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Georgia Tech Football: Junior A-Back Dennis Andrews Dismissed for "Violation of Team Rules"

Losing an upperclassman is tough, and only gets tougher when the depth chart at his position was already so thin.

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Paul Johnson revealed on Tuesday morning that rising junior A-Back Dennis Andrews has been dismissed from the football program, according to an AJC Report. The move comes a few weeks after a post-spring depth chart was released, omitting Andrews, who was thought to be an heir apparent to one of the recently-vacated starter spots.

The dismissal was said to be for an unspecified "violation of team rules". The violation wouldn't be Andrews' first incident of disciplinary action at Georgia Tech, after he was suspended for the first two games of the 2014 season for a violation of the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Conduct Policy. There has been no word yet on Andrews' plans moving forward.

The loss is a major one for an already-depleted core of A-Backs, who were looking to fill both starter spots in the wake of 4 graduated seniors: Charles Perkins, Deon Hill, B.J. Bostic, and Tony Zenon. Without Andrews, the Yellow Jackets will return only three scholarship A-Backs from last season: senior Broderick Snoddy, and redshirt freshmen Clinton Lynch and Qua Searcy. In addition, the post-spring co-starter alongside Snoddy was said to be walk-on redshirt junior Isaiah Willis. The post-spring depth chart is unaffected, and it looks like this:

Position First String Second String
AB Broderick Snoddy Clinton Lynch
AB Isaiah Willis Qua Searcy

The group will also be supplemented by three true freshmen: Nathan Cottrell, Omahri Jarrett, and TaQuon Marshall, although it's unclear as to whether Marshall will begin his career at A-Back or Quarterback.

Does this change your outlook on the 2015 season?