Since 2005, BYU have started 18, 16, 15, 16, 16, 16, 14, 12, 14, 9, 9, 8, and 11 white starters. In 2018 they project to slightly increase to 12 white starters, 13 if you include the full-back. An increase in white starters compared to previous seasons but still a big Poly presence under head coach Kalani Sitake, who I’m sure is very racially unbias (not), who has gone 9-4 then 4-9 in his two seasons at the helm. Tanner Mangum will lead the team at QB and will hope to push his case as a future NFL QB. Not much at RB aside from Kyle Griffitts (SO) and starting FB Brayden El-Bakri - won't get as many carries or catches as other FBs but a good blocker who has an NFL future (Richie Incognito said that to ESPN). SR Dylan Collie has transferred from Hawaii to the school his older brother starred at and will likely start as the slot receiver. Good future at the position for BYU with JR Talon Shumway (25 catches in 2017) and highly-rated true FR Gunner Romney (6’2 180) are back-ups at outside WR, while another true FR Brayden Cosper will also join the team. SO Austin Whetzel also on the roster. As aforementioned, the DL and LB corps are mostly poly players, with only two non-poly starters in DT Bracken El-Bakri and LB Zayne Anderson – how long until SJW’s protest BYU for their hate of black defensive players? Plenty of defensive backs on the roster, with two starters in CB/Nickelback Beau Tanner and FS Austin Lee. FR Matthew Criddle (brother of former BYU starting DB Ben - possibly play LB), FR Drew Jensen, JR Austin Kafentzis, JR Austin McChesney (actual cornerback - ACL injuries in 2016 and 2017), FR Talan Alfrey, and SR Sawyer Powell. Offense QB: Tanner Mangum (SR) FB: Brayden El-Bakri (SR) WR: Dylan Collie (SR) TE: Matt Bushman (SO) LT: Brady Christensen (FR) LG: Thomas Shoaff (JR) C: James Empey (FR) RG: Tristen Hoge (SO) RT: Austin Hoyt (SR) Defense DT: Bracken El-Bakri (SO) WLB: Zayne Anderson (SR) FS: Austin Lee (JR) CB: Beau Tanner (SR) Back-ups listed on the two-deep include QB Joe Critchlow, WR Talon Shumway, WR Gunner Romney, LT Kieffer Longson, RG Chandon Herring, LB Riggs Powell, MLB Adam Pulsipher, and SS Tanner Jacobson.