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Report: Oregon TE Colt Lyerla not with team for Colorado game

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Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla did not travel with the Ducks to Colorado for Saturday’s game against the Buffaloes, Comcast Sports Northwest reported.

The revelation comes three weeks after Lyerla expressed his frustration over Oregon coach Mark Helfrich’s rather vague description of Lyerla’s absence from the Ducks’ game with Tennessee.

Lyerla later apologized for making his feelings public, but a rift might be at play here between the star tight end and the first-year coach. While Lyerla is an elite talent, he has just two catches on the year and hasn’t touched the ball since week two against Virginia.

Complicating matters further for Lyerla is the emergence of freshman Johnny Mundt, who has six catches for 149 yards and two scores. Perhaps there is a reasonable explanation for why Lyerla didn’t make the trip, but coming so soon after his recent issues, it makes one wonder whether we’ll see much of Lyerla the rest of the way, if at all.

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2 Responses to “Report: Oregon TE Colt Lyerla not with team for Colorado game”
  1. tttrojan4life says: Oct 5, 2013 7:40 PM

    The biggest scumbag in college football.

  2. John A. says: Oct 5, 2013 7:40 PM

    Best lyric ever in a song: ‘They’ll never forget you until somebody new comes along….’

    You can only act like a prima donna (ie pissing off your coach) if there isn’t anyone around who can replace you.

    Appears that Lyerla is finding out that he isn’t irreplaceable.

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