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.
BYU has confirmed that center Tejan Koroma, freshman All-American in 2014, is not currently enrolled in school.— Jay Drew (@drewjay) March 3, 2016
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.
Sitake confirmed that DT Travis Tuiloma and OL Kyle Johnson are out of spring practice due to injury, didn't detail the injuries.— Jay Drew (@drewjay) March 1, 2016
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.