Looking forward to watching KVN and Cody Hoffman this upcoming season. As the
article illudes to, these are both upstanding young men who have had to overcome
obstacles on and off the field to get where they are. I'm also impressed
with Star Lotuleilei and all he had to overcome and work for to finally get his
shot. These young men are an inspiration to us all of never quitting and working
through trials to achieve what we want. Good luck to Star, Ziggy, Joe Kruger,
KVN, and Hoffman this season.
Just one????Realistically, BYU will have multiple first rounders
Mildred is the only person I know who could answer such a question? What say
ye, Ms. Fillmore???
Not only possible, but very realistic.
Just got to say it! I love being a BYU Cougar fan. I love Independence in
football. I love the WCC Conference. I love that I can go to see the BYU
Ballroom dancers tomorrow night before they head for Blackpool, England, and the
International Competition (that they won in two categories two years ago.) I
love BYUtv and that we can see broadcasts beamed to our fans around the world. I
just love Women's Conference and BYU Education wk. and the many, many other
fine programs hosted on BYU campus. Thank you for all the memories and look
forward to many great events in the future!Go Cougars!
Let's hope that the offense can find some gas this year and make good on
the great defense we will continue to see.
Not sure where he'll be picked, but I'm confident KVN will be a first
rounder and have a real impact in the NFL.But first . . . I'm
looking forward to his Senior season. To watch him in the 4th quarter against
SDSU was like watching Jim McMahon against SMU. He is such an impact player!
Let the dumping begin...
@cougarnateI would even take it further than realistic to probable and
more than likely. Should be an exciting year. I hope both of them can stay
healthy and be rewarded for staying when they could have taken the money and
run. That is also what makes star so impressive to me. He would have been a sure
first rounder last year but stayed another year for Utah despite being married
and having commitments in life that would have really benefited from the money.
I remember when one of the expert Utah writers to this paper predicted that KVN
would never play for the Cougars. So much for that one, but keep trying guys.
I know it is a long way to come when comes to 2014 nfl draft. Well, we got a
long way to wait for 2013 ncaa football and I am off for a nice summer break.
Just enjoy the summer break and hope everything will blossom on both sides of
our Defense and OFFENSE!
I find it hard to believe that this guy won't go in the first or second
round unless he has some kind of horrible injury that scares people away. I saw
what happened to star (not necessarily a bad thing) with the phantom heart
issue. Kyle is probably the best defensive player to come out of byu in a long
long time... He's a very dynamic player, i'm not sure how he compares
size wise, but he seems big enough. Good luck to this great player!
You guys are pretty new to this whole "having guys drafted thing"
huh?Its cute.Some teams have several players on average
drafted every draft.Others don't.We are the
former.You are the latter.
CHris B: You're such a great guy. If you could just get over this
insecurity you have about BYU.
Too bad Chris B's team can rarely get a player drafted that succeeds at the
next level. How many super bowl winning/MVP award winning quarterbacks have come
from the school up north? How many MVPs period? A few decent players here and
there (Kruger/Steve Smith). I don't have a problem when a ute succeeds at
the next level. I just don't like people who are too insecure to recognize
when somebody is successful just because they came from a rival school.
Just think how good this past year could have been if Sorensen would have stayed
at QB, instead of transferring to SUU. He was drafted by San Diego. It would
have been nice to have a NFL quality QB, instead of a converted special teams
player, running the offense. Doman and Mendenhall both are responsible for that
failure. Go Cougs! Can't wait for this year!
Chris and I agree that KVN is probably a lock for 1st round next year,
especially after showing up on the cover of the PAC10 edition of top prospects
from the west yesterday, in lieu of any actual notable PAC players from the
Mountain time zone.
@ maq"I just don't like people who are too insecure to
recognize when somebody is successful just because they came from a rival
school.""Too bad Chris B's team can rarely get a player
drafted that succeeds at the next level."Those two thoughts came
from the exact same post.... Winning a Championship is not what defines a great
player or what determines a successful career.
It's utterly mind-boggling to view this outrageous fantasizing emanating
from utah county. byu has 1 player drafted since 2010, when they also only had
1 player drafted, and suddenly they're a NFL player producing machine?
Please. Here's the sobering reality for byu football, what has become,
during this current BCS Era, a program which rarely ever beats a good team and
predominately racks-up their wins against bottom-feeders such as Idaho, Idaho
State, NMSU, etc.--byu has had merely 14 players actually drafted
since 2003.Think about this for a moment. I'm literally
laughing-out-loud right now. Thank you for the entertainment!
Ziggy is an early favorite for Rookie of the Year? Ummm . . I'm a BYU fan
and all, and that would be cool, but shouldn't we wait until he plays a few
downs before making predictions? What's the use of predicting NFL award
winners in May? I guess that must be for the hard-core fan.
