Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy (3) sacks Texas Longhorns quarterback Case McCoy (6) in Provo Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. BYU won 40-21.

— Former BYU star Kyle Van Noy "ranks among the elite defenders in the entire (NFL draft) class," according to He is rated No. 32 among the top 100 prospects in this year's class.

The San Diego Chargers could select Van Noy in the upcoming draft.

— Can the Cougars overcome personnel losses on defense?

— The Provo Daily Herald takes a look at Jim McMahon's legacy at BYU.

— Turning to BYU basketball, how will BYU do in the West Coast Conference next year? Here's an early look ahead.