QB Depth Chart & Injury Notebook: College Football Playoff, Bowl Games, Army-Navy
Quarterback depth charts, injuries, opt outs & more
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NOTE: This quarterback depth chart/injury update includes notes on the College Football Playoff, bowl games and Army-Navy Game. For the first 2024 quarterback depth chart update for every team not participating the postseason, click here.
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For all quarterback injury or depth chart questions, I’ll add a few notes to provide more context. The notes you’ll find below are abbreviated versions of what you get in the College Football QB Newsletter. Every summary you get in the daily newsletter is copied onto this page and trimmed down to one sentence.
Most teams release a two-deep depth chart every week during the season, and this page reflects whatever the team puts out if they decide to post one at all. Unlike the NFL, there is no consequence for teams to mislead on depth charts and injuries to potentially gain an advantage.
I watch a lot of press conferences and have gotten pretty good at identifying the coaches who can be trusted and those who cannot. After tracking this stuff for the last few years, I can tell you the name of the biggest violator of quarterback misinformation rhymes with Shmimbo Shmisher.
This will never be perfect without a regulated system, but I put in the time and research to make sure this is the most accurate resource for QB injury and depth chart news on the internet.
A few notes on my injury designations:
Questionable — Player suffered an injury in the previous game or has yet to return from injury.
Probable — Player suffered an injury but played and looked reasonably healthy in the previous game.
Out — Player is out indefinitely or will miss the rest of the season.
A few notes on eligibility:
Players may play up to 4 games in a season without it counting toward a year of eligibility if they have a redshirt available.
Postseason games (conference championships, bowl games, College Football Playoff) do not count when it comes to games played for those looking to redshirt. Everybody can play in the postseason.
2020 COVID season didn’t count toward a year of eligibility.
Years of eligibility shows years left heading into the 2023 season.
*Indicates redshirt is still available to use.
ARMY-NAVY, BOWLS, CFP NOTES
Snap count info is via Pro Football Focus.
Saturday, December 9
NOTES: Harris played one snap in the 28-21 home win over Coastal Carolina on Nov. 18. Meredith competed for the starting quarterback spot before suffering a season-ending injury during camp on Aug. 12.
NOTES: Dec. 6 — Gleaton announced he’ll enter the transfer portal. Dec. 5 — Arline, Lavatai and Woodson are listed as co-starters on this week’s depth chart. HC Brian Newberry said he thinks Arline will start.
Arline made his fourth consecutive start in a 59-14 road loss to SMU on Nov. 25 but exited with an apparent ankle injury with Woodson taking over. Horvath missed the last six games with a thumb injury, and Lavatai missed his fourth consecutive matchup with a calf issue but suited up and was available in an emergency situation.
Teddy Gleaton (Stats)
3 | 2021 ⭐⭐ | MD
Blake Horvath (Stats) — Questionable
3 | 2022 ⭐⭐ | OH
Drevonn Ponder (Stats)
3 | 2021 ⭐⭐ | TX
Karson Lopati (Stats)
4 | 2022 ⭐⭐ | UT
Tyler Baker (Stats)
4 | 2022 | NY
Luke Hutchison (Stats)
4 | 2022 | TX
Isaiah Walters (Stats)
4 | 2022 | VA
Saturday, December 16
NOTES: Mooney and Burns were able to use this as a redshirt season. Tyler Shough (Stats) announced he entered the transfer portal on Nov. 19 after opening the season as the starter but underwent surgery after suffering a broken fibula on Sept. 23.