The Army Black Knights are looking to turn their recent luck around going into the 2016 season, but it certainly doesn’t seem like they are going to be able to do that. Things got much harder as potential starting quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw has left the team and will leave West Point.
It was reported by Sal Interdonato of the Times Herald-Record that Bradshaw would be leaving the team after he did not show up to practice on Tuesday. This comes after he seemed to be the frontrunner to win the starting job in a scrimmage this past Saturday.
“He has some administrative stuff for something on campus,” Army coach Jeff Monken said after practice. “There’s things, especially with the start of school, just stuff you can’t control.”
Bradshaw made seven starts in 2015 and ran for 450 yards and five touchdowns, while throwing for 429 yards and five scores. His departure leaves the team with Chris Carter, who started the team’s final two games of last season, as their only experienced quarterback.
It will be interesting to see how Army rebounds from this pretty significant loss. The Black Knights open the season on Sept. 2 against Temple.