BYU football: Spencer Hadley makes big impact in his return

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  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:29 p.m.

    I still say I'd L-O-V-E to play the U straight up WITH Spencer Hadley.

    But no.....some anonymous fan was a little toooooo worried about what might have happened.

    BYU by 7

  • JayDee West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 2:25 p.m.


    All I'm saying is that I am not aware of one fan from any school who had anything to do with Spencer Hadley being reinstated to the team (or how that could even be a possibility)...which is your explicit contention. Let me know if I am wrong.

    I complimented you on the sentiments in your post. I agree with them. I'm not calling you out at all.

    I'm guessing you are implying that well wishes from fans have a positive influence. I agree. But anything beyond that seems pure conjecture.

  • LEDSFW Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:24 a.m.

    Glad to see him back.

  • tlaulu Taylorsville, Utah
    Oct. 14, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    JayDee. Sorry I didn't ask you for a comment on my "sentiment and feel good part" about Spencer's return. I'll make sure I'll include you next time so you'll feel betta about what's going on. Oh, by the by, when USU quarterback Chuckie Keeton went down with his season ending injury, I sent him a personal well wishes for a speedy recovery. Feel betta now?

  • cougar76 Raleigh, NC
    Oct. 14, 2013 9:10 a.m.

    I disagree with Meckofahess that BYU employs "public floggings" of its students when they violate the honor code. I am aware of students who have been placed on probation or not been allowed to return to BYU for violating the honor code and no press release was issued. They counsel with their Bishops and no one but the busybodies want to know anything about it. That cannot happen if the student is in the spotlight. When a high profile athlete is not allowed to play, everyone will want to know why. The press will dig until they discover and publish the reason. Until then, speculation will run rampant and the BYU/Church haters will scream coverup. I think a press release is in the best interest of the athlete and the most compassionate way BYU can handle a very public situation.

  • JayDee West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 6:05 a.m.

    I was thrilled to see Spencer Hadley back on the field. I also loved reading about his story.

    However, I take issue with the idea that his "early return to the team was expedited by...the myriad of fans statewide from all different universities in the state." Huh? How in the world is that possible? I'm as much of a fan as anyone, but I didn't have a say in getting Spencer back. Was there a petition or letter-writing campaign that I missed?

    I really like your sentiment and the feel good part of this, but let's keep it real.

    I do know, however, (based on media reports) that one "diehard fan" from one particular university in the state expedited his early exit from the team.

  • tlaulu Taylorsville, Utah
    Oct. 13, 2013 8:52 p.m.

    Spencer's early return to the team was expedited by his positive attitude, loving and supportive parents and the myriad of fans statewide from all different universities in the state, not to mention the coaches and school administrators that monitored his progress. I'm a father of four grown up sons. I love this type of progress in a young man's life. Good to see you back on the field Spencer.

  • Meckofahess Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    A wise decision to allow Spencer to come back early. I applaud whoever made the decision. Wasn't sure that level heads would prevail on that matter but this is evidence there is hope for BYU to learn and improve in how they handle the mistake some of their young student make. Now if we can just continue to the point that they don't employ "public floggings" with those issues all will be better off. Keep these violations out of the press (no press releases) and handle the issues privately and with dignity the way we would expect a class institution like BYU us capable of doing. Go Cougars!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 11:55 a.m.

    I'm glad he is back, he is a difference maker. I'm also happy to see he accepted the consequences for what he did and worked hard to atone for it and get back as he has done. Congratulations Spencer and here's to a job well done!

  • DP742 American Fork, UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    Glad to have him back! I believe there was a lesson learned and now he can move forward and continue to be a dominant presence on the field and a good man off the field.