Coach’s decision leaves Oregon TE Colt Lyerla at home for Ducks’ game at Colorado

Oregon starting tight end Colt Lyerla did not travel with the second-ranked Ducks to Colorado on Saturday based on a coach's decision, sports information director Dave Williford said.

The Ducks didn't seem to miss Lyerla much, taking a 29-10 lead after the first quarter, but this could be a signal of a larger problem between Lyerla and coach Mark Helfrich.

Lyerla was unhappy earlier this season after he missed the Tennessee game and Helfrich explained his absence by saying, 'circumstances' numerous times during his postgame press conference but never explaining what he meant.

Lyerla explained his absence from the Tennessee game saying he had been sick the previous week and didn't participate in enough practices to be eligible to play under team rules.

Lyerla has made just two catches this season and hasn't touched the ball since the second game of the season at Virginia. More to come on this one.

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