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Star defensive player's return good news for 2013

Published: Monday, Dec. 31 2012 10:10 a.m. MST

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Orem, UT

Great news for all BYU fans and a scary prospect for all 2013 BYU opponents!

Welcome back KVN!

Baltimore, MD

#1, #2, and now #3 all returning!

2013 is going to be exciting!

Go Cougs!

Wilsonville, OR

Kyle, you will go down as one of the greatest Cougars of all time. You had already cemented your legacy after your junior season, but your decision to play four years shows how much the program means to you. Can't wait to watch your senior season!!! A winning record against one of the toughest schedules in team history is a real possibility with Hoffman and KVN coming back!

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

With KVN and Hoffman, we should win atleast 10 games again and be headed to a BCS bowl.

Chris Degn
Salt Lake City, UT

Cody and Kyle showing the importance of loyalty and teamwork. They could certainly go pro this coming season and make some good money, but instead they sacrifice. It is my hope that they will be rewarded with not only a diploma, but also a great season next year with the Cougars and a sense of pride and satisfaction they can carry with them a lifetime. I applaud your decision! Go, Cougars!


I have to admit, I'm blown away! I love the idea of being able to see KVN play another season, but I think he may regret this decision if his intent is to play in the league

Taylorsville, UT

Great news for BYU. Van Noy will likely be a preseason FIRST TEAM All-American. And with plenty of chances to play big-name opponents on national TV. Definitely good exposure for the Cougars in 2013.

Logan, UT

Haha, I like the optimism. Having Van Noy and Hoffmand didn't equate to ten wins or a BCS game this year but next year it will for sure.

Frisco, TX

I was so excited to hear that Hoffman was coming back last week, but getting Hoffman and KVN back is awesome. To get our #1 offensive player and our #1 defensive player back, when both could have gone pro, is mind boggling. Hoffam and KVN will impact the Cougs more next year than any 4 or 5 star recruits would have. And we need them with our AQ conference like schedule.

Someone also hinted that Eathyn Manumaleuna may get a medical redshirt for last season. Does anyone know if this is true?

SoCal Roger
Costa Mesa, CA

My prayers have been answered!

I thought that KVN would go pro for sure.

But, I am so happy and elated to hear that he will return to BYU next year along with Cody Hoffman.

Go Blue!

Lehi, UT

Yess! Now, one more announcement and I'm set for 2013 - Doman NOT RETURNING!

Wendall Hoop
Salt Lake City, UT

I can't believe Hoffman is staying...he would have been like a 1st or 2nd round pick easily. Probably the best receiver to come out of byu in a long long time.

Tooele, UT

Sorry, Mildred, as an independent not named Notre Dame, BYU will have to go undefeated to make it to a BCS bowl, 10-2 won't do it.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Combined with Hoffmans earlier announcement, this is the best news I've heard for BYUs football!

I have no problems with Bronco and Doman. The future looks brighter than ever!

Virginia Beach, Va

Anytime a kid can go pro and collect the money I think they should. Matt Barkley lost millions coming back. Chances are with an upgraded schedule KVN wont have the same year.


I CAN NOT WAIT for Kyle Van Noy and Cody Hoffman to cure cancer now that they are back for their senior season.

Cinci Man


Better check your facts. The undefeated requirement is ONLY for the BCS Championship game. At large births are open to BYU and Notre Dame at 10-2.

I am absolutely thrilled that these great players are coming back to finish their business. Go Cougars and I wish you the very best of fortune next season. It has to be fun. I only plead that Doman learn well from the last two seasons of poor coaching on his part. I don't want to break in a new guy for this upcoming season, but I do want to see 2000% better performance on the OC job.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

I'm not understanding how you all are arriving at the conclusion that having KVN and Hoffman back all of a sudden makes BYU a lock for a BCS game. Weren't they both on the team the last 3 years when BYU didn't go to a BCS game? Have they even beaten Utah in their careers? Somebody explain to me why returning the two "best" players from a bad team will somehow turn it into a good team...

Sierra Vista, Arizona

KVN and Cody just want another tun at Utah! I hope we beat them next year.

San Diego, CA

News of Kyle Van Noy coming back next year is the best possible belated Christmas present for BYU football fans.

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