Darian Durant may be the only one in Regina this week who hasn’t wanted to step inside the new mosaic stadium.
He had to do so on Wednesday and admitted it was a little uncomfortable.
But it wasn’t as uncomfortable as it was to walk into the waiting throng of reporters wanted to pick at the scabs of the wound left by Darian Durant and Chris Jones and the trade two months ago that left Durant an Alouette.
We were reminded of the league’s top off-season storyline as media, not only from Saskatchewan but around the CFL, wanted to hear what Durant is thinking upon his return to Riderville.
But this week was also the first time Durant could put on an Alouette jersey, meet some new teammates and start to move on. He says he is and his tone is changing, even to the point he gave a thoughtful answer about how he can understand that Jones wants to win with his own guys and Durant wasn’t one of those.
It’s progress. But like Henry Burris leaving Saskatchewan, it’s going to take much more than two months to move on from an emotional breakup.