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

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Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Ugh...that stinks. From another Ute fan, best wishes for a speedy recovery, and may the man who steps into his place make the most of the opportunity.

To those Y fans who think there's something wrong with your program because of multiple season-ending injury: That's football. Bad injuries in training camp happen at every school. For example, Utah's already had two career-ending concussions and multiple other long-term injuries during fall camp. It's a sad reality of the nature of the game.

ImaCaMan
Oceanside, CA

Tough loss. I wish him a full recovery.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@stg

Both Sorenson and Bills are excellent in coverage. Sorenson is a 3 year starter on a top 3 defense who was a 3 star safety and the #55 rated safety in the country coming out of high school.

Bills was a 4 star recruit with great speed (4.5 40). In fact Bills was the #10 rated safety coming out of high school by Rivals and the #15 rated safety by Scout. I'm pretty sure he can cover.

This does hurt BYU at corner but claiming that Johnson was "the only solid defensive back in the line up" is ridiculous.

Once again I appreciate your well wishes for Johnson but you simply don't know what you are talking about in regards to the rest of BYU's defensive backs and their excellent pair of safeties.

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

@Cougsndawgs. The more mild comment posted are not necessarily the ute fans being classy (although a couple of them who post here are). It is actually a collective sigh of relief from the ute nation in the realization that September, 21 becomes less ominous now that J.J. is out of the picture.

But it's nice to see comments that aren't ending in LOL for once.

My best to Jordan. I hope he can recover and play again next season.

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

I apologize to timewilltell. I have learned that he was doing a kick return when he caught his foot on artifical turf. I had bad information before.

That being said I like the BYU way of having people compete for a spot on special teams. The special teams are player led and have ownership in practice and on the field with a coach as an oversight advisor. It has led to vast improvement on all levels of special team play.
Jordan wanted to do run backs and he has a history of beeing a great returner.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Looks like Dallin Leavitt is gone for the year too....

Your secondary will get lit up even more than normal this year!

gamer
PROVO, UT

So, is Dallin Leavitt hurt? I believe so. But you took the article offline. so maybe its not confirmed that he tore his ACL?

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

It's curious that a Utah fan would be commenting on Dallin Leavitt's ACL injury before the story has even been posted by the DN.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

Such sad news! Hope the kid recovers quickly! I was already nervous and concerned when I heard about all those talented 4 stars athlete Utah have and now I'm really worried. My hopes of avoiding a 4 and 0 sweep by the Utes is now very questionable. Oh the thought of seeing Chris B's prediction come true! I just hope he won't be so harsh on us if it happens!

On the bright side, I'm absolutely tickled by the civility and class displayed by so many Ute fans here. Thank you so much! It proves that we can be diehard zealous in our support of our respective teams and yet still be respective, courteous, and civil with each other. There really should be no room for vile and hateful comments at all on anything. Oh heck, I'm afraid someone's going to shoot back and accuse me of living in a vacuum. Oh well, maybe I am. Sorry!

FB Fan #2
Grantsville, UT

Dallin Leavitt posted on his twitter he is not hurt. His hip is being evaluated, but it is not confirmed season-ending injury like Chris B says. We'll find out tomorrow, but at the moment, doesn't sound bad if he's telling people he's not hurt.

Funny/witty screen name
Orem, UT

Leavitt just tweeted that he isn't even injured, he is tuff and will be fine! But thanx for being worried Chris!!

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