21 Peniel Jean (Sr.)
FS 31 Lubern Figaro (Fr.) 19 Leo Musso (So.)
CB 5 Darius Hillary (Jr.) 18 Dare Ogunbowale (So.)
P 90 Drew Meyer (Jr.) 38 P.J. Rosowski (Fr.)
FG 10 Rafael Gaglianone (Fr.) 97 Jack Russell (Jr.)
KO 37 Andrew Endicott (So.) 10 Rafael Gaglianone (Fr.)
LS - P 56 James McGuire (Sr.) 60 Connor Udelhoven (So.)
LS - FG 60 Connor Udelhoven (So.) 56 James McGuire (Sr.)
H 90 Drew Meyer (Jr.) 56 James McGuire (Sr.)
PR 3 Kenzel Doe (Sr.) 86 Alex Erickson (So.)
KR 3 Kenzel Doe (Sr.) 6 Corey Clement (So.)