It’s also been reported that Kyle Cook will get first start of season at center, but he’s expected to rotate with Trevor Robinson.
Despite having a solid past two games on special teams in which he’s blocked two punts, Dan Herron is inactive in favor of Cedric Peerman, who returns after missing the past two games due to an ankle injury.
This can officially be called a redshirt season for Kirkpatrick, who is again inactive in favor of the seldom-used Jason Allen.
OT Kelvin Beachum will start at right tackle in place of Mike Adams.
Cortez Allen will start in place in of Ike Taylor.