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Good catch, Frank. I'm a fan of Billy's ideas, too- something I'd be doing if this were mine. I find myself using Topaz more and more these days.
Not that it has to match exactly, but you could probably darken that blue with a Levels adjustment to help the banner match the uni (middle slider to the left). I'd also increase the size of the photo so the subject fills the frame. Maybe even to the point where his lower legs are gone (leaving from the knees up). More dynamic, and that background becomes mostly a non-issue.
Looks great, though...