Chris Jacobson Not Starting? #That'sJustCrazyTalk

Pitt head coach Paul Chryst (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sure, it's only coachspeak, but this little nugget from Friday was pretty interesting:

Hueber said Jacobson will be a guard, but he will have to beat out one of the two guards who have manned the starting positions this spring.

"I'm not going to give anybody the job, including [Jacobson], and he knows it," Hueber said. "My No. 1 thing is, I want to see him come out and see him able to perform the first day, no hesitation, no nothing else. But he would even tell you that there are some days up and down right now where you can see a difference in what kinds of things he can do with his leg.

"We just need to see where he is and throw him in the middle of it and give him a chance, but we're not going to give anybody the job."

Um, okay.

Part of me is annoyed that Jacobson, likely Pitt's best offensive lineman, is apparently not even being named a starter due to his injury. But the other part knows this is all just a load of crap. If Jacobson is unable to 'beat out' Cory King or Ryan Schlieper, it would be unbelievable.

I get that Hueber wants to push the other two guys and that he's probably endearing himself to players by saying that no one's being given a job, but still.

Hard to get too worked up over this, though, because even if Jacobson does have to earn the job, he's still the best player there. He's a two-year starter and before that, sat behind senior starter, Joe Thomas. And remember, this was a kid versatile enough to play center last year when that position needed help in the spring.

In other words, there's virtually no shot he doesn't start.

Be sure to join Cardiac Hill's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @PittPantherBlog for our regular updates on Pitt football and basketball.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Cardiac Hill

You must be a member of Cardiac Hill to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cardiac Hill. You should read them.

Join Cardiac Hill

You must be a member of Cardiac Hill to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cardiac Hill. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker