Depth Chart: Either or at QB; Watts at Left Guard

A statement about the quarterback situation was made on this week’s depth chart, released Monday.

And during his weekly media briefing, coach Craig Bohl made it clear it’s an overall offensive mentality that needs to change.

“I can tell you this, we need more competitive football players on our football team, and we need more competitive guys on offense,” said Bohl. “The numbers bear it out. Our football team is going to be more competitive. Either some of those guys are going to change their DNA or they aren’t going to be there. We’re going to get a competitive guy in there.”

Bohl did not mention any player by name, speaking in general terms, but there were two depth chart listings of interest.

Freshman Sean Chambers, who had been redshirting until taking the field during the game against Utah State last weekend, and Tyler Vander Waal are listed as “or” on the depth chart. And freshman Zach Watts, from Windsor, Co., just across I-25 from Fort Collins, was listed as the starting left guard.

Chambers, who had primarily been working with the scout team this season, played the bulk of the second half, and rushed for 100 yards on 19 carries while completing three of five passes for 62 yards. Vander Waal who has started each of the first eight games had a net negative six yards on two rushing plays, and was 7-for-19 for 38 yards passing.

“I purposely listed it as or,” said head coach Craig Bohl. “It’s going to be evaluated over the course of this week. … It’s going to be a game-time decision so for those of you who want to know who it will be, show up in Fort Collins at 8 o’clock (Friday) and you will find out.”

Watts has played his way into a start with his efforts in practice, and no doubt, Bohl knows there will extra motivation in light of the fact Wyoming started recruiting Watts early while CSU did not get involved until late in the recruiting season.

”That guy is a good player,” Bohl said. “He was an excellent high school player and has been competitive. He will maintain blocks. … Zach Watts will fight you. We want him in our fox hole. That will be a big ballgame for him. I’m excited about having him. If you can read between the lines there, read between the lines. I am just not happy. I am not happy with the lack of competitive nature that we have on our offense. That has to change, and we are changing that as I speak.”

No. Wyoming Offense No. Wyoming Defense
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Quarterback Cornerbacks
18 Tyler Vander Waal (6-4, 220, RFr) or 4 Antonio Hull (5-10, 188, RJr)
15 Sean Chambers (6-3, 215, Fr) 12 Jalani Ellison (6-0, 171, Fr)
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Running Backs Strong Safeties
22 Nico Evans (5-9, 211, Sr) 28 Andrew Wingard (6-0, 214, Sr)
4 Xazavian Valladay (6-0, 91, RFr) 3 Alijah Halliburton (6-2, 190, Jr)
21 Jevon Bigelow (6-2, 215, Fr) - -
- Free Safeties
Fullbacks 6 Marcus Epps (6-0, 197, Sr)
35 Jaylon Watson (6-0, 250, Jr) 24 Braden Smith (5-10, 195, Soph)
34 Jeff Burroughs (6-1, 241, Soph) -
- Cornerbacks
Wide Receivers (X) 18 Keyon Blankenbaker (5-10, 175, RFr)
80 James Price (6-2, 212, Sr) 21 Sidney Washington, Jr. (5-9, 170, So)
2 Jared Scott (6-6, 225, Soph) -
5 Gunner Gentry (6-3, 208, Fr) Nickel Backs/Strong-Side LB
- 9 Tyler Hall (5-10, 190, Jr)
Wide Receivers (Z) 7 Chavez Pownell Jr. (5-11, 187, Sr)
25 Austin Conway (5-10, 183, Jr) -
19 Ayden Eberhardt (6-2, 195, Soph) Middle Linebacker
- 30 Logan Wilson (6-2, 250, Jr)
Wide Receivers (X) 48 Adam Pilapil (6-1, 220, Sr)
17 Raghib Ismail Jr. (6-0, 186, Jr) -
13 John Okwoli (6-2, 210, Jr) Weak-Side Linebacker
- 45 Cassh Maluia (6-0, 248, Jr)
Tight Ends (Y) 50 Ryan Gatoloai-Faupula (6-1, 216, Soph)
81 Austin Fort (6-4, 244, Sr) -
85 Tyree Mayfield (6-3, 241, Sr) Defensive Ends
84 Nate Weinman (6-7, 260, RFr) 91 Carl Granderson (6-5, 261, Sr)
- 53 Josiah Hall (6-1, 261, Sr)
Left Tackles 15 Victor Jones (6-4, 256, RFr)
72 Zach Wallace (6-7, 321, Sr) -
77 Pahl Schwab (6-5, 302, Jr) Nose Tackles
- 87 Conner Cain (6-4, 270, Sr)
Left Guards 96 Sidney Malauulu (6-3, 293, Sr)
65 Zach Watts(6-5, 280, Fr) -
69 Eric Abojei(6-5, 344, RFr) Defensive Tackles
- 93 Youhanna Ghaifan (6-4, 282, Jr)
Centers 98 Ravontae Holt (6-4, 262, So)
73 Keegan Cryder (6-4, 291, RFr) -
57 Patrick Arnold (6-3, 296, RFr) Defensive Ends
- 88 Garrett Crall (6-5, 242, So)
Right Guards 42 Kevin Prosser (6-2, 227, Sr)
61 Kaden Jackson (6-2, 303, Sr) -
65 Logan Harris (6-3, 304, So) Specialists
- Place-kickers
Right Tackles 40 Cooper Rothe (5-11, 178, Jr)
62 Rudy Stofer (6-6. 297, RFr) 41 Ryan Galovich (6-0, 192, Jr)
77 Pahl Schwab (6-5, 302, Jr) -
- Punters
Return Specialists 25 Dontae Crow (5-9, 178, So)
Punt Returners 41 Ryan Galvoich (6-0, 192, Jr)
25 Austin Conway (5-10, 183, Jr) -
8 Donate Crow (5-9, 178, So) Long Snappers
- 99 Jesse Hooper (5-11, 227, Fr)
Kickoff Returners -
9 Tyler Hall (5-10, 190, Jr) Holders
25 Austin Conway (5-10, 183, Jr) 11 Nick Szpor (6-3, 212, Jr)
13 John Okwoli (6-2, 210, Jr)
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