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Oregon players support decision to dismiss Darren Carrington

NCAA Football: Pac-12 Media Day Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this month, Oregon head coach Willie Taggart sent shockwaves through the program when he dismissed Darren Carrington, Oregon’s leading wide receiver, after he was arrested for a DUII back on July 1. Carrington then transferred within the conference to Utah, where he’ll suit up against the Ducks this fall in Eugene.

During Pac-12 Media Days, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert and linebacker Troy Dye were asked for their opinions of Taggart’s decision.

"We're standing behind Coach T," quarterback Justin Herbert said Thursday. "Darren has moved on, and I think we are too." - via ESPN

Willie Taggart hasn't coached an official game for the Ducks yet, but there already seems to be an excellent level of respect for him within the locker room from the players.

And as far as facing their former teammate? Troy Dye is very much looking forward to Oregon’s game against the Utes this year at Autzen Stadium.

"It's probably going to be pretty fun to see Darren come back to Autzen and play against him," sophomore linebacker Troy Dye said. "But we're looking forward to going out there and getting a W." - via ESPN