GAINESVILLE -- The depth chart is starting to take shape.
Coach Will Muschamp revealed that some of Florida’s key position battles are “over,” while also announcing a crowded field at running back.
Muschamp officially endorsed redshirt freshman Marcus Maye and junior Cody Riggs as the definitive starters at safety, while juniors Michael Taylor and Neiron Ball — two career role players — earned starting spots at middle and weak-side linebacker, respectively.
The depth chart at running back remained muddled.
Mack Brown is still the primary backup to Matt Jones, who remains doubtful for Week 1 while recovering from a serious viral infection.
But after Brown, things get interesting. Muschamp said walk-on running back Mark Herndon and recently converted safety Valdez Showers were next in line, not freshmen Kelvin Taylor and Adam Lane.