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Around the Base: Jamale Carothers dismissed from Navy, per report

Carothers ran for 14 touchdowns and had a 6.6 yards-per-carry average in 2019. According to the Capital Gazette, he has entered the transfer portal.

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Navy’s leading returning rusher won’t be coming back to the academy for his senior season.

According to a report last week from veteran reporter Bill Wagner at the Capital Gazette, Carothers was dismissed from Navy for an honor code offense and has entered the transfer portal.

Between his sophomore and junior campaigns, Carothers established himself as a reliable fullback who also displayed the ability to be explosive. Carothers ran for 14 touchdowns and had a 6.6 yards-per-carry average in 2019, providing a consistent smash to Malcolm Perry’s dash. Last season, splitting time at the position with Nelson Smith, Carothers ran for 358 yards and two scores while also catching another touchdown pass. With Smith having graduated, Carothers was the top returning ball carrier entering the 2021 camp.

With Carothers out of the picture, versatile slotback Chance Warren and young quarterback Xavier Arline are the top returning rushers for the Mids, as the two combined for 305 yards and three scores on the ground last year.

Links

  • Navy’s Cameron Kinley takes command of his NFL future (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Baylor working to add home-and-home series with Air Force to future schedule (SicEm365)
  • Notre Dame Adds Army Black Knights to 2024 Football Schedule (UHND.com)
  • Air Force faces unique challenges in 2021, but Troy Calhoun’s Falcons have reasons for optimism (The Athletic)
  • Former RMU Coach, Gateway Grad Delbert Tyler Takes New Position at Army (Pittsburgh Sports Now)
  • 2020 was a disaster for Navy football. The return of spring football offers hope for 2021. (Washington Post)

Notes

  • Emmett Davis and Jon Perry have been promoted to associate head coach positions by Navy head men’s basketball coach Ed DeChellis. The Navy Athletic Department announced the change on Monday.
  • Former Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite spent roughly $2.4 million on air travel during his eight-month tenure under the Trump administration – including a more than $24,000 flight to attend the Army-Navy football game with his family. (The Hill)