The Huskies have gone through their final scrimmage of fall and defensive coordinator Kent Baer has watched live and on film. And yet the defensive line seems the only fully settled unit as of now – exactly one week from the opener.
Baer said that Donald Butler and Trenton Tuiasosopo remain in competition at one spot, while E.J. Savannah and Chris Stevens are both in play at another.
Meanwhile, the corner spot opposite Roy Lewis remains the undecided jumble between Cory Nicol, Matt Mosley and even freshman Vonzell McDowell that it's been all camp. However, UCLA-transfer Byron Davenport (pictured) is now out of the mix – at least for Syracuse. At safety, it looks to be Jason Wells and Mesphin Forrester, despite coach Tyrone Willingham's clearly implied interest in getting more out of Forrester.
With the defensive line long settled, the only issue is depth. Look for Caesar Rayford to be used as a pass-rushing end, while some combination of Erick Lobos, Cameron Elisara and perhaps Jovon O'Connor could be rotate through on the inside.