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Why Badger bolted Notre Dame for BYU

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07:24 AM ET 08.28 | Clearly, Chris Badger isn't shy about making hard decisions, and he made another public this week. [The former Timpview High football star] stunned a lot of locals back in 2010 when he decommitted from Stanford, bypassed offers from BYU, Utah and others and signed with Notre Dame. Badger gained a measure of notoriety when he became the first Notre Dame football player ever to leave for a two-year LDS Church mission. He returned from Ecuador in 2012, and redshirted for the Irish last season when Notre Dame made it all the way to the National Championship Game. Now, Badger is leaving Notre Dame again -- this time for BYU. "I've decided to come home to Utah so I can live with my [parents] and be closer to my family," he told The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday night. "It's going to be a better situation for me."

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August 28, 2013  07:42 AM ET

Domer version of processing?

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August 28, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Who???

August 28, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Can't fault a kid for following his heart and faith. Good luck to you Chris...

August 28, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Will he be old enough to play at BYU?

August 28, 2013  10:39 AM ET

Why isn't this young man playing at WISCONSIN?

August 28, 2013  11:02 AM ET

It's because he'd be closer to Jesse and Skinny Pete.

August 28, 2013  11:22 AM ET
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It's because he'd be closer to Jesse and Skinny Pete.

Is he gonna tele-transport there, or just go by car?

August 28, 2013  11:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Why isn't this young man playing at WISCONSIN?

Yeah.

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August 28, 2013  11:52 AM ET

Seems as if every ND scholly transfer or de-commit is getting a lot of FN attention.
Is ND the only school with such news? Don't think so.

August 28, 2013  12:55 PM ET

I heard he was scared off my Manti T'eo's imaginary girlfriend.

August 28, 2013  02:27 PM ET

He was in the wrong prayer group.

August 28, 2013  03:28 PM ET

Maybe he just doesn't like girls and by going to BYU he is not allowed near them?

August 28, 2013  03:30 PM ET
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Maybe he just doesn't like girls and by going to BYU he is not allowed near them?

Or? He saw the class he started with will graduate this year,then looked at the depth chart and could not find his name anywhere.

August 28, 2013  05:58 PM ET
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Is he gonna tele-transport there, or just go by car?

DUDE, like if they tele-transport there, itd be like they died and were remade! Skinny Pete would not allow that.

August 28, 2013  07:25 PM ET
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Who???

OH! You know who my evil Trojan friend!!!

August 28, 2013  07:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Seems as if every ND scholly transfer or de-commit is getting a lot of FN attention.Is ND the only school with such news? Don't think so.

I know right.

August 28, 2013  07:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Maybe he just doesn't like girls and by going to BYU he is not allowed near them?

Dude,, weak.

 
August 28, 2013  07:27 PM ET
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Or? He saw the class he started with will graduate this year,then looked at the depth chart and could not find his name anywhere.

Weaker.

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