NEWSLINE: Plans change for incoming Coug RB?

DANIEL JENKINS

ARIZONA TRANSFER RUNNING BACK Daniel Jenkins, who decided in January to come to Washington State, is instead staying in the desert according to reports. Jenkins, who will be a redshirt senior in 2013, had 67 carries for 293 yards this past season and was leaving Arizona in order to have the opportunity to become the featured back.

Rich Rodriguez announced that Daniel Jenkins would return to Arizona, calling him "a co-starter." CF.C calls to Jenkins over this past week have gone unreturned. You can read more about it here

After making his choice to join Washington State back in January, Jenkins had said he looked forward to a fresh start on the Palouse.

"I talked with (Mike Leach and Jim Mastro) this past weekend while I was on a visit there," said Jenkins. "We talked about how they want to utilize me and we were on the same page. I'll be able to contribute in a variety of ways.

"And I'll finally get that chance to be a featured back."

Jenkins has played in 32 games over three seasons at Arizona. He has 495 career rushing yards on 106 career carries.

Coming out of spring, Teondray Caldwell was the Cougs' top running back performer. But Theron West and Marcus Mason saw more reps with the starting unit than most pundits had expected heading into the spring session. Caldwell had a run-in with the law in late April, with WSU saying the matter would be handled internally.

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