There is no doubt - Trammell and Johnson will be missed this year. But looking
ahead to next year, assuming no major injuries at CB, we should be extremely
strong at CB.Next years schedule is still rigorous, but should be
slightly easier than this year. The O will be much more experienced next year.
I'm anticipating BIG things in 2014.2013 - 8-42014 -
11-1, and with a little magic, who knows?
Won84:I'm not suggesting there isn't a drop off from Johnson
& Trammell. Realistically BYU has never depended on their corners
defensively. If we didn't have the linebacking corps and safeties we have I
wouldn't be so optimistic. I agree the corners will get beat here and
there, but when has that not been the case for BYU?
Cougsndawgs, that is optimistic. Johnson was BYU's best CB and Trent
Trammel was brought in from the Juco ranks for a reason.Now, I
don't see any prolific passing offenses on BYU's schedule. But, the
secondary could still bite them.
Or maybe it's just bad luck.
Someone needs to look into why these positions are getting injured. Is the
strength and conditioning program working a particular muscle group incorrectly,
or is the program building up a set of muscles that creates an unbalanced
strength situation causing the injuries?
"Because Johnson redshirted in 2010, his injury will force him to lose a
year of eligibility"Completely and categorically WRONG, the NCAA
will automatically allow him a medical hardship for an injury that occurred
before the season even began. The only holdup would be if a player was going to
bump up against the 25 and over rule, which is immaterial in Johnson's
case. Please make a correction before you get 1000 comments on the same issue. I
would be happy to pass along the rule if you wish or you can go to NCAA.org and
find it yourself.
Well it's nice Trammell and Johnson have each other for support through
this. The medical redshirt deal is kind of lame but the rule is if you had a
redshirt you don't get a medical unless you will actually lose two seasons
and then you get a medical redshirt. So for Johnson who already had a redshirt
he can only come back for his senior year. This year is burned. Except: If he
tries to come back next year and gets another season ending injury he can get a
medical redshirt. But it's a bummer that this year is burned sitting on
the sidelines.Trammell did not have a redshirt so he can redshirt this
year. Trammell will come back next year as a Junior and Johnson will comeback a
senior. The roster lists him as 2010-2013 already (10,11,12 and 13 with one of
them a redshirt)I look forward to both next year.
Michael Davis is listed at 4.5 speed, but quick and athletic on top of that.
Work on his backpedal and technique turning hips and using his hands and he
could be very good at corner. He certainly wasn't going to break the 2 deep
at receiver so this may be his opportunity to play and shine as a freshman.
Leavitt looks good as well, and Rob Daniel has been impressive in fall camp. As
long as BYU suffers no more losses and can get Hague and Sam Lee back they
should be fine. Here's wishing Johnson & Trammel a speedy recovery,
looking forward to next season.
What about a medical red shirt?