I love to watch Van Noy play. And I think he would be wise to complete his
college education. Pro players sometimes have long careers, but most do not, and
he needs to look beyond that to what he would do to earn a living without
football. One more year of experience and physical maturity might be helpful for
him, too. But whatever he decides to do, I wish him the best, and a big thank
you for giving us some great moments this season.
RE: Wally WestGood to hear it... I couldn't find any, but I
guess I didn't look hard enough. Can you direct me to some of the
"credible lists" that go through round 7. I'd love to see where my
favorite players are stacking up. Thanks in advance.
How dare you say I'm no byu fan.I'm huge byu fan.I went on
mission and no DUIs to boot.
werAre you having just a little bit of trouble with this slice of
reality? Other people, who should know I might add, are talking about the
possibility of a first round draft choice, as a junior, and your talking about
getting cut at try-outs?I realize some Ute fans are heavily invested
in having more former players in the pros than BYU, but your reaching, just a
@ WiscougarfanNot true. There are mocks out there Already that go 3,
4, or even the full 7.
Thank you So.Cal Reader. I clearly got my information mixed up somewhere along
@ Cougar Passion "Did Van Noy convert to the Church?" He is a member. He
was in the same stake in Reno as my son's friend.Also, I loved
this article. The fact that it was written by an AP writter and not a DN sports
writer gives it more credibility. I hope the best for Kyle!
I really hope KVN comes back for his senior year. We are losing so many
defensive players next year. But from what I read Fua, will be a good
replacement if KVN goes.
Did Van Noy convert to the Church? I know the "serve a mission" jab was
in jest, but I didn't see anyone pointing out that wouldn't even be an
option because he's not LDS. With regard to going or staying,
because of the possibility of injury (which he has of course already
experienced), I would be for him going if the opportunity is there. That's
not what I as a fan want, of course; Kyle is a special player and great guy, and
he will be missed greatly. But as a parent who looks at future possibilities
for my own kids, I would not want him to jeopardize a chance at a dream by
playing his senior year. Better to get the chance at even a short
career--although I see him being able to play an extended time in the NFL--than
to possibly not get the shot at all.
skywalker"ETB isn't a BYU fan". Thus Sports Are
Great's comment that Ernest is "pretending to be a BYU fan".
We're all aware ETB is not a byu fan and is just a Ute fan poorly
disguised.Ernest,I am happy all things BYU bother you
though. I love knowing that when you hear or read anything about BYU you are
bothered. I love knowing that the very thought of Max Hall upsets you still
these many years later. I love knowing that when you see or hear anything
related to the Mormons you are bothered. I'll be willing to bet you even
get bothered when you see Jello as it again makes you think of byu or mormons.
I am so happy these things make you upset! I will be happy knowing that
whenever I see "BYU" mentioned in any article in the future it will
bother you. To Van Noy, thanks for your play whatever your decision
Sports Are GreatETB isn't a BYU fan; probably isn't even a
Utah fan or a BYU-hater either.He just thinks he's clever and
likes throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks.Serving a
mission, as we all know, is highly recommended for all faithful LDS young men,
but it's still a personal choice.
Always been impressed with how Mendenhall is serious about serious mistakes.
Kid got a DUI before he even enrolled at BYU. Bronco had no responsibility to
hold him accountable aka punish him before he was even with the program. Easily
could have just said "don't do it again" and looked the other way.
Bronco came down hard and made him wait an entire year to prove himself. No
weak 1 game suspension against a Division II program like other coaches do for
DUI's, even if the kid is already on the team. I'm all for second
chances, but second chances don't mean little or no punishment for an
offense. I had a very close loved one killed by a drunk driver and thus I have
no tolerance for people who commit DUI offenses. I'm glad Bronco punished
him by forcing him to wait an YEAR and not a slap on the wrist 1 game suspension
as others do.
Ernest,You should go on a mission. Perhaps it would change your
goals in life from currently being "pretend to be BYU fan to make BYU fans
look bad" to something more productive. Van Noy is light years ahead of
He needs to go on a mission to serve The Lord.
Average years of time playing in the FL is two years. Why not enjoy the full
benefits of college ball, then go to the pros try outs and when they most likely
will say at the first cuts, "thanks for trying, kid". Here's your
bus ticket home" Then, the person can think, "I did my best in college,
got my degree, and now I have a life". Not, "Duh, wha happen??"
I believe the NFL has a draft evaluation service, that, once a player has
submitted his name for the draft, will evaluate the player as to his likelihood
to be drafted in the 1st round. Underclassmen who are not likely to be chosen in
the 1st round are advised not to leave college early, although it is entirely up
to the play to decide whether to withdraw his name from draft eligibility.I'd love to see KVN back at BYU next season, but I fully support
him entering the NFL if he does have a realistic chance of being drafted in the
I hope he comes back but wouldn't hold it against him if he goes. I'll
keep my fingers crossed for another year.
I think this is Bronco's last year and he's letting his players know.
RE:werMost draft boards/mock drafts at this point are limited to
about 20 players and the first round, so you won't see Van Noy on most of
those lists. However, The bleacher report recently said "Van Noy is a
junior, but could leave school early to enter the NFL draft. He is very likely
to be a first-round draft selection, which could compel him to skip his senior
season at BYU." NFLdraftscout rates him the #6 OLB. thezonecoverage has him
as the #4 draft eligible underclassman. Until he declares eligibility for the
draft I don't expect to see him high on the boards but I think most experts
would put him as a first day pick.
I'd like to get the back ground on these so-called "scouts". Is
there a published credible list anywhere in the country that has Van Noy's
name on it as a potential NFLer?
I would love to have Van Noy back for another season. But if he can make the
jump, I would understand. There is certainly an injury scare there, so I
wouldn't blame him for taking the chance as soon as possible. Good luck in
whatever you decide, Mr. Van Noy.