Last week, Indiana head coach Tom Allen announced that Peyton Ramsey had won the battle for the starting quarterback position heading into the season opener against Florida International. Now, one of those key competitors for the No. 1 spot is leaving the program.

According to Mike Miller of the Herald Times, graduate transfer Brandon Dawkins has made the decision to leave the program after failing to win the starting job. He initially transferred in from Arizona.

Dawkins was one of three quarterbacks in the mix for the starting job, along with Ramsey and freshman Michael Penix. Though Ramsey won the starting job, Allen said he wouldn’t be surprised if all three guys saw snaps at some point in the year.

Prior to transferring to Indiana, Dawkins appeared in 23 games at Arizona, throwing for 2,415 yards and 15 touchdowns in three seasons with the Wildcats. After appearing in 10 games in 2016, Dawkins was beat out for the starting job by Khalil Tate.

The Hoosiers got a lot younger at quarterback with Dawkins’ departure. That quality depth isn’t quite as strong as it was entering the season, either.

Indiana opens the season on Saturday against FIU.