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"Lumpy" Likes Pitt's New-Look Offense

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Paul Chryst wants to take Pitt football back to its roots, which is fine with the young man his teammates call "Lumpy."

At the team's annual Fan Fest, guard Chris Jacobson told color analyst Pat Bostick, sideline reporter Paul Alexander, and 93.7 The Fan sports director Jeff Hathhorn that as the Panthers return to a pro-style offense, he likes the way the part of the team that seemed to struggle most under the old regime is coming together.

Jacobson (6'3", 295 lbs.), a redshirt senior who was granted a sixth year of eligibility due to a second season-ending knee injury in 2011, believes Tino Sunseri, entering his third season-opener as starting quarterback, can overcome his much-publicized struggles of a year ago.

"He had a great camp," the Keystone Oaks product said. "Tino's a hard worker. He studies hard, so he knows the game better, and he can study defenses more than he could on the fly."

Check out the rest of what "Lumpy" had to say to the guys at Heinz Field Thursday night:


Jacobson was selected to the 2012 Preseason All-Big East Team.

Kickoff for the Panthers' lid-lifter against Youngstown State is set for 6:00 next Saturday at Heinz Field on your flagship home for Pitt football, SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan.

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