Cripe just reported that Mike Atkinson is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered in the 3rd quarter of the SDSU game. I was hoping it wouldn't be that serious because he did walk off under his own power, but that just proves that he's tougher than we imagined.
Coach Pete said that he thought that someone in the NFL would take a shot on him, and I hope that's correct. Bacon has been a monster all season with 37 tackles, not to mention the TD run that gave us the win over BYU.
So, out of the men left standing, who steps up? Grimes was out this weekend, but could be back for Hawaii. Koontz? Tjong-a-Tjoe? Nance?
Bacon, if you happen to read this, THANK YOU for your effort this season, and good luck with rehab, sir. Looking forward to seeing you chew up offenses in the NFL soon.