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Published: Friday, July 20 2012 5:00 p.m. MDT

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Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

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.

highland, utah

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?

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

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?

U 90
Corona, CA

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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

highland, utah

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 outside threat!!

Joey K
Sandy, UT

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.

Frisco, TX

@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.

CO Ute

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.

Springville, UT


No need to apologize. I understand.

Just need to remind people that there's a 'difference'. I see that you recognized it.

JP Skillet
Murray, UT

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

Franklin, IN

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...

Heber City, UT

StG2SLC. You already expressed your negative attitude by your statement, so why should we go down your lower road.

highland, utah

jp skillet
Chris 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!!

highland, utah

I 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?


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.

Draper, UT

Good luck Josh. The Cougars will miss you. God bless you and your family.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Its a surprising development, but I wish Josh well. Keep us informed of where he ends up.

Cedar Hills, UT

And I thought the U bball team was bad.

Good luck Josh.

hymn to the silent
Holladay, UT

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 brother.

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