Delone Carter Reinstatement Plan in Place, Says Syracuse Assistant
According to ESPN's Brian Bennett, Casullo said the following to Syracuse-based ESPN Radio 97.7: "Trust me, Coach [Doug] Marrone and the administration have come up with a plan for Delone, and in my heart I believe it's going to work out for the best for him and for this football team ... we'll welcome him back with open arms ... once he serves his penance, I'm sure he'll be back."
Those are about the most affirmative words you'll ever hear from a coach concerning a player who must clear several significant hurdles in order to gain reinstatement to his school.
That said, his impact could be minimal, at least early in the season. He cannot return to the team until he returns to school, near the end of fall camp. Syracuse can lean on several other quality backs but only Carter has a 1,000-yard season under his belt. He also has a classic mid-sized back's build that offers versatility as a power runner with some wiggle and ability to make plays in the short passing game. Given Syracuse's longstanding offensive anemia, he's clearly important to digging out of the Big East cellar this year.