Hayes done

No surprise here. Jerome Hayes is done for the season. The stand up end tore his anterior cruciate ligament late in Saturday's game when an Oregon State player chop blocked him. According to a release, Hayes, a redshirt junior, will undergo surgery to repair the knee. It should take nine months to rehab. Penn State is expected to ask the NCAA for another redshirt, a medical one, for Hayes. It was a shame to see for a number of reasons. One, Hayes tore the ACL in his other knee (the right one) last season against Wisconsin and had to work hard to get back in time for the season opener. Two, it was hard not to feel for the kid as he was visibly upset after it happened. Hayes is considered one of the nicest players on the team. And three, it's just another blow to a defensive line that's taken a series of them.