I haven't done the research myself, but I would venture to say that more
BYU athletes have stayed than have left. I don't know if the same can be
said about Utah's men's basketball team over the past few years!
Naval Vet:Did you make that up? Because nowhere in the article did
it report that his scholarship had been given away.-What
a frantic and emotional thing to say [snicker].The irony here is that YOU
frequently will tell others that what is contained in your posts can be backed
up from other sources outside the DN,, yet here you are questioning someone else
who has done the same.As you like to say: "you are a hypocrite.
UU32,BYU did not screw up. They were following the plan as outlined
by Demarcus. Just because his mission plans changed does not make it a screw up
on BYU's part. The paperwork for scholarships is submitted in the April/May
timeframe. So if last minute changes happen, there isn't much that can be
done about it. They fully expected him to leave on his mission before January
and fully expected to have a scholarship for him post mission. Demarcus made a
decision based on the delay of his mission aspirations. I'm sure BYU would
love to have him back. He showed great potential. I'm sorry to see him
RE: Naval Vet"Did you make that up? Because nowhere in the
article did it report that his scholarship had been given away."Isn't it crazy how real fans get facts before posting instead of simply
posting their gut reaction in an effort to slander another team (as trolls do)?
The Daily Herald reported: "The family found out in July, the
paperwork will not be submitted until January... The Cougars have already filled
all 13 scholarships, plus sport a few walk-ons which makes this one of the
largest benches head coach Dave Rose has heading into his eighth season. Paying
his own way in Provo is an issue for Harrison, hence the transfer."Similar reports were made on articles from KSL.com and the Salt Lake Tribune.
I'm not sure why the deseretnews failed to report this information but
I'm guessing they will update the article soon as they generally do a great
job of bringing up-to-date information. Trolls on the other hand do not
generally practice due diligence but unapologetically post ridiculous and
unsubstantiated claims. I wish Harrison well and hope we see him back in a few
years. Go cougs!
Best of luck, DeMarcus. We will miss you and we wish you well.
EsquireFrankly, why Demarcus's bishop decided not to submit his
paperwork until January is none of your business and the fact the ONLY option
Coach Rose would have had after Demarcus changed his mind about returning to BYU
for the 2012-13 season would have been to pull a scholarship from another
player, which, under the circumstances, would have been grossly unfair to the
player who lost his scholarship.Of course, we can always trust the
BYU haters to try to make a mountain out of a molehill looking for a
"snafu" that doesn't exist.
Naval Vet"Did you make that up? Because nowhere in the article
did it report that his scholarship had been given away."Sorry to
disappoint you, Naval Vet, but I have other reliable sources that his
scholarship was given away to another player after Demarcus told BYU he was
leaving for two year to serve a church mission. Even you should be able to
understand why Coach Rose wouldn't keep a scholarship vacant while a player
was serving a mission.
This is a tightly edited story, not giving the reason for the turn of events.
It is tied to his mission plans and BYU offered his scholarship slot to someone
else. When his Bishop decided not to submit the paperwork until January for an
unexplained reason, he wanted to attend school until then. The scholarship was
gone, so he made other choices. This is a snafu of some sort, and BYU could
have found a way. If not, just say so. There's more to this story than
meets the eye, but then that's the way BYU rolls, it seems.
This BYU fan will miss Damarcus... I thought that he had a good Freshman year
and that he brought some great skills to the BYU attack.He was
explosive off the dribble and had the potential of being a knock-down 3pt
shooter... I was looking forward to his return for the 2014-2015 season...I thought that he was an outstanding perimeter defender and had the
versatility to shutdown players at the #1, #2 and #3 positions... I wish him
well, but also wish that he could reconsider, follow his brother's lead and
serve a mission, and then come back and help us win a national championship.
LonestarRunner:"Demarcus is transferring because he changed his
mind about leaving on a mission right after his Freshman season and when he
tried to return to BYU, he found out that his scholarship had already been given
away to another player for 2012-13."Did you make that up?
Because nowhere in the article did it report that his scholarship had been given
Chris B.You've already been piled on by your own for your
clueless, embarrassing, and racist comments but let me throw in one more thing.
Try finding one comment that any of those you mentioned has said negatively
about BYU. You won't find any because they haven't said anything.
Furthermore, in case you missed last season, Davies came back and played his
junior year and should be a star this year as a senior. Find a Utah article to
comment on because you have no clue what you're talking about when you
comment about BYU.
DEW Cougar, I read the entire article. I was not saying anything negative about
Harrison not going on a mission. I was just expressing surprise, because I
understood at the end of the season that he was going to be leaving soon
thereafter for the mission field.
Chris B - um, dude, stop embarrassing us Utah fans. BYU's basketball
"athletes" have been far superior to our basketball "athletes"
for a few years now. BYU screwed up and gave his scholarship away to someone
else when they thought he was going on a mission - his mission plans were
delayed and he was left without a scholarship. Your comments are stupid, lacking
the facts and are completely racist. Give it up already.
Chris B. byu's 2013 recruiting class is ranked 6th by ESPN. I think we
will be ok.
To Ufan & RBN: please accept the gratitude of BYU fans for willingly calling
a spade a spade. DeMarcus: My daughter will be sorely disappointed
because of your transfer. You were one of her favorite players last year. Best
wishes for great success at Clemson!
RBNAmen. Chris B is an embarrassment to all true Utah fans.
Chris BsheeeshDo you ever get tired of posting such
clueless drivel?Demarcus is transferring because he changed his mind
about leaving on a mission right after his Freshman season and when he tried to
return to BYU, he found out that his scholarship had already been given away to
another player for 2012-13.He decided to transfer to Clemson solely
because he couldn't afford to pay his own way at BYU for the upcoming
school year. He holds absolutely no animosity towards BYU, nor does he feel that
he didn't "fit in".
This is one Utah fan that wishes ChrisB wouldn't troll so much.
to atlcoug. Read the article again toward the end. We don't know if he is
going or not. And, it is not our buisness about their choices to serve. Wish
Brother Harrison good luck with his future.
Again we see that "athletes" do not survive BYU. Harvey Unga, Davies,
Quezada, Chambers, Harrison.....Call it whatever you want and for
whatever different excuses you give - but when byu gets very few non-white
sunday school school boys to begin with and those few transfer/leave/get kicked
out at such a proporionally high rate, it just shows that Provo is not an
inclusive place.But don't worry bYu fans, there are many great
basketball and football programs that have won national championships with
similar student bodies and athletes like those at byuLOL!
I thought he was going on a mission right after last season. Apparently not!
Clemson will be much closer to home for him. I hope it works out for him.
Looks like Demarcus is returning home. Good luck at Clemson; thanks for your
contributions while you were at BYU.