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BYU Football missing key players at OL and DL during spring ball

Tejan Koroma is absent from spring practice and is not currently enrolled at BYU.

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BYU football began spring practices this week. While there is excitement about the return of Taysom Hill and the new coaching staff, there are a couple of key contributors who are absent from spring ball that were otherwise expected to be in attendance.

Missing from the practice field for the Cougars is their All-American and two-year starting center Tejan Koroma, who is not currently enrolled in school. OL Kyle Johnson and DL Travis Tuiloma are also out due to injury.

These reports on Koroma are confirmed by Salt Lake Tribune BYU beat writer Jay Drew:

Mystery continues to surround the Tejan Koroma situation. The reasons as to why Koroma isn't enrolled hasn't been disclosed. However, according to Kalani Sitake, Tejan is welcome to come back to the team; whether Komora does return or not is "up to him."

Playing in lieu of Koroma is Parker Dawe and walk-on Quinn Ficklin. Recent recruit Caden Haws from Arkansas will be available in the fall.

Meanwhile, injury is keeping both Johnson and Tuiloma off the field during the spring:

Tuiloma is an experienced defensive lineman having played significant time in games ever since he came to Provo as a Freshman.

Kyle Johnson is also an experience player on the offensive side of the ball.

With the new defensive and offensive coaches and their accompanying schemes, it certainly isn't ideal for key players to be missing spring ball to take physical reps in the new sets.

Vanquish The Foe will continue to monitor the status of each of these players for our readers over the spring and summer.