The Ohio Bobcats finished the 2015 season 8-5 and made an appearance in the Camellia Bowl. The team is looking to make an impact in the MAC this year, but they will be without potential starting quarterback J.D. Sprague.
It was reported on Wednesday that Sprague, a redshirt senior, had left the team. This comes after he was not with the team for Wednesday’s practice.
“He’s decided that he doesn’t want to continue,” head coach Frank Solich said.
Sprague took to Twitter and explained that he had been diagnose with thoracic outlet syndrome earlier this year, which led to his decision to leave the team.
In three seasons, Sprague has played in 21 games, 17 the last two years, and recorded over 2,200 yards and 10 total touchdowns. He was looking to play a big role for the team going into the 2016 season.
This is a huge blow for the Bobcats, but they will look to redshirt senior Greg Windham and redshirt freshman Quinton Maxwell to win the starting job this year.
The Bobcats open the season on Sept. 3 against Texas State.
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