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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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Roberts, ID

Two keys for success next season, from my perspective. 1) NEW OC, Doman is not capable of running a pro style offense and 2) the KICKING game needs a big upgrade. If Sorenson is not much better, than this past season, a replacement must be found. It is inexcusable that Bronco did not have a plan B, this season, knowing of Sorenson's physical condition. I personally think Sorenson has become damaged goods and must be replaced.

Everett, WA

Now, if they can only get Andy Reid to coach next year ... they could ... go all ... the way!!

Mission Viejo, CA

Great news about Hoffman and KVN. Bronco has built something at BYU, this particular season notwithstanding.

Now, I'm wondering about Andy Reid ...

Lyman, WY

Welcome back KVN.

River Falls, WI

RE: So. Cal Reader

"As a Cougs fan, I LOVE that Hoffman and, especially, Van Noy is returning. However, I'm also curious what their pre-draft NFL analysis came back with? Where did the analysis have both pitted in the NFL draft? It's all good to say they want to "finish what they started", etc. I'm guessing whether a "less-then-they-had-expected" analysis may have contributed to their decision to return as well? Either way, the team is MUCH stronger with both returning."

According to the report on ESPN Van Noy was told by the analysts that he would go in the first or second round. I guess you guessed wrong. Go cougs!

Saint George, UT

Awesome news to start out the new year. Welcome back Kyle!

St Louis, MO

Sir Robin, I must be missing some posts you seem to have read. I see exactly one post so far proclaiming BYU "should be" headed to a BCS bowl, and a couple others kind of addressing the requirements to get there. Nowhere have I read that they are a "lock." Any other fictional BYU fan delusions you'd like to comment on?

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah


timid sparrow just likes to stir the pot, usually based on nothing but his own wild imagination.

BYU getting KVN back for another year is like Notre Dame getting Manti Te'o back for another year.

Both are team leaders and game changers who have the ability to elevate the play of their entire team.

2013 is going to be an exciting year for BYU football.

UC Tom
American Fork, UT

Best Christmas present ever!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Smart move by Van Noy. Another year to get better and stronger. His NFL stock will only improve; just like Star's did. I always applaud a kid for staying in school. The money will always be there; plus an education is for ever.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Smart move by Van Noy. Another year to get better and stronger. His NFL stock will only improve; just like Star's did."
Or his NFL stock will tank; just like Matt Reynold's did.

scenic view
Baltimore, MD


Spoken like a true BYU hater.

I'm expecting KVN to have a senior year more like Manti Te'o had for Notre Dame this season.

And, with BYU's schedule next season, anything is possible...

much to the chagrin of our jealous friends on the hill, who are quivering at the prospect of the havoc Van Noy will inflict on the Utes next season.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Spoken like a true BYU hater."
No hate; reality. Everyone thought Reynolds would be drafted and he wasn't. That isn't a knock on Reynolds, just a red flag to kids considering giving up their college career. The NFL may not want them, so kick back and enjoy the game while you can. I think very very few kids should come out early. Van Noy made a good decision.

"quivering at the prospect of the havoc Van Noy will inflict on the Utes next season"
He hasn't yet, so why would next year be different?

Gilbert, AZ


It's laughable that you fixate on Reynolds, while completely ignoring Manti and Star.

"He hasn't yet, so why would next year be different?"

You obviously didn't watch the Poinsettia Bowl... ignorance can indeed be bliss.

Riley won't be around to gift wrap any TDs for U next year, so Utah's O will have to go through KVN to earn them.

U were lucky to get KVN coming back from an injury last season. Next season, U won't be so lucky.

Omaha, NE

Great news for BYU! Great choice for KVN on so many levels, especially life after football. Good Luck next year and beyond...


KVN/Hoff want 0-4 against UTAH
Ogden, UT

To each his own.

Heber City, UT

The ones claiming this will mean a BCS bid and those who assert it didn't happen this year are simply not looking at things clearly.

First the naysayers simply overlook the poor play of injured Nelson, who basically hamstrung the team with his poor plays. Had Nelson been healthy we may have one three more games. His claiming he was healthy when he wasn't was a serious problem for the Cougars.

Those claiming this means a BCS bid are ignoring the problem with the Offensive line. With their injuries and the back ups showed why they were third string.

Those who deride Doman are clueless when they criticize him. You cannot have an effective play with an injured QB who will will not admit it and the offensive line allowed anyone who could walk get to the QB. The play was blown up as soon as the ball was snapped. The offensive line could not protect him. Our receivers were wide open, but the defense was on the QB. The RB was stuffed due to poor blocking.

They are no Doman's fault. His fault was believing Nelson.

Salt Lake City, UT

phoenix says "You obviously didn't watch the Poinsettia Bowl... "
Neither did a lot of people -- "Nearly one million fewer viewers tuned into the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl. The game ranks as the least-viewed Poinsettia Bowl since at least 2006."

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah


Trust a desperate Ute to try bring irrelevant bowl viewship smack into the conversation.

btw, how many viewers tuned in to watch Joe and Star play in the couch potato bowl?


I hate to burst BYU fans' bubbles, but Van Noy was not projected to go in any of the top 5 rounds. So he did the next best thing, and returned for his senior year in hopes of improving his draft prospects.

And going 6-6 next year, and don't know if this is a good idea for him.

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