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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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Park City, UT

Uncle Rico

Sorry, but your logic is flawed. Head-to-head only matters when used as a tie-breaker for similar records.

Utah(5-7) < USC(7-6) < Ga Tech(7-7) < BYU(8-5)

Some day our little brothers on the hill will figure that one out.

Here's a clue though:

Bowl WINNER > no bowl

Springville, UT

When Mildred speaks... Utes listen! LOL

Great news with Van Noy on board next year! Yet another wise decision by a young man weighing his options.

Great day to be a Cougar fan.

Frisco, TX

re: Proud Ute - "I want the tds to bring their best and win or lose withouth the inevitable coulda, woulda, shoulda's we've gotten the last 3 years."

With two of the last three games coming down to the final play, you'll always hear coulda, woulda, shoulda. Just like the Ute basketballers said about the BB game this yes. And yes, we woulda won in 2010 if we coulda blocked the Ute coming around the end. And yes, we shoulda been able to hit the FG to force OT in 2012. But I wish Bronco wouldn'ta played Nelson, cause I think we coulda won with Hill.

But U have to admit, 2010 and 2012 were pretty exciting games that U are willing to trade away to watch your team take on Fresno St.

Cedar City, UT

Although selfishly I'm excited that Hoffman and KVN decided to return, I have to think history shows this is a very risky decision. It will be tough for KVN to top 2012, but I will be excited again to see him play again.

Iowa City, IA

The best news ever!! Thanks Van Noy, excitement already building for next year. Heal up, gear up!

sandy, UT

GoBanana, I understand your dislike for teams and players, but until you see the ravaging effects of cancer, let's simply not even joke about these guys or any others curing cancer. I see it daily and spend thousands of hours looking for a cure. These guys are young football players who simply try their hardest on the field and apparently in the classroom.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

thank you for good news. not to worried about our d team but o team need to be work on NOW!!!

Gold Canyon, az

Great news for cougar nation. It reminds me of that basketball player a few years back, think if Jimmer would have passed on his Sr year. His decision is very telling of his feelings about BYU and his teammates.

Salt Lake City, UT

Cody Hoffman and Kyle Van Noy are two BYU players who have earned our highest respect. Not only for how sucessful they have been on the field, but for showing honor and loyalty by making a sacrifice to stay and play in college their senior year! This is why I love college football so much because of great young student athlets like these two gentlemen!. Thanks guys and best wishes to you for a happy New Year!. Lots of happy BYU fans tonight!!!!!!!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Let's see if I remember this right (and apparentlyI am supposed to...), you my friend are actually a USC fan who loves to stir the pot between BYU and Utah.

You would, of course, recognize a truly bad team, cheering for USC. It is a singular honor, worthy of Trojan fans, that your team played in a bowl against a team with a losing record. And lost. To the same Ramblin' Wreck that KVN and Hoffman destroyed. At home.

The announcer had a fabulous line. USC wanted to be playing a team from the south in a Monday bowl game. They were hoping for next Monday and a team from the SEC.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Kyle Van Noy and Cody Hoffman:

You guys are studs!! Made my day! Don't listen to the naysayers - you won't regret this decision.

Next year could be pretty special.

Mildred - please go find your little brother Chris B and spend some quality time with him.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

They would like to play on a team with a quarterback. Worth coming back for.

Columbia, MO

KVN is a smart, level-headed guy. He can do better than 2nd and 3rd team All-American. In fact, he can be better than Manti Te'o (another player who could have skipped his senior season, but didn't). BYU is lucky to have him back and if they can replace a few other players on the front line, they will be as good next year on defense as they were this year.

Now, if the Cougars can just get their offensive punch back...

San Diego, CA

Excited for next year. Kudos to kvn and hoffman for sticking around. Now lets win some games that actually mean something. Forget the BCS. Start by beating the utes and aggies, or at least one ranked opponent.

Ogden, UT

As Mr. Burns says, "Excellent Smither's, Excellent."

Alexandria, VA

I heard that Nelson is getting a medical redshirt for the last 4 years as well, so he'll be back too!

Wilsonville, OR

This is the best news I have had since KVN scored two touchdowns in the Poinsettia Bowl!

Salt Lake City, UT

Don't do it Kyle, please. Don't risk your future. School will always be there, the millions won't be if you get hurt. Your body only has so many hits, your knees so many miles, your brain can only take so much bashing.

You'll get more out of your education if you intermingle it with some life experience, and as someone who has a Master's Degree on his wall I'll quote President Calvin Coolidge: "The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

Take you talent and will and move on to the next stage. Let the next player move up at BYU.


Nice to see he's coming back; I hope he doesn't regret it. Based on what I saw this year,I'm not sure I have the sense of optimism that many others seem to have, particularly with the schedule for 2013. Not only was BYU a mediocre football team in 2012, from an offensive standpoint they were almost unwatchable at times. A far cry from the high-flying days of McMahon, Young, etc., etc.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Get some issues with the offensive line solved and 2013 could be memorable year.

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