Davies is a greaat story. I admire him for his his perserverance through a
difficult situation. I hope others, including one or two on the football team,
will show the same level of commitment. I'd like to see them back on the
team.It's a big week for so early in the season with games
against Georgia St, Florida St, and Notre Dame (or St Joe). Hopefully it will
be a successful week.I'm feeling a little better about the
front court the improvement Sharp has made. Davies, Austin and Sharp should
make a formidable combo.Haws has the wing anchored. Barring an
injury, I don't see much need for a back-up.The guards have got
to be consistent. If Carlino can average 10+ points and 7 - 10 assists, and we
cand get 10+ points from the 2 spot - we should be in good shape.I
still think we need a lock down defender on the perimeter like Emery. Abouo was
solid the last two years. But I don't see anybody on this team who can
play D at that level.
Slow news day? Seriously, who cares. Like he is the first athlete to sin and
Sorry, but the title of this article (using the words "path to
repentance") makes me very uncomfortable. Repentance is something personal
and private. I'm OK with the "Second Chance" wording and LOVE the
fact the Brandon is back. Perhaps you people out in Utah are OK talking about
this so flippantly, but this paper is online and read globally (potentially). Be
careful about how you talk about things of a personal religious nature.If it were me or one of my family members, I wouldn't want it talked
about this way in the press...
Davies "indiscretions" were non of the public's business nor is his
"repentance" The "after clap of puritanism" is patting itself
on the back again.
I like the angle on Van Noy's friendship with Brandon. Last year we went
to the basketball game in Portland and we were surprised to see KVN sitting
right there in front of us. He was cheering hard for Brandon. I was impressed
that Kyle made the trip out to Oregon during the school year to see his friend
What is this, lds.org or daily universe? So, this was personal and internal
stuff in terms of church stuff. Should of never been on DN or any media stuff. I
am glad he is on BYU team and hope he does well. Good luck kid.
Here is my problem with the title as eastcoastcoug stated. Repentance is
something very very personal. You or the world Mr. Call have no right to say
whether it happened or not. What should be reported is his progress on the
court and if he is eligible by BYU standards to be there then great. We ask
ourselves why people have a problem with the LDS religion around the world and
it is because you throw this stuff in peoples faces and say look at this, we are
so much better. I am proud of Brandon and the way he handled the pressure he
was under and that he is now playing. I was not happy with the way it was
handled by BYU because it could have been handled with much more understanding
of the team and the situation. Just have a clue when you are dealing with
something so personal as a persons relationship with his father in heaven and
don't throw that out for the world to read.
Davies lives the atonement and has set an example to all of us. Thank you for
your courage Mr. Davies and the example you have set for all of us. I cheer
against BYU when they play the U or Utah State...but I always cheer for Mr.
Davies...Go Utes!! Go Mr. Davies!
Way to go Brandon!
Davis is a great player. Best wishes for future success. He will have to
carry to Cougars on his back, but I think he is ready to do it if he can control
his urge to get silly fouls.
Ha, I knew theyre'd be some grumbling over the title of the article. And I
agree that the "repentance" part does not fit, especially on a publicly
read paper.But eastcoast, by referring to "you people out in Utah"
you are showing a huge "group assumption" that is simply wrong. And I
live in AZ.It would be like referring to another group that may be of a
certain race or color and call them "you people there in ..."People should stop lumping everyone in Utah into the same belief, opinion or
background.Meanwhile...Davies has my absolute respect and support.
Is "repentance" now part of the politically correct lexicon? Ewww. Be
careful what you say. You might offend some overly sensitive soul. Grow up.
Shame on the DN for bring this up over an over. Part of repentance is
forgiveness and forgetting. He did all that he was required to do and I am sure
he would appreciate it if others would let it go an move on as he has. Stop
binging it up!!
Thank you, AZRods.....you took the words right out of my mouth.Mr.
Davies has earned my support and respect, also. Good luck to the
whole team. I'm excited for a new and great season!
It's quite obvious that most of those complaining about the article
didn't even bother reading it.That's unfortunate, because
you might have learned something about the character-building traits that can be
learned through facing and then overcoming adversity.
Davies should have found another basketball program ... hopefully Jabari
won't make this mistake.
@Wookie"I cheer against BYU when they play the U..."I
think U are wasting your breath for the next six or seven years.
Brandon signed the honor roll pledge, that's why his indiscretion became
public...He does show publicly his faith in the Atonement as taught by the
scriptures, LDS Church. Its tough on all of us, no one said the road would be
easy, but Brandon shows it is worth it for sure. Maybe this will be the year of
the Basketball Cougars! Hope so. Davies & team have to give their all on
the court, transmit their passion for excellence into wins, greatness.
Geez, can we let the guy move on with his life? I get that he's a public
figure but the DesNews is not the Enquirer and sometimes the benefits of
allowing somebody to move on with his life outweighs the public's right to
learn from his experience (which ostensibly is what the desnews is trying to do
with this article).