BYU football: JUCO transfer Trent Trammell has a torn ACL, likely is done for the year


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  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    March 8, 2013 6:12 a.m.

    Just need a few things to come together for this to be a great season but a tough schedule for sure. Go Cougars !!!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    March 8, 2013 2:31 a.m.

    Nothing to gloat over regarding injuries....Good luck to this kid off-the-field.

    That said, this magnifies greatly losing Davion Orphey to The U....Combined w/starters lost from last year, particularly in their Front-7, byu and van noy are looking at an extremely long year in 2013, extremely long.

    Serious question right here for the byu faithful--

    Does byu even remotely have a shot to beat MTSU at home in order to win their first game of the season or do they take longer and finally hit paydirt three months into the season when they play against their all too familiar opponent, The Idaho State Bengals, at home in provo on 11/16/13?

    Tough question, I understand, and realistically, your guess is as good as most, I suspect....Thanks in advance for sharing it in this forum, regardless....The courage to do so on your part will be much appreciated.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    March 8, 2013 1:19 a.m.

    Trent you are going to get through this in excellent shape... It will take alot of hard work, pain and determination but it sounds like you are more than up for the challenge...

    This type of injury can be very recoverable for someon who is in shape, young , athletic and mentally capable of dealing with the pain and making sure that the determination doesn't suffer...

    This is one BYU fan who is Excited that you chose BYU and that BYU chose you... Can't wait to see you in action in 2014 (or sooner if you're able)...

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    March 7, 2013 11:49 p.m.

    Heal well and heal fast Trent!

    March 7, 2013 11:03 p.m.

    Feel terrible for the guy.

    This is the reason I hate spring ball. Yeah, it's cool seeing younger guys develop, but it seems like almost every team suffers at least one very costly injury every spring, and for what gain? To let fans watch an intrasquad scrimmage at the end, only to have the players take another three months off right after?

    Off my soapbox now. Hope for Trent's sake he has a full, unimpeded recovery and gets back stronger than before.

    Chris B, there's no place for that talk with injuries. Ute fans would appreciate better class from you.

  • ParkerCoug12 Parker, CO
    March 7, 2013 8:33 p.m.

    Nothing against Hague, but I don't see him with enough speed or agility to play cornerback. Better safety.

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    March 7, 2013 8:08 p.m.

    Too bad, hope you can make it into as positive a situation as possible. Sorry for the injury.

  • ApacheNaiche PINETOP, AZ
    March 7, 2013 6:37 p.m.

    Hang in there kid.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    March 7, 2013 4:42 p.m.

    Football is not for the faint of heart. Tough blow for Trent. That said, getting hurt this early and red shirting will allow him to come back fully recovered for next year if all goes well with the knee.

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    March 7, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    I'm just dumbfounded at this, and how often players are injured on the first or second day of spring camp, or fall camp, without pads, and with no contact. How does a kid play football his entire life, have no injuries then tears an ACL just running a route...and BYU plays on grass. Does this happen at other schools? or is it the BYU curse?

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    March 7, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    Since I used the term Cougar Nation I will respond to Wookie.
    I have had season tickets to BYU for 30 years. Never missed a game except when serving two church missions in foreign countries. I am aware of Cougar Clubs and fans in every state. I travel to several games every year and have been told at most venues that BYU travels as well as any other team. I have met hundreds of great fans from many schools. When in foriegn countries I haven't missed a game on radio or internet.
    I'm sorry if you are offended if we consider ourselves true fans. I try to be just as good a sport as I can. I certainly wouldn't try to tell some one from another school that Husker nation or The Cardinal nation was not worthy to use "nation" in naming their school supporters. Then I certainly wouldn't in the same statement claim good sportsmanship. We are Cougar Nation.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    March 7, 2013 12:55 p.m.

    Tough break for Trent and BYU. I hope Hague or one of the JC transfers can fill the void.

  • Just Smiling BOUNTIFUL, UT
    March 7, 2013 12:04 p.m.

    Good luck Trent- That is devestating but an inspiration with the character you have shown. The rivalry between the U and the Y is fun until fans on either side find happiness in the other teams challenges or misfortunes. Any comments that focus on anything but Trent in this article is classless and an embarassment. I'm a U fan but hope that Trent will hang in there and will still be able to find success and the good in life. Thanks for your attitude and sportmanship.

  • Whatsnu Sandy, UT
    March 7, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    Tough break for Trent; hope the surgery goes well and that he'll be able to fully recover and rejoin the team in spring workouts next season.

  • MSA lehi, UT
    March 7, 2013 10:47 a.m.

    OK Wookie - Lived in Nebraska 4 yrs myself and agree with most of what you said about Husker fans. Its important to note that Husker football doesn't recieve much competition, there's not much in Nebraska other than corn and college football. Your general statement that Nebraska has true fans, are you meaning Y and U fans aren't? Your post is a belittling and flat out rediculous.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 7, 2013 10:40 a.m.

    Good thing you guys have Orphey, the highly coveted JC transfer as well right?

    BYU is deep at corner, just look at all the corners from BYU in the NFL.

    Sad for Trent, but byu should be fine. Depth at corner is always a strong point for byu.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    March 7, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    Good luck Trent on recovery. Keep your spirits high, it'll all work out the way it is planned.

    I lived in Omaha and the term Husker Nation was used frequently. When I hear the term Cougar Nation I find it kinda funny. It just doesn't sit well. The same would be true for Ute Nation (unless you are referring to the Ute Tribe). Why? Because the fans in Nebraska are true fans. The have sportmanship and courtesy and class. Fans for the U and Y have their moments of ignorance (i.e., Chris B (U) and at times Duckhunter (Y and my friend)) when they get caught up in pointing fingers or intentioinally causing contention (look at the definition if you disagree. Another reason is that the fans support their team through the good times and the bad (thus the longest running sell-out in the history of college of football (over 80,000 fans weekly). In addition, try to find a place on a Saturday during the game that does not have the game on TV/Radio/other media...won't happen. Lastly, the program makes both the U and the Y look like novices.

    March 7, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    Reasonable Ute - I can think of one time BYU wasn't thin in the secondary and it was in 1996...

  • reasonableUTE Provo, UT
    March 7, 2013 9:44 a.m.

    yeah... I don't think it needs to be said that this is a big blow to BYU. I have heard nothing but good things about this guy. Tell me if I'm wrong but won't this make BYU really thin in the secondary? Just wondering... I hate seeing these guys get hurt. Breaks my heart every time houston reynolds gets hurt (which has happened frequently).

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    March 7, 2013 8:55 a.m.

    Best of luck, Trent.

    And thanks, Utah guys, for being classy!

  • shorts Payson, UT
    March 7, 2013 6:10 a.m.

    best wishes Trent.

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    March 7, 2013 4:35 a.m.

    Tough break. Keep your head and heart in the game, and we'll see you on the field soon!

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    March 6, 2013 11:03 p.m.

    Cougar Nation is behind you Trent. Put in that serious time as a Red shirt and master the system. Love that you didn't skip a beat. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    March 6, 2013 8:52 p.m.

    Not cool. Get well soon