Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Mar'Keise Irving announced Friday that he has entered the transfer portal.
I want to thank my coaches,teammates and the University Of Minnesota, I have entered the transfer portal - Bucky Irving TRUST….— Mar’keise Irving (@BuckyIrving) April 8, 2022
The Gophers have now lost their two leading rushers from last season. Ky Thomas transferred to Kansas earlier this year.
This has the potential to be a bit of a disaster for Minnesota. Mohamed Ibrahim is returning next season, but there is no guarantee he'll be 100% after recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. The same goes for Trey Potts, who is trying to work his way back from an unspecified ailment. And Bryce Williams is recovering from a lower leg injury he suffered late last season.
The only healthy running back on the roster at the moment is true freshman Zach Evans, who enrolled this spring.