With starting safety Adam Hall already out for the year due to an ACL injury and cornerback Jourdan Grandon down for the rest of camp, the Arizona Wildcats could little afford another significant secondary setback. Welp. Thursday night, coach Mike Stoops announced starting cornerback Jonathan McKnight, a sophomore, is done for the year due to a knee injury.
The injury will impact more than just the defense as well, since McKnight was also penciled in as the team's top punt returner. Expect Trevin Wade and Shaquille Richardson to battle for the No. 1 CB spot, but both have pretty much just nabbed starting roles by necessity.
If there's one thing you'd like a Pac-12 defense to have lots of, it's probably pass defenders, so ugh.
Last year, McKnight played in six games, including the bowl game, producing a handful of tackles in each.