Josh had a brother pass away last year. Maybe he just feels the need to be
closer to his family. I know I would.
@Tom in CA"The 2013 Cougar SOS is much stronger than most other
programs including yours."I wouldn't say "including
yours" but I'll say that it's a quality schedule. The biggest
question mark is that we just don't know how good Boise and Houston will be
without their departing QBs, whether Stanford or Oregon will still be elite, or
if any of the other schools on either teams schedule will step up and become a
great team. Basically it's too premature to say whose schedule is tougher
in 2013. Safe guess is that they're fairly equivalent in difficulty.
Josh was my son's dorm advisor for camp this summer. My son said Josh was
the best thing about his experience at bball camp. We waited an extra hour on
the last day so my son could give him a hug.Good dude. Wishing you
all the best bro.
@utahcountyute - "And I thought the U bball team was bad."No
thinking required, they are bad. But what does that have to do with this
article?There is no doubt that Josh will be missed. He and Alisa
would have made a nice 1 - 2 combo. Hopefully, Alisa will stay healthy and one
of the young backs will step up. I have to admit, I'm very excited to see
what Adam Hine can do. It feels like I've been waiting for his debut for
five years since he fist committed in high school. I thought he would have a
limited role behind Alisa and Juice, but this could thrust him into the
Many players "decide" to leave programs over playing time or academic
issues etc., but it seems few actually follow through.120 FBS teams X 85
scholarships = 10,200.Out of approx. 10,200 players, how many actually
transfer?3 to 5%?Whatever the number, it's especially
disconcerting, at least for fans, when the transfering player has never been/had
a problem not to mention the fact that he has been a bona fide
producer/contributor, even when playing through nagging injuries.1 of the
4 mentioned replacements will have to step-up.Good luck to Juice as he
moves forward with his life.
I don't understand people who say non-LDS kids can't fit in in Provo.
I graduated from the USAFA and there were people who dropped out who father was
a high ranking officer and lived on Air Force bases all of their lives. I also
knew Cadets, some from the inner city, who had no one in their family in the
military who not only graduated but are still serving in the USAF to this day.
To stay a person leaves Provo simply because they are not LDS is silly. When a
athlete or a student leaves a college, it is a very difficult decision. Some
people need to stop judging this guy and move on. There have been several
failures at BYU that are LDS.
Too bad that it didnt work out but good luck to you Josh where ever you go.
Good luck young man. May your future be bright.
Chris B: How can you look at the BYU 2013 schedule, and say
it's a WAC schedule. The 2013 Cougar SOS is much stronger than most other
programs including yours. Grow up dude.
Josh: Thank you for your years at BYU. We respect your abilities and your
character. We will continue to be your fans, and we all hope that you are able
to find what you are looking for.Cougar Nation
From a U fan: Good luck to a good young man, he is, afterall, a kid. Hope he
finds what he is looking for and makes his life for and dedicates that to his
And I thought the U bball team was bad. Good luck Josh.
Its a surprising development, but I wish Josh well. Keep us informed of where
he ends up.
Good luck Josh. The Cougars will miss you. God bless you and your family.
CougarBlue, my "negative attitude" is not any towards the player but for
the vast number of fans on each side who feel that because they've read
every bio and newspaper article about somebody they actually know them, when of
course they don't.
u90I would be so happy if Van Noy was playing for Utah , but did all the
Cougars forget he was arrested and booked as underage and DUI,So thats why he
red-shirted...I would like someone like the coach or AD say yes he had a problem
and this is what he did..I am fairly sure what he did is an honor code
violation..so i guess until u sign on the dotted line you can do anything?
jp skilletChris B is in no way a Utah fan..I really think his loss will
affect BYU...I would not be surprised to see him go to a lesser team near his
family....good luck Q ur a classy person!!
StG2SLC. You already expressed your negative attitude by your statement, so why
should we go down your lower road.
It has to be a family decision. No athlete as good as this kid is would give up
the chance to play in the Pocatello Dome and three solid weekends in November
against TBD teams!Chalk it up to family...
He was an important back. Second on the team in carries. I wonder why he would
leave. I doubt it's because of playing time. Kids leave programs for a
variety of reasons. We forget that these are human beings. What about someone
who leaves a great, high paying job or someone who ends a relationship that
seems perfect. Give him a break Utah fans. Especially Chris B. you're
acting like a high school trash talker. get it together would ya. Yeah, the
jokes about byu having a high sense of self worth despite WAC schedule and
program that has struggled to make an impact, those are not for this blog
U90No need to apologize. I understand.Just need to
remind people that there's a 'difference'. I see that you
The young man recently lost a brother and something wasn't a fit in Provo
(otherwise why wouldn't he just sit out a year and not transfer?).
Hopefully he can take some time to be with his family and then find a different
school and play his junior and senior seasons. Good luck to Josh.
@motorbike - thank you for acknowledging that cb does not represent the majority
of Ute fans. I appreciate the banter that goes back and forth as much of the
next guy, but comments like hers are way over the line.
This is sad, but it may be a sign of a deeper trend. 4 of the 5 players who have
transferred from the 2010 recruiting class were non-LDS. How many non-LDS
players can really stick it out in Provo for four years? Bronco recruits them
and many suggest he downplays the honor code and how strict it is when
recruiting non-Mormons. He also sanctimoniously says that going to BYU will make
them a "better person" compared to going to other universities. I'm
not suggesting that Josh left because of the honor code, but I do think he made
the wrong decision 2 years ago when he selected BYU out of High School. Bronco,
time to start telling recruits the truth.
