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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13 2013 3:10 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Sooner or later a good coach would tell his secondary guys to just watch practice.

You all think I'm joking?

Just wait to see what kind of career days receivers have against byu this year.

Byu's secondary is always bad, can't figure out why that is.

For some reason they just don't care about recruiting speed and depth at the corner position.

First string byu corners are typically not very good(see any in the NFL?)

A second or now third string byu corner?

Wow

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Ok that's it. Just watch film until the Virginia game, this is getting ridiculous. Who's the conditioning coach these days? I mean c'mon. Now we will be without one of our talented D-linemen too. No more injuries please! Sheesh.

warnason
Provo, UT

According to Dallin's twitter account he is not injured

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Hopefully Dallin just has a hip pointer or something else very minor and will return quickly. These kids work way too hard for way too long to lose time to injury.

Best wishes to him and Toni on full recoveries.

mattprince123
Kaysville, UT

This might not even be true, on twitter Dallin is saying himself that he isn't even injured...

Aggie238
Logan, UT

Is it just me, or does this seem like an excessive pileup of injuries? I feel bad for those players, and wish them the best in their recoveries. Having been injured myself a few times, I can feel for them. Hopefully the coaches can figure out what's going wrong, because a trend like that, especially over more than just this year (see last year's O-line), is more than just coincidental. Sounds to me like they aren't being pushed to keep in decent shape in the offseason, and then when fall camp hits they fall apart--literally, in some sad cases. Best wishes to those players.

Funny/witty screen name
Orem, UT

Leavitt just tweeted out that he's not even injured but still all these injuries are very unnerving... Keep heathy cougs!!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Tough breaks for all these corners.

An injury here or there is inevitable, but having 3 major injuries to your top 3 corners all from non-contact drills, you have to start to question

1) coaching and the drills they are doing

or

2) conditioning

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

warnason is right. Leavitt's injury is extremely minor/nothing. Unfortunately Konuch's is season ending. I hate to see it. It's a fine line. You want your players in shape so they don't get hurt in the game(s); but you certainly don't want them hurt before they ever get to a game. It happens and it's very unfortunate. That's why depth is such a HUGE deal.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@54 - 10 - thanks for being respectful. I'm hoping you will be able to change your moniker to 10 - 54 after this years game.

I'm really hoping the other reports are true and Dallin's injury is not as serious as DNews is building it up to be.

Can't believe Kanuch is out for the year. I was sure he would make the two deep.

JDPeppers
VISALIA, CA

Are they practicing on real turf or fake turf?....Something needs to change in what the Defensive Backfield is doing...Way too many injuries.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Let's hope the media is over hyping this.

Guess I'll volunteer my ten minute forty, and ten pound bench press, to play corner back.

hobbes1012003
Kaysville, UT

Why is it every year in fall camp we lose players int he one position that we cant afford to lose people? BYU's secondary has always been the week spot, and we are losing everyone in that position! At this rate our 3rd stringers will be starters be default! this might be a very bad year for our passing defense. I seriously hope I am wrong.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@warnason, mattprince, and Spokane,

I pity all three of you if you believe everything from someone in a tweet.

No athlete wants to believe he's not seriously injured.

Hopefully for him that's the case, but to believe him solely because he said it on twitter....

come on now.

Love skiing
Salt Lake City, UT

I don't know if the DN will publish this but the first article, that was pulled, stated that he had an ACL injury and was done for the year. I read it and commented and i was gone. I am not making this up. Don't reject this post because i read it right here.

EdGrady
Idaho Falls, ID

Good thing BYU doesn't play any teams early in the season that can throw the ball. Hopefully, some kids can develop by the end of October.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

It's sad to see a fan get so excited about even one opposing player suffering a serious injury, let alone, multiple players.

Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

Three comments out of 14 from Chris B on a short story about a possibly injured BYU player? I've seen people infatuated with BYU, but they are usually fans!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Chris B

You pitty me? Oh my goodness, not even sure how to respond to that? Another report has quotes from his family stating that Dallins injury is extremely minor. I'm also not sure why he would lie on his twitter account either. No need to pitty me; now I'm sorry, but that is funny. Ha Ha Ha

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

Sincere thanks to the Utah fans who have expressed their genuine concern for BYU's injured players. Nobody, except for a few shallow individuals who shall remain nameless, enjoys seeing any player suffer a serious injury.

Good luck to Dallin and a speedy recovery - even a hip pointer can be extremely painful, but is certainly something that wouldn't prevent Dallin from playing in a couple of weeks.

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