For those who read the message board on letsrun.com, a thread has recently popped up claiming that Rupp will redshirt at Oregon this spring. Any athlete who skipped a season to train for the Olympics gets a free pass, so in theory, he would have that option.
However, both UO director of track and field Vin Lananna and UO associate director of track and field Dan Steele said there were no plans for Rupp to redshirt this season.
“We have no plans to redshirt Galen Rupp,” Lananna said. “He will open up either at the UCLA dual meet or the following week at the Oregon Relays.”