Tuesday’s News: Albert Among Surprise Starters

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The Cavaliers released their depth chart today for Saturday’s season opener and it contained a few surprises. Branden Albert , Kwakou Robinson, Mark Miller and Chris Gorham are all in the starting lineup. Ron Darden, Theirrien Davis and Cedric Peerman are third-stringers. And yes, Tony Franklin and Brian Barthelmes will be starting at new positions.

Al Groh shed some light on several of those decisions during his press conference today. He also talked about Ahmad Brooks , the punting situation, Clint Sintim , Michael Johnson and the matchup with Western Michigan, among many topics.

Audio from the entire press conference (47:46) can be accessed at the link below…

  • Al Groh Press Conference

    Here are some highlights from today’s media session…

    Branden Albert

    The biggest surprise of training camp may be Albert’s emergence. The 6-7, 310-pound freshman has only been playing football for three years and wasn’t heavily recruited out of high school. But he developed quickly during a postgrad year at Hargrave Military and has earned the starting spot at left guard.

    “We were pretty pleased with ourselves over the course of the last year in anticipation of this player,” Groh said. “We were very enthused about his potential during the recruiting process and looking forward to his being here. Particularly since this was one of those

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