PROVO — BYU's media day wasn't without its bad news, with a couple of notable football players not listed on the 2018 roster.
Absent from the list were running back Ula Tolutau, who was suspended last season following a charge of marijuana possession, and Joe Tukuafu, who sat out last season after transferring from Utah State. Both are products of East High.
BYU coach Kalani Sitake was asked about both players but wouldn't provide specifics.
Cougar offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes said, "They're not with us right now. Hopeful they'll be back in the fall."
Tolutau is a 6-foot-1, 242-pound running back who rushed for 303 yards and two touchdowns last season before his suspension. He originally signed with Wisconsin before transferring to BYU following his LDS Church mission to Bakersfield, California.
Tukuafu, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound tight end, signed with Utah State before transferring following his LDS Church mission to Argentina. He sat out last season, as mandated by NCAA transfer rules.