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Published: Thursday, Jan. 3 2013 8:00 a.m. MST

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Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Kyle Van Noy - solid. You will not regret this decision.

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

"You will not regret this decision"

Unless of course he pulls a Reynolds and goes from first/second round pick with guaranteed millions to not even drafted.

and loses to his rival for the fourth time in his career, ending his career without knowing what it feels like to beat your rival

and his team fails to win a WAC championship as Utah State again proves to be the second best program in the state.

KVN should have taken the money and run.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah


Or, Van Noy could go from 2nd team All-American and 2nd/3rd round draft pick, to 1st team All-American, Butkus Award Winner, guaranteed 1st round draft pick, along with being a key component of an incredible team.

Unfortunately for U, Van Noy chose the path that our nervous friends up north were all hoping he wouldn't.

It's a great day to be a Cougar!

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

I am glad you are coming back, reminder before 2013 season start.

1. If your D's are going to be that good, go easy on our Offense team during Spring and Fall work outs. We need them to develop.

2. Don't hurt T. Hill which we need him and hoping that he will throw more than run during work outs. Maybe his knee will tell him to throw for a while.

3. Teo's Manti didn't win the Heisman because he didn't get many yardage on D's side but KVA might as well play some offense during 2013 (he did menioned to Bronco after that bowl game, wink wink). But, nah he won't win it because Johnny from A&M might win it again.

Salt Lake City, Utah

KVN/Hoffman + Hill/Olsen spell doom for Utah

"...and his team fails to win a WAC championship as Utah State again proves to be the second best program in the state."

Utah State - 6-0 in the WAC
BYU - 3-1 in the WAC, BEAT the WAC champion
Utah - 0-1 in the WAC, tied with NM St for dead last in the WAC

The Utes will need to beat Weber State next season to avoid dropping from third to fourth best team in the state.

Cedar Hills, UT


Wow, you really set yourself up for a beatdown with that post. I have a feeling that Uteanymous is just the beginning, and he didn't even pile on by reminding you how the "second best team in the state" beat your team. Please, please tell us, if USU is only the second best team in the state, who is the very best team in the state? We all would like a hearty laugh to start our day.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

What has Utah State got to do with the WAC? USU football is no longer in the WAC.

Isn't SUU football ranked third in the state behind BYU and USU?

Glad to see Mr. Van Noy returning to complete his degree.

Frisco, TX

Is it my imagination, or does it sound like Hedgehog changed his name to Chris B and has now changed it to KVN/Hoff?

Utah can take pride in beating BYU 2 of the last three seasons on the final play of the game, but U can't take pride as the best team in Utah. Come on, U didn't beat USU and didn't even make it to a bowl game. At least two teams from Utah represented the state well during bowl season - the two best teams in the state - BYU and USU.

I do find it interesting that KVN is coming back for his Senior season and Krueger is leaving Utah before his. KVN would have been a higher draft pick. I'm not sure if this is a statement about the individuals or a statement about the programs? But it's an interesting thought.

Gilbert, AZ

When Kyle announced he was returning to BYU to take care of unfinished business, I don't think he was referring strictly to college football accomplishments.

As posted by KVN this morning,

"Success isn't just about what you accomplish in your life. It's what you inspire others to do." Never know who you can affect!! Takes work!

Looking forward to KVN having an unforgettable senior season!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

He could win the Hiesman and be undefeated.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I know Uteanymous, Utah couldn't beat anyone good last year.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Good, informative article. The draft analysis info was good to read about. I would have liked to have seen that info in the initial article when KVN said he's staying. Let's hope this decision doesn't backfire on him. He'll be great to watch next season. Clock's still ticking on the offensive side. Team won't do much better at all and likely worse against a very aggressive schedule next year if there's not a change at the OC position.

Farmington, UT

@ Ernest

But, but, but.....they beat Northern Colorado ansd Colorado.

Give those Utes some credit where it's due. They OWN the state of Colorado, right? They're the best team in Colorado, right? And it's a good thing they don't play the Broncos or the Utes would beat them, too, right?

The A Game
Sandy, UT

You are all still debating who the best team in the state was? Give me a break. Swallow your pride and accept that neither Utah or BYU were the best team this year.

Highland, UT

Well regardless of what anyone else thinks I am certianly happy about this.

Salt Lake City, UT

Highland, UT

Are you sure you are talking about the right guy? You seem to get the Reynolds brothers mixed up.

North Salt Lake, UT

If Bronco puts his future and the season in the hands of Brandon Doman it's going to be a very long and frustrating year. Having Van Noy and Hoffman back is huge but talented players won't be enough to overcome the types of ridiculous coaching decisions we saw this past year.

Syracuse, UT

This article just shows the type of caliber of young men that BYU recruits. The is an example of a real man.

Let all the u fans squawk. They just hate to see their one sport they like to brag on come to an end without going to a bowl game and without ANY kind of accolades at all. Think about it.....Nothing to cheer about from your own university! Let's see we can really get into BBall....Oh, I guess we can't do that. Let's see....there's volleyball ! !...I see, we don't even have a team. Well, let's see...how about skiing? Now there is a sport that ESPN is just drooling about covering. Maybe we ought to make complaining a sport or how about trolling? Maybe the u could win a National Championship in that sport!

Gold Canyon, az

No doubt now, the best defensive BYU player ever. Staying at BYU is very telling of how he feels about the team and the university.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Meridian, ID

I was just checking TV listings to see when my team's bowl game on Regional Fox was. But I heard there was a requirement to win six games to be eligible? What's up with that? If only we could have played Northern Colorado twice last year, we might have qualified to have those cheerleaders from Girlsie State clean our clocks, again. Maybe we should have played BYU twice. Then we could have stormed the field 6 times. I hate having our only bowl game be in September. That still counts on Kyle's consecutive bowl streak, right?

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