BYU basketball: Cougars very proud of what Davies has done with his second chance

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  • localblue Sandy, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 5:49 p.m.

    Geez, can we let the guy move on with his life? I get that he's a public figure but the DesNews is not the Enquirer and sometimes the benefits of allowing somebody to move on with his life outweighs the public's right to learn from his experience (which ostensibly is what the desnews is trying to do with this article).

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 5:07 p.m.

    Brandon signed the honor roll pledge, that's why his indiscretion became public...He does show publicly his faith in the Atonement as taught by the scriptures, LDS Church. Its tough on all of us, no one said the road would be easy, but Brandon shows it is worth it for sure. Maybe this will be the year of the Basketball Cougars! Hope so. Davies & team have to give their all on the court, transmit their passion for excellence into wins, greatness.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Nov. 13, 2012 4:35 p.m.

    "I cheer against BYU when they play the U..."

    I think U are wasting your breath for the next six or seven years.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Nov. 13, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    Davies should have found another basketball program ... hopefully Jabari won't make this mistake.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 2:50 p.m.

    It's quite obvious that most of those complaining about the article didn't even bother reading it.

    That's unfortunate, because you might have learned something about the character-building traits that can be learned through facing and then overcoming adversity.

  • Vernal Mom Vernal, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    Thank you, took the words right out of my mouth.

    Mr. Davies has earned my support and respect, also.

    Good luck to the whole team. I'm excited for a new and great season!

  • Colorado Reader Littleton, CO
    Nov. 13, 2012 2:00 p.m.

    Shame on the DN for bring this up over an over. Part of repentance is forgiveness and forgetting. He did all that he was required to do and I am sure he would appreciate it if others would let it go an move on as he has. Stop binging it up!!

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 1:37 p.m.

    Is "repentance" now part of the politically correct lexicon? Ewww. Be careful what you say. You might offend some overly sensitive soul. Grow up.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Nov. 13, 2012 1:00 p.m.

    Ha, I knew theyre'd be some grumbling over the title of the article. And I agree that the "repentance" part does not fit, especially on a publicly read paper.
    But eastcoast, by referring to "you people out in Utah" you are showing a huge "group assumption" that is simply wrong. And I live in AZ.
    It would be like referring to another group that may be of a certain race or color and call them "you people there in ..."
    People should stop lumping everyone in Utah into the same belief, opinion or background.

    Meanwhile...Davies has my absolute respect and support.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Nov. 13, 2012 12:48 p.m.

    Davis is a great player. Best wishes for future success. He will have to carry to Cougars on his back, but I think he is ready to do it if he can control his urge to get silly fouls.

  • kevo Saratoga Springs, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    Way to go Brandon!

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    Nov. 13, 2012 11:18 a.m.

    Davies lives the atonement and has set an example to all of us. Thank you for your courage Mr. Davies and the example you have set for all of us. I cheer against BYU when they play the U or Utah State...but I always cheer for Mr. Davies...Go Utes!! Go Mr. Davies!

    Nov. 13, 2012 8:43 a.m.

    Here is my problem with the title as eastcoastcoug stated. Repentance is something very very personal. You or the world Mr. Call have no right to say whether it happened or not. What should be reported is his progress on the court and if he is eligible by BYU standards to be there then great. We ask ourselves why people have a problem with the LDS religion around the world and it is because you throw this stuff in peoples faces and say look at this, we are so much better. I am proud of Brandon and the way he handled the pressure he was under and that he is now playing. I was not happy with the way it was handled by BYU because it could have been handled with much more understanding of the team and the situation. Just have a clue when you are dealing with something so personal as a persons relationship with his father in heaven and don't throw that out for the world to read.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 8:42 a.m.

    What is this, or daily universe? So, this was personal and internal stuff in terms of church stuff. Should of never been on DN or any media stuff. I am glad he is on BYU team and hope he does well. Good luck kid.

  • NWCougar Wilsonville, OR
    Nov. 13, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    I like the angle on Van Noy's friendship with Brandon. Last year we went to the basketball game in Portland and we were surprised to see KVN sitting right there in front of us. He was cheering hard for Brandon. I was impressed that Kyle made the trip out to Oregon during the school year to see his friend play.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Nov. 13, 2012 8:18 a.m.

    Davies "indiscretions" were non of the public's business nor is his "repentance" The "after clap of puritanism" is patting itself on the back again.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Nov. 13, 2012 7:21 a.m.

    Sorry, but the title of this article (using the words "path to repentance") makes me very uncomfortable. Repentance is something personal and private. I'm OK with the "Second Chance" wording and LOVE the fact the Brandon is back. Perhaps you people out in Utah are OK talking about this so flippantly, but this paper is online and read globally (potentially). Be careful about how you talk about things of a personal religious nature.

    If it were me or one of my family members, I wouldn't want it talked about this way in the press...

  • toocoolforcoug Woods Cross, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 6:53 a.m.

    Slow news day? Seriously, who cares. Like he is the first athlete to sin and then repent.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Nov. 13, 2012 6:48 a.m.

    Davies is a greaat story. I admire him for his his perserverance through a difficult situation. I hope others, including one or two on the football team, will show the same level of commitment. I'd like to see them back on the team.

    It's a big week for so early in the season with games against Georgia St, Florida St, and Notre Dame (or St Joe). Hopefully it will be a successful week.

    I'm feeling a little better about the front court the improvement Sharp has made. Davies, Austin and Sharp should make a formidable combo.

    Haws has the wing anchored. Barring an injury, I don't see much need for a back-up.

    The guards have got to be consistent. If Carlino can average 10+ points and 7 - 10 assists, and we cand get 10+ points from the 2 spot - we should be in good shape.

    I still think we need a lock down defender on the perimeter like Emery. Abouo was solid the last two years. But I don't see anybody on this team who can play D at that level.