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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27 2013 7:45 p.m. MDT

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So would he be eligible to play right away or would he have to sit out a year?

Lindon, UT

The article lacks information about exactly what he did after returning from a mission. The article only says that after he returned, he did not see playing time in 2012. So is he eligible to play for BYU this season? If so, why? Has he not been on their teem this season. We need more information. Kind of a waste of an article in a way, because it leaves us hanging.

West Jordan, UT

@panamadesnews - Well, he signed on in 2010, went on a mission and when he got back in 2012, he ended up sitting on the bench at Notre Dame for the 2012 season. I think the nature of the transfer dictates when the can play at their new school. I know when Jake Heaps decided to pack up his football and leave BYU he had to wait at least one season before starting this year.

Frisco, TX

The article says he is trying to enroll this Fall and play immediately. There are some provisions that would allow him to play, but most likely he would have to wait until 2014. But if he could play, we could use another DB.

Ann Arbor, MI


So he goes through fall camp, see's he'll never be better than a 4th string saftey at ND - then uses the "family illness" card so he doesn't have to miss a year at bYu?

If the "illness" was the driving force, why not ask for a transfer last year or early this summer? Why waite until after fall camp?

Let's hope the NCAA does the right thing and make him sit out a year.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Nice! It will be good to have him step in. He was a talented, highly recruited kid out of high school. He might be able to step in and replace Daniel Sorensen right away next year.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

HHog, etal., -

" ... Let's hope the NCAA does the right thing and make him sit out a year.... "

I suspect doing the "right thing" will amount to doing whatever the RULE dictates - don't you???

Oh, and you provided some nice conjecture and speculative remarks there.

But HHog, why do you worry about BYU? Or is just that you can see a nice little player moving from the Mighty Notre Dame program to BYU who is able to fill in a little vacant hole that will immediately benefit the Mighty Cougar offense, and you're having a hard time dealing with it.

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Orem, Utah

According to Irishillustrated.com he would have to sit out a year. It would be great if he could play this year. If he has to sit out, I am okay with that since next year he could compete for the vacated safety job with Daniel Sorenson graduating this year. Welcome aboard Chris, we are glad to have you at B.Y.U.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Curt Flood...

Free Agency!

Universities make millions off student-athletes...

Coaches can pick-up and leave whenever they want to...

Players are punished for wanting to move on.

Salt Lake City, UT

This certainly could cause some controversy. I fear that if he comes and is allowed to immediately play, they will be all sorts of outcry from certain people. The reality is that the NCAA will be the deciding factor whether he plays or not; BYU is not the ones that make such a decision.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Welcome aboard Chris; we're thrilled to have you join our legacy football program.

Pay no attention to the jealous little hill troll who simply likes to make stuff up to feel better about herself every time a 3-star recruit from an elite school like Notre Dame decides to transfer to BYU.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

HHog, if you have a legitimate source for the "familiy illness" comment, please share!

If it is a family illness, it had to start sometime. Why should you be so quick to imply that it is a lie, conveniently timed?

Honestly, bitterness is not becoming...

Ann Arbor, MI

"Free Agency!
Universities make millions off student-athletes...
Coaches can pick-up and leave whenever they want to...
Players are punished for wanting to move on."

-there you go again

You have no idea what your wishing for. Free agency would mean KVN would not be playing football in provo. He would have been stolen by a BCS program a couple of years ago.

You may want to rethink the realities of free agency.

Mcallen, TX

Hedgehog has re-surfaced to Badger the cougar fans.

Washington, DC

Good luck to Badger whatever he decides. However, I am in the "college free agent" camp. If he was a regular student, he could transfer anywhere he could get in. I think the same should be true of athletes. Their scholarship can be taken away anytime, so they should be able to transfer anywhere.

Ultimately, only 2-3% of these athletes, after sacrificing their bodies and often condemning themselves to a lifetime of joint pain, play professionally. They need more flexibility to get the education they need.

Salt Lake City, UT

Let's See

A Trojan wanted to become a Cougar
An Oregon Beaver wanted to become a Cougar
A Cardinal wanted to become a Cougar
Several Aggie's wanted to become Cougars
A Ram wanted to become a Cougar
A Warrior wanted to become a Cougar
A Sun Devil wanted to become a Cougar
A Huskie wanted to become a Cougar
A Commodore wanted to become a Cougar
I guess one of the fighting Irish can become a Cougar too.

Ann Arbor, MI

"It's time to make some drastic changes and if it creates Miami Heat scenarios, so be it."

-Thomas jefferson

So your asking for the biggest problem the NBA faces? or is it that bYu doesn't have a D1 backfield and you will support any position needed to get help for this year.

Be honest.

Orem, UT


Chris Badger was a 3-star recruit who had offers from Notre Dame, BYU, California, Florida St., Missouri, Northwestern, Oregon, Stanford, and Utah coming out of high school.

Notre Dame's loss is BYU's gain.

Welcome aboard Chris!

Provo, UT

If you check the Rivals article it says he will have to sit out a year. Its really to bad because we could use some more depth at CB. But o well! It will be nice to have him next year.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Signed with Notre Dame in 2010 enrolled in January 2010 . . . left school after 2010 spring semester for mission in Ecuador for LDS Church . . . returned to Notre Dame in June 2012 . . . first-team Utah 4A all-state defensive back for 2009 by Salt Lake Tribune and Salt Lake City Deseret News . . . defensive MVP on 2009 all-Valley team selected by Provo Herald . . . 10th-best player and second-best def back in Midlands region (Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Utah) by SuperPrep . . . selected to Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 team for 2009 . . . one of 12 defensive backs from 11 Western states named to Western 100 ... Provo Herald all-Valley selection as defensive back as junior in 2008 as one of only two juniors to earn all-state honors . . . . . . earned second-team all-conference recognition as sophomore, to go with all-Valley honorable mention notice . . . led Thunderbirds to four straight Utah 4A state titles, as starter each of last three seasons . . . helped Timpview to four-year combined record of 49-3 - 11-2 in 2009, 13-0 in both 2008 and 2007 and 12-1 in 2006 . . . led Timpview to four straight Utah 4A Region 7 league titles.

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