Decision On Oregon’s Blount Could Come Tuesday

As if Jim Harbaugh didn’t have enough to prepare for on Saturday, now there’s rumbling that this may be the week LeGarrette Blount rejoins the Ducks. Of course Stanford’s head coach shouldn’t fret too much; anyone who’s been following college football at all (what do you mean you haven’t?) knows that Oregon is doing passably well without him.

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We knew that coach Chip Kelly was contemplating bringing Blount back at some point. The bigger question is, why? Is it wise to roll a grenade into the middle of a seven-game winning streak? Some say it’s for money, others that Kelly wants a hole card as the Ducks move closer to the really important games. Or, could he really just have the kid’s best interests at heart? Only Chip knows for sure, and he’s playing this one cagey.

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The LeGarrette Blount Apology Tour Is Underway

It’s no surprise that LeGarrette Blount waited until Saturday to call Boise State and apologize for getting all punchy and stuff; he probably spent all of Friday turning in his equipment. Five different game jerseys, five different pairs of pants, dozens of coordinated wristbands, elbow pads, socks, six pairs of cleats … what a project.

But after all of that was accomplished, he did head over to Chip Kelly’s office and call Boise State coach Chris Petersen and sucker punchee Byron Hout and apologized to both. And then he placed another call — to Jon Gruden. And that, my friends, is the significant portion of Blount’s grieving process. It goes like this: Anger, denial, acceptance, damage control. Now his real battle begins. Read more…