Let's just keep in mind what Ziggy was. He was an accident of the BYU
football program. BYU didn't recruit him. He showed up on Mendenhall's
doorstep, because he didn't make the basketball program, and it took him
half his senior season to get in the starting rotation. Wow, unbelievable!
Funny, drink some more kool-aid and tell yourselves how great the BYU football
RE: maqWest Valley, UtahUtah had that great safety. That
went to the Chargers.
AZUTE1Mesa, AZbyu has had merely 14 players actually drafted
since 2003.Good year to pick sense in 2002 they had 5 drafted. Sense 2000Utah has had 27 players drafted.BYU has had 24
players drafted.Sense 1990Utah has had 39 players drafted.BYU has had 43 players drafted.Ummmm still wondering are you as
you said? " I'm literally laughing-out-loud right now."
Speed_AltitudeStop drinking the red koolaid.Ziggy was no
accident!Bronco is solely responsible for giving Ziggy the
opportunity to play football and it was Bronco and his staff who had the
patience to teach a player who didn't even know how to don a pair of
shoulder pads enough about the game to finally be able to start part way through
his senior season.The fact that Ziggy invited Bronco to accompany
him to the NFL draft shows just how much Ziggy values Bronco's contribution
to Ziggy's football career.
Now that Ziggy was drafted number 5, more people in the NFL are going to pay
attention to the BYU games on ESPN and NBC. The exposure will just snowball
from there and benefit both Van Noy and Hoffman. It is certainly better than
being hidden on the old MW channel or the PAC12 channel. Utah is doomed to
compete for last place in the other west coast conference with that poor team
coached by another BYU alum (Washington State).
There are 2 sure things in life. The sun coming up each morning is one of them.
Chris B and AZUTE1 showing up with critical and out-of-context comments on any
BYU article is the other. I'm actually a little surprised Naval Vet
hasn't appeared yet to make it a threesome.Almost as assuredly
as those things will be the agony felt and excuses forthcoming by such
individuals after the result of the next big game coming up on September 21st.
At this point, it seems to be foregone conclusion. As Chris B often says...
"you can put that in writing".
Lions first-rounder Ziggy Ansah just signed an $18.59 million deal, including
$11.9 million bonus.Proof, that the sky's the limit, even for a
walk on, at BYU.
Gotta laugh at the absolute panic settling in on the kids on the hill.In one draft, Ziggy has singled-handedly destroyed all of the hype about
Utah's supposed NFL draft superiority. With Ziggy gobbling up all of the
draft day buzz and KVN and Hoffman soon to follow, the momentum has clearly
swung in BYU's favor.When your Star player isn't even good
enough to get U to a bowl or a single win over a conference foe with a winning
record, it's obvious that you're all talk, but no walk.
KV is good enough to be a first round draft pick, he'll drop if...A) He has an imaginary girlfriendB) He has an imaginary heart problem
@maqBy your standards a successful career appears to be limited to a
MVP (not certain of what) or super bowl champion qb. A
"little" too restrictive in my mind. Of the 39 Utes currently on Pro
team rosters I would say Steve Smith (12 years in pros; 5 time pro bowl; 3 times
all pro) Ma'ake Kemoeatu (11 years in league; on super bowl team) Jordan
Gross (10 years in pros; 2 pro bowls; in '09 signed a contract making him
one of highest paid offensive lineman) Wric Weddle (6 years in pros; 2 times all
pro; pro bowl; and at time of last contract - highest paid safety in
history)Sean Smith (4 years pro; this year signed a 3 yr $18 M contract ($12M
guaranteed) are enjoying a "successful" career. (And I didn't go
back 25 years to define success.) I also will give the 33 Utes who have been in
the Pros less than 5 years the benefit to achieve their own successful careers.
Serious question here--As of yesterday, UTAH has 35 players
currently on a NFL roster....How many does byu have currently?Thanks
in advance for your response!
@ AZUTE1ESPN lists BYU as having 12 players currently on NFL
rosters.Ziggy Ansah, Braden Brown, John Denny, Hebron Fangupo,
Romney Fuga, Uona Kaveinga, Bryan Kehl, Brett Keisel, Dallas Reynolds, Matt
Reynolds, Vic So'oto, and Harvey Unga.
AZUTE1 - I'm literally laughing out loud that you're so obsessed with
all things BYU. I want to stop short of scolding all Utes as Reasonable is
often well, "reasonable" but, you and Naval seem to think repeated
visits to BYU comment boards are going to close old wounds. That my friend is
WON84PLANO, TXAZUTE1 - I'm literally laughing out loud that
you're so obsessed with all things BYU. I want to stop short of scolding
all Utes as Reasonable is often well, "reasonable" but, you and Naval
seem to think repeated visits to BYU comment boards are going to close old
wounds. That my friend is funny. Yet, you don't have a single
word in reference to this article. "Obsessed" with UTAH and the
UTAH-Fanbase was dpot-on of you. Great work!!