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Published: Friday, April 8 2011 11:49 p.m. MDT

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Big Hapa
Kaysville, UT

Now lets stay injury free, at least non-season ending injury free it still is football.

International Cougar Fan
Tacoma, WA

"Teams with the most coverage on ESPN will have the advantage in recruiting against teams with lesser coverage" Urban Meyer. Thanks Urban you can be an Cougar Club Member and someday you will learn to say BYU.

Bottom Line
Draper, UT

Good to see Chambers handling things like a man. This could be a major turnaround story even he his contributions as a football player are minor his example of hard work and dicipline would be unforgetable.

Cougar Eat Ute
Cedar Hills, UT

I will be attending my first ever Blue-White game today. It's a good send-off, seeing as I'll be on my mission for what could be two of the best years of BYU football in a long, long time.

GO COUGARS!

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

what in the world did Chambers do to warrent a year and a half suspension?

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

Good question, hedgie, Yeah, it sounds like Chambers is really on Bronco's bad side. He must have really ticked him off. I'm really surprised he is still around. I would think he could get a nice scholarship and play for a smaller school.

Striker
Omaha, NE

Any know if there is any audio for this?

My wife left me for Time Out for Women, so it'd be fun to get some sports in this weekend.

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

I'm pretty sure ksl is covering this with radio.. Check their site

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Chambers mom must be pressuring him to stay. Chambers football career is all but shot at the Y. It will be interesting to see if this guy cracks.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

"He had a chance to be released (from his scholarship) and he was released to go anywhere he wanted to go and he won't go."
The whole Chambers situation is a bit puzzling and this statement by Bronco is nonsensical. It seems as if Chambers has been in the dog house since day 1 and it has never been a good fit.
Either way, if he is staying at BYU to get a degree good for him.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

He also had serious academic problems... it's not all Bronco's disciplinary actions going on here....and besides hedgie and others... it's none of your business. If he's willing to sit it out more... power to him.

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

@Where's Stockton:

". . .and besides hedgie and others... it's none of your business."

I beg to differ. I think there is a story here of public interest. I don't need to know what he did to get thrown in the dog-house, but a big, physical, talented, non-LDS, black athlete staying at BYU while being suspended indefinitely from the football team begs the question, "Why?'. There is something very compelling that is keeping him here and I, for one, would like to know what it is.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"a big, physical, talented, non-LDS, black athlete staying at BYU while being suspended indefinitely from the football team begs the question, "Why?'."

I agree. Also from a public relations perspective the Y's going to need to juggle what appears to be a mainly minority issue.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

@hedgehog | 9:18 a.m. April 9, 2011

"what in the world did Chambers do to warrent a year and a half suspension? "

Sorry Hedgie, that is none of our business.

I am sure that Chambers is staying at BYU because there are some things that are more important than football.

BoringGuy
Holladay, UT

The more BYU messes with its own athletes, all of the more players won't want to ever join the team in Provo in the first place.

Let's face it, the team in Provo has some soul searching to do. And Mr. Holmoe wonders why the PAC declined to invite his school. And no, you didn't deserve a "courtesy" call either.

I Still Can't Say It
Holladay, UT

What I can't figure out is what exactly BYU is playing for in football? No conference championship and no way to get to a real bowl game.

But because I would like to be supportive of the strange move to become independent, I have a generous offer. Utah's going to be playing for PAC championships and Rose Bowl bids and what not. So I think the Utes should take themselves out of the running for the Beehive Boot.

Just think Cougars, you'll only have to beat Weber State and the Aggies to win the Boot. I don't think you'll lose to USU every year like last year -- so I expect you take the Boot to Provo from time to time.

Clear out some space in the trophy case down there in Provo!

BYU Student
Provo, UT

Are you saying that because you won't be winning it next year?

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

I Still Can't Say It,

BYU Student is right. Remind me again, how many times has Utah won it the past 5 years? Unless I'm mistaken, Utah is tied with Utah State in number of Beehive Boot victories in the past 5 years.

Quite frankly, I don't think it matters whether or not Utah is elegible to win it. The result will be the same most of the time.

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

Love all of the interest from u fans in the real university of utah football program which resides in Provo!

Mountainman56
Alpine, UT

The spring game was great. Lots of enthusiasm and excitement on this team. Heaps and Nelson were both very good. Nelson's TD pass to Rhen Brown was a thing of beauty. This is going to be a very good team! On the post game radio commentary, it was pointed out that there are only two schools in the country that have both football and basketball head coaches who are in the top ten highest winning percentage of active coaches. Those two schools are Ohio State and BYU - it sure is great to be a Cougar!

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