Clearly, the line about the departure being a "mutual" decision is the most interesting. Why would Dave Rose decide to part with a player who showed so much promise, and was such a key part of BYU's late season success, in particular when Jimmer Fredette was ill?
Let's see what Rose most recently had to say about Loyd.
In my season-ending interview with Coach Rose, here is some of what he said about Loyd's future at BYU:
"Mike will determine what we do with Mike."
"He continues to improve; he continues to get better; he really has made the commitment that he wants to be a point guard."