Seven Chippewas gone from football roster
OL Matt Kanitz, OL Kent King, K Paul Mudgett, RB Nick St. John, LB Kevin Sweet, DL Joe Wirth, and LB Shane Torzy have all left the program in one way or another.
In the case of Kanitz, he was not medically cleared to play due to a number of knee injuries he has suffered over the years.
For Torzy, he is graduating in May and is opting to not return for his final season of eligibility.
Certainly the loss of Kanitz and King affect the depth of the offensive line and the loss of Mudgett takes away some of the contenders in the race at kicker.
Mudgett went 1-for-5 in field goals last season, with a 29 yarder being the only one he made during the season. He also went 5-for-5 in PAT’s.