BYU basketball: Cougars plan on having Brandon Davies back next season


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  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    April 25, 2011 9:28 a.m.

    A few questions:

    If Davies was just a run of the mill non-athlete, regular joe, sociology major at the Y, would everyone be so excited for this situation?

    If the run or mill non-athlete kid was in your ward, would you be giving him the full hand of fellowship or whispering in the corners about him not serving a mission and breaking the commandments?

    Would you be "so excited" if this was your son going through this situation?

    Would you point to your son as a shining example to the youth if he was in Davies situation?

    Seems to me that we are too quick to pass judgement or assign forgiveness either way in a casual manner. Or course, this isn't just a BYU issue, it isn't just an LDS issue but a people issue altogether. We put ourselves higher than others, judge, gossip, backbite, etc. But we despise when others do the same to us or our own. Seems we (LDS and non-LDS alike) ought to mind our own business, love as the Savior loves and leave the judgements to Him.

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    April 24, 2011 7:39 p.m.

    Great News!!! I look forward to your return to the team Davies!

  • iftheresanythingvirtuous Salt Lake City, UT
    April 24, 2011 1:54 p.m.

    Way to go, Brandon! You can do it! We are soooo proud of you!!

  • MESOUTE Karchaj, A.V.
    April 24, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    Great news for this kid. Hope he does well from his return all the way through his college career.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    April 24, 2011 9:21 a.m.

    Something I don't quite get, is the fact that the posters railing about supposed judgmental actions related to private, willingly entered into honor code agreements between BYU, it's student athlete, his coach - are somehow open to derision and attack by parties with no standing in them. Aren't these posters inflicting their own judgement on the actions of others as well ?

    I hope Davies makes a great end to this story. MANY byu students through the years have done exactly as he has with regard to withdrawing from school - making things right and come back. Did it myself once, so I know it happens.

  • truecoug1 Provo, UT
    April 24, 2011 2:42 a.m.

    @Just Jargon "What happened to forgiveness? I thought our sins were paid for by our Saviour...and he asked us to repent...does that mean we really "do" have to suffer for our own sins? Or does the Saviour "really" atone for them? Which way is it? BYU has to dish out "punishment", or the Saviour really has paid the price for those sin? Can't be both ways. "

    Interesting...I'm pretty sure Christ paid for the sins of the moneychangers in the temple, too. That didn't stop Him from chasing them out with a whip...so which way is it?

    The Atonement of Jesus Christ allows us the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins on conditions of repentance. It does NOT mean we do not have to suffer the consequences of our actions here on Earth. Rather, it allows us to learn from the mistakes that we all make and to be cleansed from them through the repentance process.

    Brandon Davies made a mistake and there were consequences for that mistake. However, he has handled it all with great aplomb and I respect and admire him for that. I wish him all the best.

  • truecoug1 Provo, UT
    April 24, 2011 2:29 a.m.

    @SJ Bobkins "Where is there any biblical scripture advising confession to leaders in place of confessing to Jesus in prayer with a desire to be forgiven and for the Holy Ghost to bring peace?"

    Excellent question...why don't we ask the Catholic church? They've been confessing to their leaders for generations.

    We don't confess sins to the bishop seeking forgiveness from him. Rather, the bishop helps us along the repentance process. Confession to God and Christ is th integral part of this repentance process and it is from them that we receive forgiveness, not the bishop.

  • truecoug1 Provo, UT
    April 24, 2011 2:15 a.m.

    @bigutefan "...we will drag your name through the mud, publicly humiliate you, and kick you out of school."

    LOL, why is it that people are blaming/accusing BYU of humilating Davies? The ONLY thing BYU reported was that Davies had been dismissed from the TEAM (not from school) for a violation of the Honor Code. In no way did they reveal what the violation was...we have the good ol' Salt Lake Tribune (that "newspaper up north") to thank for that.

    BYU handled it in exactly the right way and in no way did they betray any confidences. The reason this story has gotten so much play is that in a world where the principles of accountability and moral standards are ridiculed and shoved aside, BYU stuck to its guns and kept to its standards without making any weak concessions to public opinion, something schools like OSU, Oregon, and others are unwilling to do. For BYU, that is to be lauded and commended.

