Damarcus Harrison. He just announced that he will be transferring to Clemson. Apparently his mission plans got delayed for a few months (he is now planning on putting in his papers in January), and Dave Rose had already given up his scholarship (understandable), so now he wants to go play somewhere else until he leaves. What. the. heck?
Here's my big question: He said he is petitioning to be able to play immediately (I can't imagine why they would let him-- I highly doubt a lost scholarship is a good enough reason), but what if he doesn't get it (most likely scenario)? He'd have to red shirt for the rest of his mission-planning time. So what's the point? Yes, he could attend classes and be closer to his family, but I don't understand how that makes it worth it. AND-- Harrison's brother is planning on coming to BYU after he gets home from his mission in December. Really? You're going to give up BYU and being at college with your brother just to red shirt at another school for like 6 months? Really? He said it's possible he could come back to BYU again after his mission, but I don't see that as very likely. Transferring twice? Ummm . . . certainly not ideal.
Juice Quezada also announced that he's transferring to Fresno State. As I said before, I don't get it. Apparently he was even baptized into the LDS Church last week by former BYU teammate Brian Kariya, which means the Church is definitely not his reason for transferring. Something is really messed up in the timing of all these transfers.
Another Cougar gone . . . makes me sad. Hopefully we'll get some good replacements in the coming years who stick around for more than a year. Sheesh . . .