It has been floating around the Twitter-verse for a few hours, but per Alex Markham of Utenation.com on the Rivals network, sources are saying that Utah running back Armand Shyne will be looking for a new home and transferring out of the program. Shyne won the starting running back job in 2016 when Joe Williams retired, but blew out his knee against Arizona and cut his season short. He also missed the 2017 season due to injuries.
Shyne was the No. 2 back this past season behind Zack Moss, but assumed the starting role when Moss went down. Shyne is a quality running back, and whatever program picks him up, if he is indeed leaving, will be getting a good player. For his career Shyne rushed for 885 yards, 9 touchdowns and averaged 4.5 yards per carry. He really helped Jason Shelley out in his first start against Oregon, picking up 174 yards on the ground. He did struggle to get moving a bit after that Oregon game, but he also didn’t get any more than 17 carries in a game after that.
Shyne was going to be competing in a crowded backfield with Moss returning for his senior season, as well as the emergence of TJ Green, the return of Devonta’e Henry-Cole and the arrival of four star running back Jordan Wilmore. This will be a fun group to watch.
If Shyne does move on, I wish him the best of luck and hopefully earns a starting role somewhere.