    Brandon Davies is a great example of someone who understands, and respects, the Honor Code, and my hat's off to him for working through this tough situation. I wish him all the best.

  • UGradBYUfan Snowflake, AZ
    April 24, 2011 12:13 a.m.


    I don't know where you get the idea that people are worshiping Brandon. I have read every comment and I have heard admiration, but there is a big difference between admiration and worship. Most have made comments about his response to the public scrutiny, not praising his mistake. Ultimately, he and the team would have been better off if he wouldn't have made the mistake. But with that said, he did make the mistake and he responded in a very mature way to a very difficult situation.

    In a world where athletes try to lie to hide their mistakes, rationalize, and blame everyone but themselves, Brandon's situation is very refreshing. How many 19 year old young men would publicly admit his mistake and recognize the great support that he has received without making any excuses or blaming anyone else? If you call this worship, then I am worshiping. I am a high school teacher and what I hear is excuses and averting responsibility.

  • jimhale Eugene, OR
    April 23, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    Jesus said a lot of things worth remembering....particularly at Easter.

    One was:
    Neither do I condemn you.
    Another was:
    Go, and sin no more.

    Some want to forget both sayings.
    Some want to forget just the first.
    Some want to forget just the second.
    Repentance touches on both.
    And is a cause for rejoicing.

    Go White, Go Blue.
    And Brother Davies, too.

  • nottyou Riverton, UT
    April 23, 2011 12:01 p.m.

    Troutman: "If you would have went to Utah State..."

    If Troutman is an example of the education you get at Utah State, don't do it! Brutal...

  • SeattleUhasabballteam? Seattle, Wa
    April 23, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    salt ' peppa'

    Yeah since there are only 3 players left on the U team, he'd be guaranteed a starting spot...don't be so condescending to assume that everyone wants to play at the U. Not even your own players do.

    How Davies handled all of this is admirable. Go Cougs!

  • salt n' peppa' Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 23, 2011 9:16 a.m.

    Just throwing this out to the world... If you were in Davies' shoes and the University of Utah offered you a full ride what would you do? Given the situation and recent conference and coaching changes I think Utah would be the better fit for Brandon.

  • aggieblue Saint George, UT
    April 23, 2011 8:06 a.m.


    Maybe the message should be, get in trouble with the law, be good in football, sign with the u and have the court system downgrade your crime, so you can play. Sound familar.

    Most of us wouldn't agree with that, ute, cougar or aggie.

    Brandon made his mistake but also owned up to it, learned from it, and is moving on with his life a better person for the courage and integrity he showed. He will be able to help others along the way.

    Not too long ago there was a story about Luther Ellis, a great football player from the U. He made some bad mistakes, not the same ones that Brandon did. He was millionare one day and basiccally homeless another day. He has admitted what he did was not the best, some would be too embarrassed to admit should behavior. Not Luther, courage and integrity. Look at what he is doing now, you think he can help these young people with his life story? I do and I believe the same goes for Brandon.

    Lets all hope we would have the guts these two showed. Good luck to both the cougar and ute.

  • bigutefan Las Vegas, NV
    April 23, 2011 1:29 a.m.

    So the underlying message for the youth of the dominant religion of Utah is this: Go ahead and sin, confess the sin, we will drag your name through the mud, publicly humiliate you, and kick you out of school. But in the end, you can come back and play sports in Provo and we will give you a standing ovation. Why would anyone want this type of abuse?

  • troutman Washington, UT
    April 23, 2011 1:10 a.m.

    It just goes to show you Brandon that You should have followed your mentor fellow Provo High Player Tai Wesley to Utah State. If you would have went to Utah State, you would have been coming home from a Mission by now!

  • Honor Code Denver, Colorado
    April 23, 2011 12:01 a.m.

    What story are we going to see in next weeks paper about Davies???

    Dwell, Dwell, Dwell.........all is well.....Dwell, Dwell, Dwell

  • On the other hand Spanish Fork, UT
    April 22, 2011 10:57 p.m.

    Best wishes to Mr. Davies.

  • jimshoes Springville, Utah
    April 22, 2011 9:18 p.m.

    I am glad that Brandon Davies is going to be back on the BYU basketball team next year. Brandon Davies will be a great help on the basketball court and a great example for not hating BYU for taking him off the team. Go BYU.

