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Where does Phil Knight fit in that chart?

Knight just builds the facility and keeps cheer a non-scholarship sport.

Really, those on this board should now debate the opposite strategies that Boise and Fresno too to try to be BCS schools.

In the past decade, Boise never played anyone outside until going to Oregon. Fresno played road games and did get home games with Oregon St and Wisconsin. The did beat Oregon St in 2001 as they were the #1 SI team. Outside of that, Boise just tried to have no loses yet Fresno State wanted to be the best team who plays anyone. Look who won.

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LaGarrette Blount should become a professional boxer, the Boise State player must of said something that really pissed him off.

That Boise State player not only said something, but also physically provoked Blount by giving him a bit of a shove/slap as Blount was walking away. You can clearly see BSU's head coach turning his head and trying to push back that BSU player before Blount lands that punch.

His conduct towards the fans wasn't so good, but at the same time, he's a college kid getting taunted by the student section that likely wasn't using church language.

I'd give Blount a little slack....suspend him for a game, maybe two at the most.

Personally I feel that whoever the player who taunted him should be suspended, at minimum, three games just for being unlucky enough to have instigated the whole thing. If you are lighting lizards on fire and it ends up taking down the entire forest, it's still you're fault no matter your intent. Blount on the other hand should be kicked off of the team and out of the school. It's one thing to sucker punch a player who's talking smack, that's bad enough. But it's another thing entirely to cause the scene that he did. Fighting with fans, security, coaches, and even your own players? I don't care how emotional of a sport football is, what Blount pulled was absolutely uncalled for and needs to be SEVERELY punished. And who cares if he's a college "kid"? It's rare to see a Pop Warner player lose it bad. And if the team doesn't lay the smack down, I hope his conference/The NCAA/Whoever else could possibly do that should. Blount caused a scene that will be linked to Oregon football for a long time to come, and if the necessary reactions aren't taken, it could hurt the entire Oregon program.

Before the game they we're comparing Blount to Brandon Jacobs, but after this I wonder if he'll even get much of a look from the NFL. I seriously believe that with guys like Pac Man stirring up so much trouble, and with a commissioner as strict as Goodell, NFL teams are/will soon be much less willing to take risks on guys who are known head cases.

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I think the punishment ought to depend on a few things. If this is totally out of character for the guy, then I don't want to see one bad moment have too much of a negative impact on his life. If that's the case, I'd suspend him indefinitely and give him the ol' "you can come back if you can show good behavior" line. Then, if he does, I'd let him back after three games and keep practicing. If he's more of a problem guy, then I'd make him show more (like maybe volunteering during what used to be practice time) and not even consider letting him back to practice for a few weeks. Tell him he can stay in school and if he behaves, he'll be able to practice in a month and maybe able to play the last few games. In either case, if he handles it well, he deserves another shot, because he's going to be on a very short leash. I'd just want to be careful not to ruin his life over one bad incident.

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I think the punishment ought to depend on a few things. If this is totally out of character for the guy, then I don't want to see one bad moment have too much of a negative impact on his life. If that's the case, I'd suspend him indefinitely and give him the ol' "you can come back if you can show good behavior" line. Then, if he does, I'd let him back after three games and keep practicing. If he's more of a problem guy, then I'd make him show more (like maybe volunteering during what used to be practice time) and not even consider letting him back to practice for a few weeks. Tell him he can stay in school and if he behaves, he'll be able to practice in a month and maybe able to play the last few games. In either case, if he handles it well, he deserves another shot, because he's going to be on a very short leash. I'd just want to be careful not to ruin his life over one bad incident.

If dude's life is ruined, it's his own damn fault. No matter what was said to him, there is no reason, excuse, or logical rationalization for Blount's actions. He needs to be kicked off the team and possibly kicked out of the school. Not based on what could have happened, but what did happen. I don't want to hear that Blount almost started a riot or that he almost went into the crowd. He didn't. What he did though, was embarrass the :censored: out of himself, his team, and his entire university. He's obviously not going to hold himself accountable, so it's up to the team and university. His actions were borderline criminal. Yes, the Boise State kid, Hout, ran up on him taunting him--and yes, people who run up on you like that most likely aren't coming to say good game and good luck next week--but we all know the guy that reacts always gets the worst of it. Plus, Blount punched a teammate in the helmet and tussled with people trying to diffuse the situation and keep his dumb ass from going into the stands (which would have certainly resulted in Blount catching a case).

There are standards that members of an organization must abide by. Blount is there to play football, not to go to class or contribute to student life. He is useless to Oregon if not playing ball, and he doesn't deserve to play ball anymore. Therefore, get him out. Now.

One other thing, Hout, the Boise kid, has to be sat down for a game. He went over to Blount got up in his grill, and gave Blount a little push. You don't deserve to get off scott-free when you put your hands on someone just because you got Deebo'd on national TV. He's a dumb ass too...and he got knocked the :censored: out for being a dumb ass. Oregon needs to knock Blount the :censored: out for being a dumb ass...out for good.

