Geoff Bacon

Army’s QB is M.I.A. during start of camp


A.J. Schurr left spring practice as Army’s projected starter at quarterback. As fall camp opened, Schurr was nowhere to be found.

According to’s Sal Interdonato, Schurr was not at practice Monday due to an undisclosed injury. Army head coach Jeff Monken didn’t elaborate on the situation other than to say Schurr won’t attend camp until he’s “healthy enough to practice.”

During Schurr’s first two seasons with the Black Knights, he played in 10 games, threw for 326 yards and rushed for 147 more. He’s expected to finally take over at quarterback, but he can’t when he’s not even at practice.

Schurr’s loss will likely be Angel Santiago’s gain. Santiago, a senior, started in 11 games last season. His experience will help Army as the team transitions under their new head coach.

Schurr wasn’t the only player missing from practice. Senior safety Geoff Bacon, who is a team captain, is in the same predicament as Schurr. With Bacon out of the lineup, sophomore Steven Johnson received first-team repetitions at free safety.