byu fans make it too easy to laugh at their program. Only a byu fan would be
excited about this or put this as an article.For some reason I
can't think of any respectable program that would write an article about
this -and yes this article was written by a byu fan in a pro-byu newspaper.
"Even though he's one of the best receivers in the history of our
program and even though that no NFL team wanted to draft him he's one of
the best who couldn't get drafted"
All-Undrafted Team? What a meaningless designation. The only thing that counts
is someone making a team and then performing.
Congratulations to Cody and the BYU Football Program! And a big Way To Go on
their Miami bowl agreement!Seriously, I think the Redskins got a
steal. He's definitely NFL caliber.
I'm not honking my horn about this, but let's at least keep in mind
that Cody Hoffman did sign a deal with a team. 4 BYU players did. I hope he
makes a roster and I think he'll be motivated to put in the work to do it.
There are a lot of really good players that don't end up
getting drafted. There were about 10 bo diddley tech schools that had players
drafted this year, and the University of Freaking Texas didn't have a
single player drafted this year for the first time since 1937. The draft seems
to throw unexpected curve balls every year.
This is a awesome team to be named on.
Ken-- don't blame this article on "BYU fans". We take no credit
nor blame for what the DNews chooses to write about. I do think Hoffman has
skills that don't always show up in traditional ways, which is why he
wasn't heavily recruited out of HS but look what he did in college. Maybe
he can repeat that effort and production. We'll all just have to wait and
All UN drafted team? so basically byu 2.0
@KenUtah's perennial Pac bottom feeding makes it easy to laugh at
their program as well, oh and the no show at bowl games. If there was one the
Utes would be overloaded in the All No-bowl team.
souptwins,What the des News prints about byu is a reflection of the
byu program and byu fans. You may not like this fact, but when a byu fan writes
an article in a newspaper owned by the same group that owns Byu, yes, its a
reflection on byu. Tell me honestly, do you think there are many
other programs in the country where a fan writer put out a story this week
highlighting one of their players on the All Undrafted team? Look at the list
below of some teams with players on the "All Undrafted team"AlabamaArizona StateWisconsinOklahomaLSUSouth
StateUSCBe honest with me souptwins, how many fan writers of
the above schools do you think thought it was noteworthy enough to write an
article mentioning the inclusion of their players on the all undrafted team?I just don't see any of the fans of those programs even mentioning
such thing, certainly not in a print publication. I'd be embarrassed if a
fan of my school even mentioned it casually just verbally. But noteworthy
enough for a newspaper? Only byu
It is a blessed relief to see that there are some in the world who have so few
cares that they actually find their most productive activity to be picking
fights online. This gives me a new hope in humanity, a vision that perhaps there
are some people who have no worries besides playing Pacman and being on "red
alert" whenever a BYU article is posted.
If we can get past the usual exchanging of snarky comments, the question still
remains of why Cody was passed over. It is also strange the Trevor Riley
didn't go higher. I keep hearing that neither did well in the Combine. I
wonder why the NFL relies so much on it.
I prefer to wait until the dust settles and see what kind of player he turns out
to be in the NFL. Kind of like college football.....wait until the end of the
season to see what kind of team any team turns out to be, going to a bowl game
with a respectable record, or sitting on a couch bragging to the wall what
conference u belong to.
"I'm not honking my horn about this, but let's at least keep in
mind that Cody Hoffman did sign a deal with a team"Kewgarclawsuhmm, the "deal" hoffman signed was the chance to try out for
the team. Maybe they cover granola bars and juice boxes...but that's about
all he's getting from the 'deal"
@Ken"Only a byu fan would be excited about this or put this as
an article."And only a utah fan would be first in line to
comment on said article.
We should all be reminded that this is a "Cougar Links" round-up and not
a full-on article. It's meant to be a brief spot on things related to BYU
sports. It's good not to make things out to be more than they are. Nice interview & press conference for Kyle. Thrilled for him to be
back playing with Ziggy.
@Hedgehog-Which is still a better job opportunity then you will ever
have, sitting in your mom's basement posting on BYU articles. As a BYU
fan, I don't read SLTRIB or comment on UofU articles, because, to be
honest, I don't care about the program. Why don't you and your
"friends" give us the same respect. With fans like you, I am perfectly
fine never seeing BYU play the UofU again. On a side note, not only
am I pleased with the BYU players who were drafted and signed, I am pleased that
the UofU and USU all had players drafted\picked up in free agency, and I think
it shows that football in Utah is doing well, and I wish all of them well and
hope they represent the state of Utah well.
I agree with Hugenin that Hoffman is lacking in speed and athleticism.And Ken, get over it. Fans of teams write in other teams' papers about
trivial stuff. You're getting pretty hyped up about nothing.
