Sean Fitz at 247 is reporting that guard Miles Dieffenbach has been lost to what is only being called a "serious knee injury" and will miss "significant time".
If this is true, it puts us in a huge bind on the offensive line. We will definitely be playing converted defensive linemen and redshirt freshmen on a regular basis.
The article goes on to say that Andrew Nelson and Angelo Mangiro were out of practice on Saturday (not sure why), and the first team line was Smith, Dowrey, Laurent, Gaia, Mahon. That's two guys who were on defense last year, and a freshman at right tackle who has been exclusively playing guard. We will be needing all of your powers, Herb Hand.