Pitt's questionable linebackers corps lost a player for 2012 when Ejuan/Juan Price reportedly tweeted that he won't be playing this season. Price will be taking a medical redshirt after undergoing pectoral surgery earlier this year.
I didn't notice much on Price during training camp and it looks like he'll be out for the year.
But the linebackers are the ones we're least sure about. There are reasons for optimism, including redshirt junior Shane Gordon, who has looked good at times. But all in all, losing a player with some talent like Banks hurts when the position is so thin.