Having already parted ways with embattled head coach Chris Ash, it appears two Rutgers players are done for the 2019 season, too.

Appearing in the first four games of the season for the Scarlet Knights (1-4), both sophomore quarterback Art Sitkowski and junior running back Raheem Blackshear plan to sit out the remainder of the season and preserve a year of eligibility.

Asked specifically about Blackshear, interim head coach Nunzio Campanile was not exactly supportive of the decision.

“Am I disappointed by it? Incredibly. Do I understand it? I guess so,” Campanile began.

“I guess that’s the way the world is now. I think this is a game about your team, and it’s about sacrificing personal accomplishment for the success of the team. But that’s the world they live in and they have a lot of people telling them, ‘Worry about you, worry about you.'”

Here is the link to Campanile’s full comments, via CollegeFootballTalk:

A product of Warminster, Pennsylvania, Blackshear is the Scarlet Knights’ most dynamic playmaker. Carrying the football 143 times for 586 yards (4.1 AVG) in 2018, he also added 367 yards receiving.

Through the first four games of the 2019 season, Blackshear had caught two touchdown passes and added 88 yards on the ground.

Playing without Sitkowski and Blackshear, Rutgers fell to Maryland, 48-7, on October 5. Looking to pick up their first B1G win since 2017, the Scarlet Knights will travel to Bloomington to face the Indiana Hoosiers (3-2) on Saturday (12:00PM ET, BTN).