  • Outsideview Federal Way, WA
    April 22, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    I wonder how many service hours are included in those "conditions"?

    Isnt not doing it again along with the other standard BYU qualifications good enough?

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    April 22, 2011 8:50 p.m.

    Best news i've heard in a long time, Davies is a good guy and deserves another chance. He will be "The Man" for the Cougars next year and with Harrison, Carlino and Winder coming in they could be a very good team for several years to come.

  • higv Dietrich, ID
    April 22, 2011 7:04 p.m.

    Those who only talk of Christs forgiveness get plenty of that in Protestant churches. And diffrence there? There has to be punishment for sins. If there was no punishment than there would be no need for a law. There are many students wanting to get in to BYU that never get a first chance to get in is it fair when someone breaks the honor code?

    There is repentance but you need to be willing to suffer the consequences or there would be no need for a law.

  • Z2010 Brigham City, UT
    April 22, 2011 6:27 p.m.

    Not surprised, Y will be much less talented next year without Jimmer and Emery, and they desperately need Davies. If I was Davies, I would transfer as soon as he is in good standing.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    April 22, 2011 6:13 p.m.

    No one goes to summer school anyway.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    April 22, 2011 5:28 p.m.

    Congratulations Brandon, I hope you have a good year and do well. I really admire and respect you for your courage and strength.

  • Spoxjox Redmond, WA
    April 22, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    Both extremes are off their rocker, though as usual the anti-BYUers take the cake.

    To the Brandon worshipers: Please. I'm as happy for Brandon (and for the Bball team) that he's got things in order. That's great. His private life should never have been made an issue to begin with. But the fact is, Brandon (and, incidentally, the team) would have been much better off if he hadn't violated his word in the Honor Code. The hero worship is not merely excessive, it's misplaced (and more than a little embarrassing).

    To the BYU haters: Comparing the Davies situation to the situation of allowing athletes back at the U of U is stupefyingly absurd, even for you. Davies was never even accused of doing anything illegal; that was made clear from the start. Admitting to violating some private aspects of an honor code is a very far cry from committing assault and battery and threatening someone's life. The two situations are in no reasonable sense comparable.

  • Serenity Now American Fork, UT
    April 22, 2011 4:30 p.m.

    To those questioning the newsworthiness of this story, I would submit that any article that attracts more than 5 posted comments is newsworthy. Especially if some of the posts come from people who seem irritated enough at BYU stories to post comments about them ("Followers"). This one has attracted over 39 comments thus far, from Fans and Followers.

    BYU Fans (and seemingly Followers) are genuinely interested in the makeup of next year's team, and Brandon Davies is a crucial piece of that team. The administration had been pretty tight-lipped about Davies' future in school, so this is definitely something worth reporting.

    Followers: Thank you for your support. You are like a pleasant spring breeze blowing through Cougar Nation.

  • staypuffinpc Provo, UT
    April 22, 2011 3:35 p.m.


    In answer, to your question, it may not be scripture to you, but it is to us as LDS. Here's one of the scriptures: D&C 42:57-59

    BTW, per my understanding (which is completely based on news reports, so take it for what it's worth), Brandon demonstrated real accountability for his actions and was the one to bring this whole thing to light in the first place. Perhaps I'm wrong on that, but if not, it certainly shows the power of his own convictions and his priorities in life, especially given the timing of it all.

    Kudos to you Brandon. It is not the challenges we face in life that determine what kind of person we will be, but how we confront them.

  • thebig1 SLC, UT
    April 22, 2011 3:19 p.m.

    seems he should go to the U

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    April 22, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    This is great news! I applaud Brandon for his courage to make it through this process. It would have been easy to give up and take an easier path.

    In addition to being happy for Brandon, I'm now very excited for BYU basketball. I believe Brandon will be the next NBA talent to come from the Cougs. I don't think he'll have many 40 or 50 point games, but I expect we'll see a lot of double, doubles coming from his stat sheet the next two years.

    Like Jimmer, he'll catch the NBA scouts attention his Junior year, and become a lock for a first round pick during his Senior year.

    Cougs will have a bit of a drop off, but I'm still expecting a 25+ win season and a Top 25 ranking. We'll move from a back court oriented team to a front court oriented team. With Brandon, Noah, C. Collinsworth, Abouo and Rogers playing the 3,4,5 we'll have plenty of fire power.

