by Barca Blog - I just posted Vanderbilt's and Mississippi State's game notes and depth charts on our Gameday Central page. Go here and look at the drop down menu underneath the team logos.
As you know, redshirt sophomore right tackle James Williams is out indefinitely with a broken ankle. The depth chart has either redshirt freshman Caleb Welchans or redshirt junior Reilly Lauer starting in his place. Jeff Lockridge from The Tennessean reported yesterday that redshirt sophomore Kyle Fischer could be in the mix as well. Lauer and Fischer would be switching from guard, although both played tackle last season.
Also, senior safety Ryan Hamilton is not listed on the depth chart after suffering an injury against LSU. Seniors Joel Caldwell and Brent Trice are the key candidates to replace Hamilton. Trice, who currently starts at linebacker, began his Commodore career as a safety, so if he makes the move, expect junior John Stokes to start at linebacker.
I'll let you know if I find out any more info on Hamilton's injury after Coach Johnson's press conference, which you can watch live on VUcommodores.com at noon CT.