Excellent mutual support!!! I have every confidence Brandon both deserves to be
reinstated and will be reinstated. People outside the compassionate healing
process simply have no idea how it works - they should just let it work. All
the best to Brandon in his future endeavors!
Brandon is a high-character person with a lot of class. He will be accepted with
open arms by all BYU fans. With Davies, Collinsworth and the new guards aw well
as a couple more RM big guys, I believe BYU will have another 25-30 win season.
Thats good news I am glad he is able to move on. I wish he would come play for
the U but thats probably not going to happen. He has had more success there and
honestly the Utes are going to struggle for a while.
What a great story about teamwork and teammates. Fredette is a class act. I
applaud Davies persistence and willingness to work through the process. No one
should have their life broadcast on the media stage, like he did. The media
will stop at nothing to sell a story. Davies will be welcomed back with open
arms. I believe he will have a storied career at BYU and expect him to be the
next first round NBA recruit out of Provo.I'm already dreaming about
next season and expect another 25+ win season. This will be a front court
dominated team, at least early in the season. Look at this talent.Front court - Davies, Collinsworth, Hartsock, Austin, Harward led by new Coach
Pope. Awesome! (Don't be surprised if one or both Freshman redshirt.)Wing - Abouo and Rogers (both will be tough matchups, Abouo because of his
athleticism, Rogers because of his size.)Shooting guard - Harrison
and Winder (I expect steady development throughout the season, and wouldn't be
surprised to see Abouo moving back and forth between the three and four spots
until Carlino becomes eligible.)Point - Carlino and Winder (they're
not Jimmer, but expect good things.)
Brandon ought to be giddy about the prospect of having Pope coaching him, as
should all of BYU's other big men. That alone will be motivation for Brandon to
return, which I fully expect he will.Looking forward to seeing him
play again, and seeing what kind of recruiting impact having Pope on staff might
make for getting talented bigs.GO COUGARS!
Embarrassing the kid for the sake of the honor code was a horrible decision.
Having nothing to do with basketball, they should have handled it quietly in the
off-season instead of in headlines. The honor code should help people when they
make a mistake, not disgrace them. I hope it works out for him and he may even
have NBA potential.
Thanks Jimmer for supporting your teammate. Brandon will be just fine and will
grow into the dominant big man of the WCC under Pope. Ironic we'll be playing in
a predominant Catholic league but will be coached by the Pope.
Not So Fast | 10:25 a.m. May 20, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT Embarrassing the kid for the sake of the honor code was a horrible
decision.===I really am tired of this particular whine.Being in the public eye makes your circumstances different.Whether it's athletes, or even an athlete turned actor turned governor, you
are in the public eye.The best you can do is make the best of
whatever situation you are in...This young man has the opportunity
to obtain a valuable diploma, and have coaches who will help him take his game
as far as he is able.If he is fine with it, why aren't you?
Ecstatic for next year pretty much describes where I am at right now. Hiring of
Pope is huge! We will be DEEP inside for sure AND well-coached. If it all works
out for Davies he will be huge also. Let's not forget C.Collinsworth was a
starter before his mission. We are loaded with new talent to add to Hartsock,
Abouo, Rogers, Martineau, etc. We will have depth AND size we lacked this year.
Great time to be a Cougar!! BTW, NSF from SLC sure missed the boat.
@Notsofast,The Honor Code embarrassed no one. The school
embarrassed no one. The team embarrassed no one. Davies broke the HC by
himself, no one had a gun to his head. When it became evident that he did break
the HC, the school announced that he had broken the HC. Nowhere will you find
that the Y told the media or any other sources what Davies did, only that he
broke the HC. That is school policy when a student-athlete is suspended for
breaking the HC. They say that he's been suspended but do not give specifics
about how or what he did to break it. The media learned about what Davies did
through other sources. Get it right, Neverfast.
Well said che loco. Certain folks are all about trashing the honor code office.
These folks have a tough job for sure. I do not think for a moment the staff
in that office take their responsibilities lightly. WE also have a job as
on-lookers. Our job is not to judge, but also to forgive.