Even in a year when the offseason transfer list is several sheets of paper long, few departures have been more surprising than BYU's announcement on Thursday that point guard Michael Loyd Jr. is leaving the program.
The reason Loyd is transferring is even more bizarre.
According to a Salt Lake Tribune report, Loyd is not leaving the school because of academic woes, playing time issues or an honor code violation. Instead, the Tribune reports that the redshirt sophomore and the BYU coaches mutually decided that he was simply no longer a good match for the program.
Loyd wasn't forced out, but he was given some ultimatums in regards to behavior, dress and appearance that he apparently decided he just couldn't abide by.
Let's put it this way: showing up on national television with a mohawk haircut for BYU's NCAA Tournament games, or playing against Utah with a tongue piercing, probably didn't help his cause.
If a potential breakout star truly left BYU's winning program because othersRead More »from Michael Loyd Jr. is keeping his mohawk but ditching BYU