Originally written on TornBySports  |  Last updated 11/10/14
The end of the 2012 football season was a sigh of relief for Cougar fans, for a few different reasons. Reasons that I’ve already written about in the recent past regarding the plague that was the Riley Nelson era of BYU Football. Nelson recently came clean to the local media regarding his back injury in 2012: “The fractures were unstable in the University of Utah game meaning I could feel them grinding and shifting and moving in my back. … at halftime … there were moments where it was kind of hard to keep your mind focused, to keep your hand from shaking, but, you know it was great to have an opportunity to go out there and battle. … it was my senior year to play Utah at Utah — there was no way I was going to bow out or throw in the towel and my coaches were gracious enough to let me go ahead and compete.” It’s good to have some vindication for when I first reported of Nelson’s injury. Remember this? I know what you’re thinking to yourself: “Chesh, you haven’t written in months, and he
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