Sophomore receiver McKay Jacobson has been sidelined a few games due to a leg injury. Hoping to play…
Jacobson a Game-Day Decision
Being from Texas, McKay Jacobson grew up watching TCU from time to time. "When I was growing up LaDainian Tomlinson was there and Coach Franchione was the head coach," said Jacobson. "I don't remember a whole lot about TCU but I do have a couple of buddies that goes there now. My kicker from my high school is there, but I don't know if he's the starter or anything." TCU is coming into town this week as the No. 8 team in the nation with possible BCS implications on the line. To make the contest even more grand, ESPN College GameDay will be broadcasting from just outside LaVell Edwards Stadium. The question is, will Jacobson be on the field or not? "I feel good walking around and sometimes I forget that I'm hurt," said Jacobson. "It's getting better. The status is if I'm ready to go, I'm going to go. I think with certain injuries it becomes a day-by-day process. Some people heal up faster and we just have to see how it goes in the next couple of days." So, things are fairly up in the air for Jacobson. "The coaches have really said too much to me," Jacobson said. "They occasionally ask me how I'm feeling but they haven't said too much. I think there will be many, many factors that go into whether or not I play. I think it will probably be a game-day type decision." Throughout the week Jacobson has been active but hasn't participated much with the team. "I've been going out and running about a bit, but I haven't really done much of the practice stuff," said Jacobson. "I'm just trying to stay loose, and I'm feeling better. I feel very confident about our team and going in and playing those guys. They're going to come in ready to play." Still, he's been involved with the team even while sidelined, taking on a sort of coaching role when he can. Jacobson wants to help his teammates as best he can to win even when he's not on the field. "It's a different perspective being on the sidelines," Jacobson. "I just do what I can to help the team and talk to the receivers and let them know what I'm seeing as I'm there at the game. I just try and do what I can, but I want to play if I can. I guess we'll see."
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