BYU football: Junior linebacker Kyle Van Noy is on the fast track toward greatness

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  • gonefishn Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 1:01 a.m.

    I have no idea why Jeff Call included passing stats like Riley Nelson going 8 for 8. They we're in helmets and shorts right? That is a little like counting how many times someone hit the baseball in batting practice. I laughed when he also listed a 48 yard pass to the rb as a highlight. Any 5 yard completion can go for 48 when there is no tackling.
    I am not bashing BYU, I just think keeping stats like this is extremely silly for any team not running live plays in full pads. You might as well chart the stats on warm ups.

  • factcheck Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 1:26 p.m.

    Papa Smurf

    "you have only beat 4 teams that ended the year .50 or better since 2009"

    Once again a Ute troll on a BYU article not checking the facts before posting.

    BYU has wins over 8 teams that ended the season with a winning record since 09. During that same period, the Utes have 9. Wow, if not for the blocked kick in 2010, it would be 9 for BYU and 8 for Utah. Last year both teams had 2 wins over teams that ended with a winning record. The Utes beat BYU and GT. BYU beat USU and Tulsa.

  • Papa Smurf UTE Herriman, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 12:50 p.m.


    I would be more worried about the Y's recruiting, than the UTES against other Pac 12 teams. We can hold our own, it doesn't seem like you can these days. As proven over the last decade or so. While you may have had better recruiting classes earlier this decade, you no longer are in the top 35. No players drafted to the NFL the last 2 years, and you have only beat 4 teams that ended the year .50 or better since 2009. Let us worry about our recruiting, which is better than the TDS, and you worry about yours. UTE fans were giving Kyle props, and liek you always do Sammy, you have to turn it into something that isn't even being talked about.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    Van Noy is a very good football player. Very fun to watch. Hope he fully recovers from the shoulder injury and ultimately gets the chance to play in the NFL.

    And here's hoping he's part of the 2% of NFL players that make it past 3 years and then is part of the 30% of that 2% that makes it to NFL retirement without being bankrupt, substance dependent, or divorced.

  • factcheck Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 10:58 a.m.

    RE:Hank Pym

    You are either delusional, under 20 yrs old or are just trying to get a rise out of BYU fans. I will take the bait. Gotta love Ute fans who are now PAC12 fans. If USC wins it this year, The Utes will finally get a National Championship. I love the Pac 12 window stickers. My favorite NFL team is the AFC.

    Back to the Stanford Cardinal. BYU has had 29 players drafted in the last 20 years Stanford had 4 players drafted last year. BYU has 15-18 guys in the league, including a WR that will catch many of Luck's passes this year. That is 5 less than the mighty Cardinal. BYU also has had over 150 players total who have played in the NFL(including Max) and had close to 50 play in Super Bowls, including 2 as starting QBs. Oh ya look at all the BYU guys (alumni & former assistants) who have coached in the NFL (Billick, Reid, Holmgren). Keep in mind 1/4 of the PAC12 coaches are BYU grads.

  • kaspercasey gilbert, AZ
    Aug. 7, 2012 10:56 a.m.

    I'm glad they start playing games in a few weeks so they can play it on the field and hopefully get the Utes back in game three in another overtime thriller.

  • CT98 Saint George, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    Glad that Van Noy is recovering well from his shoulder injury. Any word on whether Cody Hoffman has started practice yet? I'm concerned he is not with the team yet.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 9:26 a.m.

    Stanford lost more talent in the most recent NFL draft than the sons of Provo have had in 20 yrs.

  • ed in atl Duluth, GA
    Aug. 7, 2012 7:02 a.m.

    Otis that is a lot better than 'Every day is game day". I would buy your shirt right now Otis.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Aug. 7, 2012 5:42 a.m.

    I'm hoping he sticks around for his Senior year. If he leaves, we will lose six of the front seven on D. I'm more concerned about the D heading into 2013, for our toughest schedule ever, than I am about breaking in a new QB.

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 2:22 a.m.


    Don't start throwing mud my friend. We got some Ute fans giving Kyle Van Noy some love. There's no need to spoil it.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 11:00 p.m.


    I wish I could say the same for the Utes but the consistent recruiting dilemma with USC, Stanford and Oregon getting all of the 4 and 5 star PAC recruits is mental hurdle for me.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 10:36 p.m.

    I love this new motto: "BYU, on the Fast Track Toward Greatness".

    I will start printing the t-shirts.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 6, 2012 10:31 p.m.

    Absolutely a great player. He'll be playing at the next level soon.

    Wish him well getting over his shoulder injury. Hope he's 100% coming into the Ute game.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 10:15 p.m.

    This guy is a STUD and can flat out play.

    Serious props to him.

  • Proud Ute ,
    Aug. 6, 2012 10:00 p.m.

    The dude can flat out play.
    Maybe Bronco's dry spell in getting players drafted is over.