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Cristobal also announced that DJ James and Jamal Hill will be reinstated, though they will miss the Fresno State game.
— Zachary Neel (@zacharycneel) August 27, 2021
After declaring secondary starters DJ James and Jamal Hill were suspended indefinitely, Oregon Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal says the two players will miss the Fresno State game, but that’s it.
Both Hill and James were involved in an alleged incident with an airsoft gun that injured a few bystanders. The players are still facing three charges of reckless endangering, assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, and disorderly conduct.
With this decision, it seems as Oregon will go into the Ohio State game with all of their defensive pieces in place. But whether or not James and Hill will be able to just assume their starting dutied remain to be seen.
The Ducks have had several freshmen step up in fall camp, such as Twikweze Bridges and Dontae Manning, who have the pure talent to fill in and not have Oregon miss much of a beat.
Oregon is scheduled to open the 2021 season Sept. 4 with the Bulldogs for an 11 a.m. kickoff on the Pac-12 Network.