I agree with Hugenin that Hoffman will have a hard time in the NFL. He set
records at BYU but just didn't seem to show that extra effort or
athleticism. Not one my favorites over the past 40 years.But I
really don't get why Ute fans would even care about this (or any BYU story
for that matter - I thought you all had "moved on"). There are plenty of
homer sportswriters writing about what happened to this or that draft prospect.
Some of you need to travel a bit more and see how the rest of the country works.
Hoffman (whether you like him or not) set a lot of records at BYU and Y fans
want naturally to know what happened to him. Not a superb athlete or NFL
prospect but natural for some to want to know what happened to him.
Cody Hoffman is a better football player than anyone who has an opinion of him
on this message board.
souptwins, "We should all be reminded that this is a "Cougar
Links" round-up and not a full-on article. It's meant to be a brief
spot on things related to BYU sports. It's good not to make things out to
be more than they are." Ya I thought you may try to play that
card. Fine, lets agree its a "brief"Tell us honestly, as I
noticed you chose not to answer last time, how many "briefs" do you
think were written in the local papers of the teams I mentioned above about
their players on the All-undrafted team. Think Alabama fan/writer did that?
USC? Which ones do you think would do something like that?
Kind of silly that so many are dissing Hoffman. Um, let's see, didn't
he sign with the Redskins? So that means he's in the NFL. That's a
pretty big accomplishment and one that none of us has achieved. So why not call
it like it is and say "well done" to the man?
Well Heck. I guess congratulations are also in order for ME.I too was undrafted. So I have that going for me, which is nice.
Re: hedgehogWhich still means he gets a shot to prove the opinions
of his naysayers, including yourself, wrong.But since the doubt is
coming from someone like yourself who would get the same combine numbers as Mel
Kiper Jr. I really don't think it holds much weight.
@ Ken to souptwinsMethinks thou leads avery sheltered life within
the confines of Utah.According to the NFL itself and Bleacher Report
(National Forums) thereare a number of 2014 NFL Notable Undrafted Free
Agents from the schoolsyou listed:Alabama – Adrian
Hubbard, Deion Belue, Kenny Bell, Anthony SteenArizona State –
Evan FinkenbergWisconsin – Ryan GroyOklahoma
– Damien Williams, Roy Finch, Gabe IkardLSU – Craig
Loston, Anthony JohnsonSouth Carolina – Kelcy Quarles, Vic
Hampton, Connor Shaw, James HurstTexas – Jackson Jeffcoat,
Mike DavisMichigan State – Max Bullough, Denicos AllenIowa – James MorrisStanford – Sahyne SkovOregon State – Rashad ReynoldsUSC – Dion Bailey,
George Uko, Morgan Breslin, Silas Redd . . . and when you drill down
to their regional newspapers, you get very much the same type of mention
D/N provide here for BYU. Just sayin'
Ken, do a little google search on all undrafted team 2014, there are about
140,000 results. I am sure lots of local papers mentioned about it. I will let
you go through those 140,000 articles and tell me how many wrote about there
Ken"Tell us honestly, as I noticed you chose not to answer last
time, how many "briefs" do you think were written in the local papers of
the teams I mentioned above about their players on the All-undrafted team. Think
Alabama fan/writer did that?""The All Undrafted Team -
Offense" is the lead topic of discussion on Bama On-line, the #1 'Bama
fan community on the Internet.Maybe you should hop over there and
tell them how unbecoming it is for fans of one of the nation's top programs
to be discussing such trivia.The snooty attitude of the conference
bottom dwelling Utes is laughable.
Even though I. too, think it is rather an inauspicious honor, even the top
programs around the country find the All-Undrafted team worthy of mention,
despite Ken's haranguing.I think Ken owes DN and BYU fans an
@KenWake us up when Utah actually puts a QB on the field that can win
I'm guessing the DN is pretty pleased with its decision to publish this
little article. In the past 24 hours they've published over 25 sports
articles and none of them have as many comments as this one...including three
(and counting) from the guy who thought this article was so un-newsworthy. In fact, it has more comments than the article about Ute players who
were drafted...go figure. Didn't the original article (and
team) come from nfl.com? Guess they think NFL fans care. Anyway, the Big10
website has an article about this all-star team. Didn't have time to check
the PAC-12 website, will do so tomorrow just for chuckles...cross your fingers.
PAC man nailed it!"The snooty attitude of the conference bottom
dwelling Utes is laughable."For the fans of a program that will
NEVER make the NC "playoff" nor EVER win the PAC-12 championship, I find
the attitude of the Crimson Crew to be mind-boggling.
Congrats to Cody for this significant honor and thanks to the DNews for bringing
it to our attention.