If Josh left to be with his family thats fine..most of us grieve for a loved one
for a while!! But then we decide we need to go back to work and carry on. I
think that Josh and Bronco didn't get along. I don't think Q ever got
along in Provo,,,just my opinion!! I really think this hurts BYU not having that
I have been very impressed with this young man and how he has dealt with
difficult times in his life. No actual information is available as to why he is
making his decision. What ever it is I respect his choice as his and wish him
all the best he can have in his life.I get to see some of the games this
year and was really looking forward to the "Juice". But I will
acknowledge that he is in school for him and not my benefit and if this helps
what ever he is going through then I am supportive.God Bless you and keep
you.A Cougar fan
Chris, Do you have any original thoughts.... because the one you make in this
thread is the same tired one you've made 50 times already. BYU has plenty
of athletes.... Hoffman, Apo, Nelson, Van Noy, Chambers, Sorenson and Hill are
just a few of the quality athletes I'd like to see wearing red. ___________________sammyg, Sorry I hurt your feelings. If
you're gonna say ridiculous stuff, expect to get called out.
I'm not terribly surprised at this. He's not LDS so there could
easily be discomfort issues with the school or fellow students--just as most LDS
would not be entirely comfortable at Baylor or Notre Dame--his contributions to
the team were going down for reasons we don't completely know, and his
brother died. That would not be a good combination for anybody. I hope he
finds a better fit somewhere. San Diego State, perhaps?
This is all part of Roscoe's master plan!! Now everyone can play their
natural position. Alisa at FB because he can block, but not catch passes and
runs a 6.58 forty. Lark can now play QB, because he can pass, but fumbles his
clipboard. Nelson can be the HB, because he can run , but can't pass. The
last genius piece of the puzzle is convincing Van Noy he will be our starting
tight end. Can you say National Championship?
In retrospect to my first comments, I apologize if I came off as being
short-sighted. Maybe he needs to help his family, and if that's what it is
about, then I apologize. Bronco gets a lot of flak for saying that there should
be higher priorities in life than football. For the vast majority of people who
live in reality, there are many things that should be much higher priorities
than football, and Bronco isn't wrong about that.
No sniping or second guessing. I'm sure this was not an easy decision to
make. Best wishes to the young man.
A U fan with some class, well said motorbike. I imagine Chris B can't be
older than 14 with the maturity he displays. I know the Y has some commentors
that are in the same boat. It's pretty weak.I hope the best
for you Josh.
Too bad. I was really looking forward to Juice and Alisa lining up together. Best of luck, Juice.
Hang in there Josh. Good luck wherever you go.
Learn when to let up Chris B.Sorry Juice and Y fans ... Chris B does
NOT represent how the majority of U fans really think and act.
Good luck, Josh. I hope things work out well for you and your grieving family.
Folks, look at this for what it is; he has mentioned nothing about football and
everything about his family situation. He talks to his siblings every day and
is a good big brother looking out for them. They may be having a hard time and
he may be,too. Chris B., grow up and show a little bit of sensitivity. Your
constant gloating is a poor representation of most Ute fans that I know.
U 90And you whine about my comments? Good luck to you
'Juice', appreciated your contributions to BYU.
What? wasn't he was supposed to be an important part of this year's
one-two punch out of the backfield? I wish I knew the details behind him
leaving. I remember coaches raving about how great of a fit he was
for BYU and he even talked about how much he liked it here. I'm not
judging, I know he's had some difficult things happen in his family, but
just like Jake Heaps, what does he expect to gain from transferring? Does he
think he will be a starter somewhere else? I don't know, I'm just
asking. I don't want to accuse him of being selfish but moves
like this sometimes come across as a not-team-first type of a move. JJ DiLuigi
struggled with wanting to transfer early in his career and he was never really
granted the "starting" nod, but JJ showed he was a team guy by sticking
out his career here and doing the very best with what he was given. I really
thought that Juice was going to be the same type of a guy, but . . . maybe I was
wrong. Hopefully Adam Hine/Jamaal Williams fill in.
Bummer! Good luck Juice!
Josh, God bless in your future endeavors.
Godspeed Josh! Before you go off and leave some contentious
statement, remember who you are and what you represent.Go UTES!!
In April he dedicated this season to his brother, who died in an accident last
year.. and then 4 months later he quits. I think he's having some troubles
dealing with life right now. Best of luck to Josh.. wherever he goes.
Y/U fans, insert unfounded character/academic assumption here: _____________.
It's sad to see you leaving the program, but we wish you well wherever you
go Josh. You've been a great example during your time here at
Another future Kansas starter?Best of luck to him though - I was
really excited to see him come out of HS, and I thought for sure he would make a
big splash at the Y. I guess it wasn't in the cards.
Let the speculation begin
Can u give us somemore insite on this like why, What happened?
"...decided to transfer..."??? - or was he nudged out the door to free
up a scholarship?Just an honest question, and I'm not passing
judgement as it can be the best thing for the student athlete depending on
Was he losing his starting job, or what was going on?