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Published: Friday, May 20 2011 12:04 a.m. MDT

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eljefeBYUfan
Denver, CO

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!

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

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.

Utes21
Salt Lake City, ut

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.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

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.)

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

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!

Not So Fast
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Tommy2Shoes
Lehi, UT

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.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

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.
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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?

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

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.

che loco
Springville, UT

@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.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

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.

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