BYU football: Cornerbacks Jordan Johnson, Trent Trammell helping each other through adversity

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  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Aug. 21, 2013 4:57 p.m.

    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 - 8-4
    2014 - 11-1, and with a little magic, who knows?

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Aug. 21, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    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?

    Aug. 21, 2013 10:19 a.m.

    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.

  • Eliot Genola, UT
    Aug. 21, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    Or maybe it's just bad luck.

  • Tilka PORTLAND, OR
    Aug. 21, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    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?

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    Aug. 21, 2013 2:21 a.m.

    "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 and find it yourself.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 10:59 p.m.

    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.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 5:56 p.m.

    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.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 20, 2013 5:41 p.m.

    What about a medical red shirt?