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Before the game they we're comparing Blount to Brandon Jacobs, but after this I wonder if he'll even get much of a look from the NFL. I seriously believe that with guys like Pac Man stirring up so much trouble, and with a commissioner as strict as Goodell, NFL teams are/will soon be much less willing to take risks on guys who are known head cases.

You're kidding right? Despite the efforts of Roger Goodell, an NFL team will sign an axe murderer who has a reality show documenting his work as long as the team thinks that player can help them win. How many teams did Lawrence Phillips play with? Christian Peter got drafted despite the fact that it was pretty well documented that he was a psychopath.

This is The NFL son. Character is that guy in the stands dressed up like a dog or Darth Vader.

EDIT: And can we get off our high horses and stop acting like the guy pulled out a gun and opened fire on a crowd of mothers and their babies? He popped a guy on the opposing team (best punch in a long time if you ask me) and went after some fans who, as someone so eloquently stated, "likely weren't using church language." Big f-ing deal. We'll put up with all manner of criminal in football and we'll turn a blind eye to coaches who are clearly unstable yet now all of a sudden there's a morality play breaking out because things got a little heated after a game? Please. Spare me the drama. It happened and while ugly and not exactly a great representation of college football, it's hardly the end of the world. Suspend the kid for two games and let's move on.

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That punch by Blount was massively disasterous for the Ducks as he is now supsended for the season after landing that sucker punch on that Boise State player.

Oregon's season has just crashed and freaking burned on the Blue Turf last night... Ouch. I want to laugh hysterically as I think the Ducks are a bit overrated, but I sort of feel bad for the kid because this one moment of blown anger has basically made him lose a ton of possible money come draft time.

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LaGarrette Blount should become a professional boxer, the Boise State player must of said something that really pissed him off.

That Boise State player not only said something, but also physically provoked Blount by giving him a bit of a shove/slap as Blount was walking away. You can clearly see BSU's head coach turning his head and trying to push back that BSU player before Blount lands that punch.

His conduct towards the fans wasn't so good, but at the same time, he's a college kid getting taunted by the student section that likely wasn't using church language.

I'd give Blount a little slack....suspend him for a game, maybe two at the most.

I understand completely Blount got caught up in a heated moment coming off of a game that Oregon clearly had their chances to get back into, I'm all for a 1 or 2 game suspension just that Blount can clear his head and get back to the field.

Hopefully the two schools can work it out and that Blount and Hout can come to an apology or something in that nature.

However, Blount has been suspended before. He was indefinatly suspended earlier this spring, I don't care if it was for skipping classes or whatever, he has been warned, and still gives a negative reputation to the University. If I was Oregon I would kick him off the team, however let him keep his scholarship and pursue his degree.

How does that give a negative reputation to the University? He threw the punch, not anyone else. It only gives him a negative reputation. Its like the bogus reputation that all Philly fans are animals because a handful of people 40 years ago threw snowballs at a skinny Santa Clause, or one idiot threw a battery at JD Drew. Those people are idiots and animals, not the rest of us. I cant stand the fact that some people will now consider anyone attending the University of Oregon a thug, because one dope decided to throw a sucker punch.

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How does that give a negative reputation to the University? He threw the punch, not anyone else. It only gives him a negative reputation. Its like the bogus reputation that all Philly fans are animals because a handful of people 40 years ago threw snowballs at a skinny Santa Clause, or one idiot threw a battery at JD Drew. Those people are idiots and animals, not the rest of us. I cant stand the fact that some people will now consider anyone attending the University of Oregon a thug, because one dope decided to throw a sucker punch.

You honestly don't think the school bears any responsibility for something done by a player wearing its uniform?

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Blount suspended for season

Hout will not be suspended for taunting Blount. Boise State spokesman Max Corbet told The Associated Press in an e-mail that Petersen planned to spend time with Hout this week to help him learn from what happened.

Good for Oregon and good for the college football. Not only does this suspension teach that player a lesson, but it's a warning to players across the nation that the NCAA means business when it comes to acting like a total thug.

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lmao @ Hout not getting any sort of suspension. Wow.

Blount's punishment fit the crime, IMO. He embarrassed himself, the team, and gave the school a bad name as well. It's a shame that it had to happen during his senior season, but there was really nothing else that Oregon could do other than what was done.

Still can't believe Hout isn't going to miss any games because of this. The initial instigator gets no punishment. Wow.

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lmao @ Hout not getting any sort of suspension. Wow.

Still can't believe Hout isn't going to miss any games because of this. The initial instigator gets no punishment. Wow.

Nobody would even think about suspending Hous had Blount not gone totally insane. After seeing Blount's suspension, I can see how Hout getting off scott-free looks a bit soft, but no punishment for Hout is the right call.

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