What did Boise State's Byron Hout say to Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount after the Broncos defeated the Ducks, 19-8, in last season's opener in Boise?
"'How 'bout that [blank]-whuppin'. That’s what I said," Hout told the Idaho Statesman.
Blount responded with a right hand to Hout's chin, and the linebacker was not allowed to talk to the media until last Friday.
"The whole incident was emotion," Hout said. "Emotions were running high from the game and I think that just carried over to the whole incident. I kind of learned that you can't let emotions do that anymore. You have to be in control of your emotions. A great football player is in control of his emotions out there. You can't just be out there running wild."
Hout said he spoke with Blount the day after the incident and that both were remorseful.
"It's always going to be a shadow, I guess, in my career — a dark point," Hout said. "But I just try to learn from it. Everything happens for a reason and that happened to teach me, and hopefully a lot of other players, that you can't let your emotions get out of control. ... My kids are going to see it. It's going to be something I'm going to have to explain to them."