Ducks receiver Darren Carrington eligible to return Saturday
Wide receiver Darren Carrington is eligible to return to the playing field on Saturday against Washington State after a six-game NCAA suspension. Carrington failed a drug test before the 2015 CFP national title game.
It is not known whether or not the redshirt sophomore will play on Saturday after being cited by Eugene police on Sept. 26 for having an open container of alcohol.
If Carrington does indeed play, it would be a huge boost to the Oregon offense. Carrington proved to be one of Oregon's most dynamic wide receivers in 2014.
Despite not seeing the field yet this season, Carrington's coaches have been impressed with his attitude and his competitiveness.
“I’ve been really happy with his attitude and effort,” said wide receivers coach Matt Lubick. “Sometimes with a guy not having the motivation that he’s going to be on the field on Saturday, you naturally would see a guy not practice as hard. He’s been the exact opposite.”
Lubick also went on to say that Carrington has helped Oregon's defense improve.
“One of his biggest strengths is he loves to compete and he loves to practice,” Lubick said. “He made our defense better because everyone’s going to have a hard time covering him when he was on scout team.”
(h/t The Register Guard)