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Brandon Dawkins leaves Indiana football program

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After transferring to Bloomington in the off-season, Dawkins’ tenure with the Hoosiers is a short-lived one as the quarterback has left the program.

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Quarterback Brandon Dawkins has left the Indiana football team, per Mike Miller of the Herald-Times.

Dawkins transferred to Indiana in the off-season as a graduate transfer, looking to revitalize his once-promising career. While at Arizona, the signal-caller suffered a knee injury that made way for Khalil Tate to take over and shine.

Looking for one last chance to start, Dawkins came to Indiana to take part in a battle with the incumbent Peyton Ramsey and freshman Michael Penix. Ramsey was awarded the job heading into week one which likely led to Dawkins’ decision.

The quarterback outlook now is a bit hazy for the Hoosiers. With Dawkins gone, Penix would theoretically be second in the depth chart but Indiana has expressed interest in red-shirting the freshman.

Mike Fiacable, a redshirt junior, and Johnny Pabst, a redshirt freshman, are also on the roster and would likely move up a spot with Dawkins’ departure.

Reese Taylor is still listed as an “athlete” on the official roster for the Hoosiers but spent the summer as a defensive back and a wide receiver, meaning a move back to quarterback likely seems out of the question.