    But I expect to see Carlino, Winder and Harrison develop quickly and balance the backcourt. I'm hoping Rice doesn't lure Winder back to Vegas.

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    April 22, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    SJ Bobkins

    "To throw someone out of school for a non legal offense is un-Christian overkill."

    You're confused.

    College athletes are kicked off teams and out of school all the time for breaking team and school rules that aren't necessarily illegal. For example, cheating on a test or simply not going to class, though not illegal, can get you kicked out of school.

    Breaking a promise is un-Christian.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    April 22, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    I'm glad for Brandon and wish him well. I hope he has a fantastic season next year.
    If the team goes over to Europe to play this summer it should give alot of their young players some valuable experience and make them that much better this coming year. Go Cougars.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    April 22, 2011 2:36 p.m.


    I am so glad to hear it. Great for BYU!..... Great for Brandon!..... and Great for the basketball fans as well.

  • Come On Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2011 2:13 p.m.

    Coug, you don't understand everything. We just know what they want us to know.

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    April 22, 2011 1:54 p.m.

    I am very pleased.

    Many Cougar/BYU fans carefully monitored the handling of the Brandon Davies issue and were delighted with the praise offered to BYU for how this entire incident was handled.

    In the past BYU fumbled the ball badly in handling human resource/human relations issues like this. It is encouraging to see the university's leaders get this call right.

    My sense is that BYU will be ranked somewhere in the top twenty by the end of the 2011-2012 basketball season.

    Most importantly, I hope that the BYU culture continues to focus in positive ways in the way that it treats people -- whether they be power forwards or employees at the lowest ranks of the organization.

    BYU has an opportunity to be viewed as an exemplar for virtuous conduct in the way that it deals with issues. The LDS Church will continue to benefit from how the Davies issue has been handled. I hope that Church and university leaders recognize that fact.

    For Brandon Davies, I wish him success and happiness in his life -- not just on the basketball court but in everything that he strives to do and to become!

  • Monty1 South Jordan, UT
    April 22, 2011 1:53 p.m.

    Go Brandon. Can't wait to see you on the court again.

  • Coug Pleasant Grove, UT
    April 22, 2011 1:49 p.m.

    I'm a simple guy. Here are ten things I understand about the situation.
    1- BYU never dismissed Davies.
    2- Coach Rose suspended Davies.
    3- Davies choose to withdraw from school.
    4- BYU never disclosed what the infraction was.
    5- The media broke the story and supplied the details.
    6- The National Media fueled this firestorm.
    7- Repentance is between God and the individual.
    8- The Bishop recommends the individual for participation.
    9- BYU accepts the recommendation of the ecclesiastical leader.
    10-Just Jargon, there is a difference between forgiveness and consequences.

    Where have I gone wrong, and what have I missed?

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    April 22, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    I support Brandon getting back for the next season. I thought he wouldn't be able to play until the Fall term was over, similar to Harvey, but best result would be with start of next season. Brandon is growing up and will be a force for good if he continues to stay on the path that leads to salvation.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 22, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    @ Just Jargon
    You: I think having your name dragged through the national press and the mud all spring is enough punishment for anyone.

    Reply: You must be a criminal defense lawyer. Do you think that anyone who breaks a rule has paid the entire price simply because their transgression is made public?

    You: I think the rest of the BYU population is glad their sins haven't been dragged out in public like Brandons--students & employees--

    Reply: Do you know anyone who would be glad of this?

    Yes the savior makes it possible for all of us to be forgiven of all our sins but there has to be restitution. You don't understand the Atonement if you think differently. Brandon broke a rule which he agreed not to break and the consequence is that which he agreed to.

    It can and must be both ways. BYU is no respector of persons and neither is God. No favoritism for anyone.

    Perhaps you are one of those who believes that all you have to do is declare "I believe in Jesus" and all your sind are magically washed away. You would probably make a good politician. Just like Bill Clinton.

  • comchris Sandy, UT
    April 22, 2011 12:26 p.m.

    Why is this breaking news? You read and commented on it. You've answered your own question.

  • Two Cents Springville, Utah
    April 22, 2011 12:14 p.m.

