BYU football: Chris Badger immediately eligible to play at BYU

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  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Sept. 20, 2013 7:08 p.m.

    "No doubt Chris wanted to be near his mom, but if you're going to transfer back you should suffer the penalty of losing a year of eligibility and sitting out."

    Badger didn't play last season.
    He already sat out a year.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Sept. 20, 2013 3:33 p.m.

    UgottaloveMaxie - Maybe the answer is to allow athletes to transfer at will like coaches can.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Sept. 20, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    Chris B - buddy, this is a sign. You just can't make up coincidences like this one. Enjoy the attention. :)

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Sept. 20, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    NightOwlAmerica - it's Christensen. I know the guy.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Sept. 20, 2013 2:40 p.m.

    UgottaloveMaxie,

    Why make the student-athletes suffer? They did take a considerable amount of time investigating this.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 7:39 p.m.

    Of course you liked Worf's comment, Chris. Any attention is good attention as far as you at concerned.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Sept. 19, 2013 6:12 p.m.

    You mean, the NCAA actually made a ruling respecting the spirit of the law rather than the letter?

    I think they talk about this kind of thing in the Book of Revelation, right? Signs of the Apocalypse?

  • UgottaloveMaxie Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 6:06 p.m.

    If this doesn't undermine the NCAA transfer rules I don't know what does. It's nice he gets to be by his sick mom, but how many athletes have sick parents, those with cancer, dying grandmas (that raised the player). No doubt Chris wanted to be near his mom, but if you're going to transfer back you should suffer the penalty of losing a year of eligibility and sitting out.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 5:59 p.m.

    Worf,

    Even I liked that one.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 5:27 p.m.

    Chrissy:
    "I would assume a third string guy at Notre Dame would be starting at byu. My guess it that will be the case very soon."

    How's that Utah secondary looking lately? Yeah, Badger would be starting for the PAC cellar dwellers too...heaven knows they could use him. Don't look now but your jealousy is showing...again.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 19, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    Can Chris B play corner?

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 5:14 p.m.

    Good to have Chris B aboard. Maybe now he will stay off the comment boards and do something productive. Best of luck to Chris B. go out there and get a pick for us against Utah.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 19, 2013 5:12 p.m.

    Wow! Chris B is playing safety for BYU?

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 5:11 p.m.

    I'm not sure how much this helps BYU with anything more than depth. Of course depth is a very nice thing to have but BYU's current 2 starting safeties are studs so it isn't like he is going to replace either of them. From what I understand Reilly is an excellent safety as well.

    But we can certainly use another highly heralded safety recruit and you can never have to much depth so welcome aboard Chris and congratulations on coming home.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Sept. 19, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    With Badger eligible and Hague and Reilly back this week, my fears about depth at DB are gone.

    We have a couple of nice prospects to fill in for Sorenson next season.

    And with Trammell and Johnson back next year, we'll be loaded at corner also.

    Very happy the NCAA made Badger immediately eligible.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    My guess is that his appeal has been before the NCAA for months and they're just now getting around to it 3 weeks into the season. But of course they turned on a dime for Texas A&M and Johnny Autograph.

  • Don't Feed the Trolls Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    Chrissy newname,

    Bowl game. How quaint. BYU went to a New Year's bowl ages ago. Let us know when your team gets a National Championship. Or even a bowl game again.

  • bigsoccer West Valley, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    Christopher B
    Ogden, UT
    It must be amazing playing in a BCS bowl.

    Chris Badger knows what its like.

    Actually he doesn't, he redshirt and never played a down last year, he is still considered a freshman.

  • Perkunas Ashburn, VA
    Sept. 19, 2013 4:05 p.m.

    Welcome to the team, and I hope that the family situation that brought you home works out for the best.

  • perfidemintrepidus Riverton, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 3:56 p.m.

    I was waiting for an update about this guy and glad to know his appeal to the NCAA was successful. He should be able to immediately contribute to our injured secondary depth.

  • jdub1942 PROVO, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 3:32 p.m.

    But will he see the field THIS WEEK?

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    It must be amazing playing in a BCS bowl.

    Chris Badger knows what its like.

    So do the last EIGHT graduating classes at Utah.

  • DeepBlue Anaheim, CA
    Sept. 19, 2013 3:23 p.m.

    It would be nice if the DN spelled your name correctly Chris; afterall, you are a local product.

    Anyway, looking forward to you adding some much needed depth to BYU's DB corp.

  • NightOwlAmerica SALEM, OR
    Sept. 19, 2013 3:12 p.m.

    Just in time! Quick, bring back Detmer, Collie, Todd Christiansen and more! Make them immediately eligible to play this weekend!

  • nhatch82 Eagle Mountain, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    I dont know if many have seen him play. his high school highlight film on youtube is pretty sweet. this kids a hitter. I have no idea how fast he is but he'll put you on your back if you get in front of him. I pray he has decent speed.

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 3:10 p.m.

    I would assume a third string guy at Notre Dame would be starting at byu. My guess it that will be the case very soon.

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 3:09 p.m.

    It's a good thing he beat some of his rivals while at Notre Dame. His current teammates are probably very interested to hear his perspective about what it feels like to beat their rival. His current teammates don't know.

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Sept. 19, 2013 3:07 p.m.

    Welcome aboard Chris!

    I understand that you've been working out with the scout team since school began. After all of the injuries, it'll be nice to have a little more added depth in BYU's defensive backfield.

    Go Cougars? #beatUtah