The Kentucky football media guide was released to the masses at the start of Southeastern Conference Media Days Monday and within the guide was a first look at the Cats' depth chart after spring practice.
It had its share of question marks like the ever-present "OR" between quarterbacks Patrick Towles and Drew Barker as well as between the three players vying to be UK's starting running back.
The Cats' new depth chart, which will probably look significantly different by the season opener Sept. 5, also has several true freshmen in prominent spots.
C.J. Conrad — an early enrollee who has been with the team since January — is the No. 1 tight end going into the fall. He is listed ahead of redshirt freshman Darryl Long.
True freshman George Asafo-Adjei is the No. 2 player at both tackle positions — backing up Jordan Swindle at left tackle and Kyle Meadows at right tackle. Asafo-Adjei also enrolled at UK in January.
Redshirt freshman Thaddeus Snodgrass is listed at No. 2 behind Blake Bone at one of the four wide receiver positions. Redshirt freshmen Nick Richardson (left tackle), Bunchy Stallings (left guard) and Jarrett LaRubbio (right guard) are No. 3 at their positions.
Ten of the 11 defensive positions have a senior or junior in the No. 1 spot. Sophomore defensive tackle Regie Meant — an under-the-radar recruit in the class of 2013 — is the only exception.
True freshmen Kengera Daniel (defensive end) and Jordan Jones (weakside linebacker) are listed at No. 3 at their positions. Both players enrolled at UK in January.
Several redshirt freshmen are listed at No. 2 at their respective positions: Adrian Middleton (defensive end), Denzil Ware (defensive end/outside linebacker), Kobie Walker (strongside linebacker), Nico Firios and Dorian Hendrix (both No. 2 at middle linebacker) and Darius West (safety).
Redshirt freshmen listed at No. 3 at their positions are: Tymere Dubose (defensive tackle), Jared Tucker (cornerback) and Mike Edwards (safety).
A couple of other positions of note include sophomore Nick Haynes listed ahead of former starter Zach West at left guard.
■ If the season started in April, the starting wide receivers would have been Garrett Johnson, Joey Herrick, Dorian Baker and Blake Bone.
■ Junior Blake McClain is listed as the No. 1 at nickelback and the No. 2 at safety behind Marcus McWilson.
■ Jabari Johnson, who sat out spring practice with an injury, is listed as the starting defensive end/outside linebacker (think Bud Dupree's old spot) ahead of redshirt freshman Denzil Ware.
No word on transfers
Late last week, Kentucky officials said there was still no word on the eligibility this season of Nebraska transfers Greg Hart and Courtney Love.
There is no timetable for when the NCAA will rule on the hardship waivers that would help them avoid sitting out for a season per transfer rules.
Love, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound linebacker, and Hart, a 6-5, 240-pound tight end, both play at positions where the Cats need help.