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Published: Monday, Aug. 12 2013 4:35 p.m. MDT

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U 90
Corona, CA

Best wishes to Jordan on his return next year. With a medical red shirt he would be a JR in 14.

orem, ut

Big Blow for the D. Hope the JC kids can step up.

BTW, thanks to the Ute fans posting positive comments on here. We appreciate it. And to those talking about needing to change practice, when I blew my ACL out, I was coming down from a normal lay up, and no one touched me, and my leg hyper extended. Sometimes there is nothing you can do about it, and no one is to blame.


West Point , UT

Very classy comments from ute fans, appreciate your input and regards for JJ. This really hurts BYU from a defensive standpoint. Jordan did not get thrown on a lot last yr because he was a good cover corner. Now we will most likely have to play more zone in the secondary and be backing 10 yards off the line of scrimmage, giving easy out and slant routes. Get well Jordan. Next yr the corner position should be great for BYU...this yr, I'm very worried. Does anyone know the prognosis on Sam Lee and when he will be healthy to play?

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

The defensive dynamics can sure change a lot over the injury of one player. I wish injuries didn't happen. I hope for a speedy recovery for Jordan.

Idaho Falls, ID

This is depressing. Some speedy athletes from the offense who might have playe corner in High School might have to switch over to Defense. It does make one wonder why the corners are dropping like flies in practice....

Highland, UT


"he was the anchor as likely the only solid defensive back in the lineup"

I appreciate the sentiment but that simply is not the case. BYU's safeties are more than solid, they are excellent. This hurts the cornerback position but the safety position, they are "defensive backs" also, is as well stocked as ever with very good players.

Salt Lake City, UT

Terrible news for a young man who has obviously worked hard to perfect his game. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.


Very sad for this young man. I hope he can recover and have a successful career at BYU for his final two years.

Holladay, UT

Good luck Jordan on your upcoming surgery and recovery. Hoping you can pull an "Adrian Peterson" and have a great 2014 season! Wish we were playing BYU that year and every year!

Los Angeles, CA

not sure that was a great coaching decision having a valuable def starter doing returns, there are others who can do returns but live and learn, they'll be fine.

Go Utes, CA

Very sad news. Hope the best for Johnson.

Regarding the second part of the article, why does it seem Mendenhall is often taking veiled shots at Ansah?


Duckhunter, I'm glad for you that you see it that way, but I disagree. From what I've seen, Sorensen is good in run support, but neither one of them looked good in coverage. Again, my opinion and you've watched them more than I so you're certainly entitled to a different opinion.

Regardless, best wishes to him, I hope he can have a solid couple more years.

Salt Lake City, UT


Jordan was not doing returns. It was just an injury from an athlete pushing himself to his limits in standard practice routine.

Just going over the roster, the coaches still have Trevor Bateman, Craig Bills, Rob Daniel, DJ Doman, Levi Gifford, Mike Hague, Adam Hogan, Dallin Leavitt, Sam Lee, Scott Lefrandt, Blake Morgan, Skye PoVey, Jordan Preator, Drew Reilly, Daniel Sorenson, Michael Wadsworth, and Jake Ziolkowski at DB not to mention a large number of WR, LB and even QB's who have played DB. Sure the team is hurt by losing Trammell and Jordan Johnson. But the cupboard is not bare. Some were meant to redshirt, some just have not risen to the challenge and some are green freshman. But Steve Young was a 5th string QB. Doman was a fourth string QB. Some one is just going to have to be better than they were.
I am not sure of the status but can Wadsworth or Reilly play this year? As transfers are they sitting this year out? Both have played and well.

Orem, UT


"There's something wrong within a program that has already had two season ending knee injuries-not to mention all the O line problems last year.

Somebody in coaching or medical needs to make changes."

Such as what, invent an indestructable knee ligament?

It's called football; injuries happen. Show me a single program in the entire country that hasn't lost a major player to an injury suffered in practice.

Scott Farcus
Beaver, UT

@ wer
"There's something wrong within a program that has already had two season ending knee injuries-not to mention all the O line problems last year."

Next time you watch BYU, notice the Body Chop Tackles from the secondary, the kids throw their body at the knees to tackle, number one culprit "Sorensen." Now granted Johnson isnt running the ball but it would be interesting to know how he sustained the injury, Im sure Trent Trammell got a Sorensen Body Chop.

Best hopes for full recoveries on Johnson and Trammell.

Provo, UT

This is a blow. They were going to struggle being bowl eligible, but now it only gets harder. The more telling part of article is the O-line concern. If the most impressive lineman so far are a true freshman and a JC transfer both who didn't get to Provo until June you are in serious trouble. For a team to excel the offensive line needs to be excellent. BYU's is below average. Sorry but this is shaping up to be a very disappointing year.

Gorum The Old
Madison, AL

Ouch. Arguably the biggest possible loss on the defensive side of the ball. Fortunately Daniel and Leavitt have performed better than expected. I expect Daniel to move over to field corner and Leavit take over boundary. They will be paper thin for the first several games, but hopefully a recovered Lee and Hague will be able to provide some much needed depth.

Salem, Ut

This is tough. Tough all the way around...I appreciate all the kind words from our Ute fans. I hope the injury bug stays away from the boys on the hill. By the way, your new football facility looks fantastic.

Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks to jonnyboy, SpokaneUte, StGtoSLC and other Utah fans for their sympathetic responses; it's always hard to see any player suffer a season-ending injury like this.

Good luck to Jordan on a speedy recovery; hope to see you back for an outstanding year next season.

West Point , UT

I think Sam Lee is supposed to be ready before Virginia. At the scrimmage Saturday both Daniel and Leavitt looked good against BYUs very good WR corps so we may be pleasantly surprised with those two. That being said, they're both green and prone to make mistakes and blow coverages. I also believe Wadsworth is eligible to play this yr.

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