23 September 2011
The news just broke a few minutes ago that Pitt offensive lineman Chris Jacobson will have surgery on his knee and is done for the season:
Jacobson, who expects to undergo surgery next week, will seek a medical hardship waiver and sixth year of eligibility. This is the second season-ending injury of his collegiate career (2007 preseason right knee injury).
Jacobson, who has started every game since the 2009, will be replaced by Cory King at left guard. King replaced Jacobson for the final few snaps last week in Iowa City.
King worked his way up to starting right guard in spring camp and entered training camp as the starter there, but the coaching staff opted to move Nix from right tackle to right guard, Gibbs from left tackle to right tackle, and redshirt sophomore Juantez Hollins into the starting lineup at left tackle.
It should be interesting to see how the newly reshuffled offensive line comes together. Over the past three games, the line had already given up quite a few sacks...including seven to Maine. Our own PSB Bryan's thoughts on the situation:
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