Before the 2016 season started, I took a tour of awe through Alabama’s depth chart, then after needing to lie down on the bathroom floor with a cold towel on my face, I reconstructed what I saw, not using the players’ names, but only their recruiting stars. At five (FIVE) positions, the Crimson Tide had a five-star player NOT STARTING, which should help you realize the hopes and dreams of your team going to Atlanta are trash.
I wanted to do the same exercise for all of the depth charts in the SEC West, but after what were surely legitimate distractions and not at all just me wasting time, I never got around to it. UNTIL TODAY.
Inspired by Ben Garrett’s work* detailing Hugh Freeze’s efforts to pull the Ole Miss football program out of the Houston Nutt State Fair and Carnival of Plague, I got motivated and created the Rebels’ depth chart using only recruiting stars. The depth chart I used comes from right here, and for the recruiting stars, I used 247, which conveniently lists them next to the players’ names on the roster.
*You really need to read this. Shows how methodical the rebuild has been and that the CHEATIN BEARS narrative, like so many narratives, is quite stupid.
DANG BEARS RAN OUT OF CHEATIN MONEY HERE.
2) Walk-on (though a 3-star would most likely move from right tackle to here)
That breaks down to:
NOW WE’RE BACK TO CHEATIN.
I am not having fun now.
1) Walk-on (though may have been given a scholarship this year)
The defensive numbers breakdown:
Overall, your final stars breakdown of a depth chart so obviously assembled through briefcases of MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND WHOSE SUCCESS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH COACHING ABILITY AND DEVELOPING TALENT.