    I'm happy for him, happy for the university and happy for the fans.

  • speedblue logan, Ut
    April 22, 2011 12:08 p.m.

    just jargon it is obvious you dont know anything about repentance or how to go about receiving forgiveness. Forgiveness is given after we prove willing to submit ourselves and humble ourselves. Forgiveness is given after we show positive works and improvement and growth. That is exactly what this plan is meant to do. It is meant to help him through the process and get him back on the court and in school. Do me a favor and study Atonement, Justice and Mercy. Brandon your a stud!

  • utahprincipal801 Sandy, UT
    April 22, 2011 12:07 p.m.

    So difficult to have one's mistakes aired across the country. Fine young man to experience this and decide to continue through this whole process. Great example to millions!

  • One-eyed pigeon West Jordan, Utah
    April 22, 2011 12:04 p.m.

    Good news on Good Friday!

  • Lone Star Cougar Plano, TX
    April 22, 2011 12:03 p.m.

    Brandon, Cougarnation is behind you and are happy you are on the road back. God bless you!

  • giggle Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2011 12:00 p.m.

    Cougs will be good again next year!!!!

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    April 22, 2011 11:58 a.m.

    The earlier comparison to some other unspecified situations made caused me to realize this could be used to make false analogies.

    I am not sure what specific cases were referred to above, however some of the cases tht have caused the most questions in sports discipline have involved criminal infractions. Davies actions were not criminal, and so the judicial system being too lenient on him or BYU seeking to hide crimes from law enforcement are not issues. We can not say this for Notre Dame's football team.

    Beyond this, the regulations, rules, penalties and process that Davies is going through are the same as a non-athlete would go through.

    The complaint against athletic teams is not often that they have criminals (which Davies is not) or people who otherwise violate rules, but that if these same people had been other than athletes they would have suffered much more severe consequences.

    Whether or not athletes get off on criminal charges more than the general population I do not know, but that is the perception at the heart of some of the complaints against college football.

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    April 22, 2011 11:56 a.m.

    Great news! We can't wait for the day when we can say, "Welcome Back Brandon!"

    We should all be grateful we have a Savior to help us out in times where we make mistakes.

    And we all make them.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    April 22, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    Davies, we are praying for your successful completion of those things you need to do, not because BYU basketball needs you, but because doing so will make you a better person. Be strong and know that we are hoping for the best for you.

    What remains unclear to me is how Davies withdrawing effects his earning credit for this semester. I doubt we will know, and in some ways feel we know too much already.

    Davies, you are a good man, and the Lord loves you.

  • thelogicalone salt lake city, UT
    April 22, 2011 11:48 a.m.

    You can do it Brandon, we look forward to having you back as well. Part of repentance/forgiveness is taking the steps necessary and it appears you are doing that AND accepting accoutability....I wish more people would do that. Best to you.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    April 22, 2011 11:47 a.m.

    What BYU and Davies are doing is a model for the rest of the athletes and universities around the country. I applaud this action plan and look forward it being successful. Thank goodness we have issues being addressed as this has been. Thanks to the BYU administration and all the best to Brandon Davies.

  • HerbSewell Las Vegas, Nevada
    April 22, 2011 11:41 a.m.

    I wonder if Dead Spin is going to mention this situation in light of everything they spread about the Honor Code in their previous article?

  • Just Jargon Orem, UT
    April 22, 2011 11:37 a.m.

    I think having your name dragged through the national press and the mud all spring is enough punishment for anyone.

    I think the rest of the BYU population is glad their sins haven't been dragged out in public like Brandons--students & employees--

    Let him back on the team and school for the summer and the trip. What happened to forgiveness? I thought our sins were paid for by our Saviour...and he asked us to repent...does that mean we really "do" have to suffer for our own sins? Or does the Saviour "really" atone for them? Which way is it?

    BYU has to dish out "punishment", or the Saviour really has paid the price for those sin? Can't be both ways.

    Seems like BYU has their own path for forgiveness--meeted out by some suited guys in some office on campus. Don't really believe in the atonement, do we?

  • Timpman Heber City, UT
    April 22, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    It's great to have it confirmed that a plan is in place for his return to BYU next Fall and season. His skills will be greatly needed this coming season.
    More importantly, the growth he will gain through meeting his goals and facing the adversity and media scrutiny will serve him well in years to come!
    Good Luck Brandon!!

