Jacobs suspended for team violation
Sophomore TE out at least one more week
LSU head coach said Wednesday afternoon that sophomore tight end Nic Jacobs will not play versus Ole Miss.
“We have a team violation there, and he’s not slated to play this week,” said the coach.
Miles did not comment on what the violation is.
Jacobs did not play last week versus Mississippi State either after appearing in LSU’s first nine games and starting one in Gainesville.
When asked if Jacobs could return later this year, Miles said, “I’m not certain at this point.”
Jacobs has caught five passes for 58 yards this season.
Sophomore tight end Travis Dickson took his spot as the second tight end in (after starter Chase Clement) versus the Bulldogs, and true freshman Dillon Gordon entered the game in goal line sets. It didn’t appear like LSU used any fewer two-TE sets without the use of Jacobs Saturday, and Dickson even took Jacobs’ spot as a split-out receiver - a formation the Tigers unveiled versus Alabama.
“Of course, Chase is veteran and understands the whole thing, and both of the other guys [Dickson and Gordon] have taken just a tremendous amount of snaps for young guys. They’re ready to play,” the eighth-year man added.
Neither Dickson nor Gordon have caught a pass this season. Dickson caught one for 10 yards in mop-up duty a year ago Monday versus Western Kentucky.