Just a handful of days before a key non-conference game against LSU to begin the college football season, the Miami Hurricanes released their first depth chart of the season.

Quarterback Malik Rosier returns hopeful to make amends for a poor finish to last season while the defense will be anchored by safety Jaquan Johnson.

The Hurricanes begin the season ranked No. 8 in the AP Poll and are a 3-point favorite to beat No. 25 LSU on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. 

Miami Hurricanes Offensive Starters

Quarterback Malik Rosier (backups Cade Weldon OR N’Kosi Perry)

Left tackle Tyree St. Louis (backup DJ Scaife)

Left guard Jahair Jones (Venzell Boulware backup)

Center Tyler Gauthier (Corey Gaynor backup)

Right guard Hayden Mahoney (Cleveland Reed backup)

Right tackle Navaughn Donaldson (John Campbell backup)

Tailback Travis Homer (backup DeeJay Dallas)

Fullback Trayone Gray (backup Realus George)

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Receiver Ahmmon Richards (backup Darrell Langham)

Receiver Lawrence Cager (backup Brian Hightower)

Slot receiver Jeff Thomas (backup Mike Harley)

Tight end Brevin Jordan (backup Brian Polendey OR Will Mallory)

Miami Hurricanes Defensive Starters

End Joe Jackson (backup Scott Patchan)

Tackle Gerald Willis (backup Tito Odenigbo)

Tackle Pat Bethel (backup Jonathan Ford)

End Jonathan Garvin (backup Gregory Rousseau “OR” Demetrius Jackson)

Weak-side linebacker Michael Pinckney (backup Mike Smith OR Waynmon Steed)

Middle linebacker Shaq Quarterman (backup Mike Smith)

Strong-side linebacker Zach McCloud (backup Charles Perry)

Striker Romeo Finley (backup Derrick Smith)

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Safety Jaquan Johnson (backup Amari Carter)

Safety Sheldrick Redwine (Robert Knowles)

Cornerback Michael Jackson (backup Jhavonte Dean)

Cornerback Trajan Bandy (DJ Ivey)

Miami Hurricanes Special Teams Starters

Punter Zach Feagles (backup Jack Spicer)

Kicker Bubba Baxa (backup Alejandro Cardenas OR Camden Price)

Long snapper Jordan Butler (backup Sam York)

Holder Jack Spicer (backup Zach Feagles)

Punt returner Jeff Thomas OR DeeJay Dallas

Kick returner Jeff Thomas OR Travis Homer OR DeeJay Dallas