Ohio State-Wisconsin: Etienne Sabino still absent from Buckeyes depth chart

Etienne Sabino remains markedly absence from OSU's depth chart. - Jamie Sabau

If Etienne Sabino is going to lace them up in Madison Saturday, he'll have to do so in spite of Ohio State's depth chart.

While perhaps it's the same subterfuge as per usual, there were no updates in Ohio State's depth chart from the Illinois game two weeks ago to the Wisconsin week depth chart released by Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football staff Monday morning. Though it's not out of the ordinary for Meyer and co. to exhibit some gamesmanship in the weekly football pecking order document, if linebacker Etienne Sabino is going to come back and contribute, he's going to have to do so in spite of what the expected personnel would otherwise appear to be.

Bri'onte Dunn, who shined in mop up duty against the Illini, remains absent from the running back depth chart after having appeared in the third spot at the beginning of the season. Dunn, to his credit, does appear as the co-starter at kick return with fellow running back Rod Smith.

Perhaps most curiously, Storm Klein remains listed as the co-starter at middle linebacker along with converted fullback/h-back Zach Boren. Whether this is merely a courtesy remains to be seen as Klein saw the field only scarcely against Illinois.

The rest of the depth chart is as follows:

Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Wide Receiver (H) 11 Jake Stoneburner | 80 Chris Fields
Wide Receiver (Z) 10 Corey Brown | 16 Evan Spencer
Tight End (Y) 86 Jeff Heuerman OR 81 Nick Vannett

Right Tackle 77 Reid Fragel | 68 Taylor Decker
Right Guard 79 Marcus Hall | 57 Chase Farris
Center 71 Corey Linsley | 50 Jacoby Boren
Left Guard 78 Andrew Norwell | 73 Antonio Underwood

Left Tackle 74 Jack Mewhort | 76 Daryl Baldwin
Wide Receiver (X) 15 Devin Smith | 83 Michael Thomas

Quarterback 5 Braxton Miller | 13 Kenny Guiton
Tailback 34 Carlos Hyde | 2 Rod Smith

Place Kicker 24 Drew Basil | 39 Kyle Clinton

Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Leo 54 John Simon | 88 Steve Miller OR 8 Noah Spence
Tackle (Nose) 53 Garrett Goebel | 51 Joel Hale

Tackle 52 Johnathan Hankins | 92 Adolphus Washington OR 90 Tommy Schutt
Strong End 43 Nathan Williams | 63 Michael Bennett | 50 J.T. Moore
Sam LB 37 Joshua Perry | 25 David Perkins

Mike LB 32 Storm Klein OR 44 Zach Boren | 14 Curtis Grant
Will LB 10 Ryan Shazier | 36 Connor Crowell | 5 Camren Williams
Right CB 7 Travis Howard | 9 Adam Griffin

Free Safety 4 C.J. Barnett |
3 Corey Brown
Strong Safety 2 Christian Bryant | 19 Orhian Johnson

Left CB 25 Bradley Roby | 12 Doran Grant
Punter 17 Ben Buchanan | 24 Drew Basil

Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Holder 13 Kenny Guiton | 17 Ben Buchanan

Snapper 41 Bryce Haynes OR 56 George Makridis

Punt Returner 10 Corey Brown | 15 Devin Smith | 80 Chris Fields
Kick Returner 2 Rod Smith | 25 Bri'onte Dunn | 15 Devin Smith
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