  • SJ Bobkins Gilbert, AZ
    April 22, 2011 11:18 a.m.

    Crazy stuff the kid has been humiliated for 8 weeks in every area of the media that exists. To throw someone out of school for a non legal offense is un-Christian overkill. While on the cross Jesus promised a thief on one of the other two cross'es; that on the morrow you will be with me in paradise. The example shows that time isn't an important part of repentance. You don't effect a young man's life is good ways when you boot them out breaking your relationship. He should have stayed in school and on "morals" probation for three months or until he decides to marry. Unga shouldn't have been booted either and once married there was no longer an issue. The church is too interested in people's bedrooms and formal, public and extensive punishment. They lose at least half of those ex'ed, when maintaining close relationships would have done much to heal raw feelings involved in the situation. Where is there any biblical scripture advising confession to leaders in place of confessing to Jesus in prayer with a desire to be forgiven and for the Holy Ghost to bring peace?

  • Skippy West Jordan, UT
    April 22, 2011 11:18 a.m.

    I am happy for Brandon, but how can the Dnews justify this as breaking news?

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    April 22, 2011 11:13 a.m.

    I'm glad Brandon Davies finally has a plan in place to allow him to get back what he lost. I'm also glad that this whole thing didn't destroy his life.

    There are a few BYU fans that I hope are paying attention. They have been very critical of the U giving kids a second chance after being suspended by the team. It sounds like a heavy dose of mercy was given to Brandon Davies letting him complete the semester before having to withdraw, which basically means he misses no school. I know missing the tournaments was really hard on him and the team, but it certainly could have been worse.

    Good luck to Brandon and it's nice to see there's a light at the end of the tunnel for him.

  • IndianaCoug Bloomington, IN
    April 22, 2011 11:10 a.m.

    While this news isn't surprising it is nice to finally get new/information about the situation. Brandon Davies is a very mature sophomore who has dealt appropriately with this situation and is right on track to be a force next season. He has more upside than any cougar baller in recent history (including the Jimmer). Welcome back Brandon.

  • UGradBYUfan Snowflake, AZ
    April 22, 2011 11:08 a.m.

    This really does show a great deal of maturity in Davies. To work through these problems with so much public scrutiny shows the kind of individual that he is. This kind of pressure could cause an individual rebel, as previously stated, or a myriad of possible reactions that might not lead to change. But it appears from his statements he has seen and appreciated the support he has received, and has chosen to increase his resolve to overcome the very private struggle he is engaged in. Most in the world would not recognize his situation as a struggle. Most would feel that the run in with the Honor Code was a triumph. I believe that this shows tremendous character in Mr. Davies. But with that said, the most difficult part remains in front of him. God bless him and strengthen him in this process

  • 3grandslams N. Liberty, IA
    April 22, 2011 10:59 a.m.

    Awesome! Cougarmania just went through the roof! Cougar nation will be PROUD to welcome him back in the Fall.

  • TizTheSeason No.Logan, utah
    April 22, 2011 10:55 a.m.

    And this is breaking news? We all knew this would be the case.

  • YtxPat Sugar Land, TX
    April 22, 2011 10:54 a.m.

    Great News! We need him not only on the floor but we appreciate the great example he is. This is a Good Friday!

  • PGVikingDad Pleasant Grove, UT
    April 22, 2011 10:52 a.m.

    Woooooohooooo!!!! YEeeeeesssss! Congrats, Brandon, and welcome back! This whole thing has actually increased my respect and esteem for you by a factor of about fifty. You will be a force for the next two years, and a better man for the rest of your life. It's great to have you as a Cougar.

  • BYUCOLORADO Castle Rock, CO
    April 22, 2011 10:45 a.m.

    Sweet. I am a big Brandon Davies fan. The easy thing to do would have been to decide that BYU just has crazy rules and write them off. He seems mature.

    And he is a great basketball player. I look forward to him coming back to BYU next year.

  • Mormon88 Santa Clara, UT
    April 22, 2011 10:45 a.m.

    We Love you Davies!! Next years team will be killer im glad you have your priorities in the right place!

  • lonestar Fort Worth, TX
    April 22, 2011 10:45 a.m.