BYU football: Defensive standout Van Noy will return for his senior season

Star defensive player's return good news for 2013

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  • objectsinmirror Tooele, UT
    Jan. 3, 2013 9:23 a.m.

    Some of you may need to recall Sam Bradford. Returned for his senior year when he was a lock for the first round. he was injured in the first game of his senior season and still ended up as the #1 pick. And as much as some like to point out that BYU's best win that season was against an Oklahoma team that ended the year unranked. Conveniently forgotten is the reason they had a poor season. And that BYU was leading and playing very well when Bradford went down. Also, the Sooners had 3 of the top 4 picks in the ensuing draft.

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 11:26 p.m.


    I don't know where you get your info from, but Van Noy would have been picked in the first two rounds.

    Joe Kruger, on the other hand, may have jumped the gun a little.

    Jan. 2, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    I hate to burst BYU fans' bubbles, but Van Noy was not projected to go in any of the top 5 rounds. So he did the next best thing, and returned for his senior year in hopes of improving his draft prospects.

    And going 6-6 next year, and don't know if this is a good idea for him.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Jan. 2, 2013 3:24 p.m.


    Trust a desperate Ute to try bring irrelevant bowl viewship smack into the conversation.

    btw, how many viewers tuned in to watch Joe and Star play in the couch potato bowl?

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 2:20 p.m.

    phoenix says "You obviously didn't watch the Poinsettia Bowl... "
    Neither did a lot of people -- "Nearly one million fewer viewers tuned into the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl. The game ranks as the least-viewed Poinsettia Bowl since at least 2006."

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 12:40 p.m.

    The ones claiming this will mean a BCS bid and those who assert it didn't happen this year are simply not looking at things clearly.

    First the naysayers simply overlook the poor play of injured Nelson, who basically hamstrung the team with his poor plays. Had Nelson been healthy we may have one three more games. His claiming he was healthy when he wasn't was a serious problem for the Cougars.

    Those claiming this means a BCS bid are ignoring the problem with the Offensive line. With their injuries and the back ups showed why they were third string.

    Those who deride Doman are clueless when they criticize him. You cannot have an effective play with an injured QB who will will not admit it and the offensive line allowed anyone who could walk get to the QB. The play was blown up as soon as the ball was snapped. The offensive line could not protect him. Our receivers were wide open, but the defense was on the QB. The RB was stuffed due to poor blocking.

    They are no Doman's fault. His fault was believing Nelson.

  • KVN/Hoff want 0-4 against UTAH Ogden, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    To each his own.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    Jan. 2, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    Great news for BYU! Great choice for KVN on so many levels, especially life after football. Good Luck next year and beyond...

    Go UTES!!

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Jan. 2, 2013 11:21 a.m.


    It's laughable that you fixate on Reynolds, while completely ignoring Manti and Star.

    "He hasn't yet, so why would next year be different?"

    You obviously didn't watch the Poinsettia Bowl... ignorance can indeed be bliss.

    Riley won't be around to gift wrap any TDs for U next year, so Utah's O will have to go through KVN to earn them.

    U were lucky to get KVN coming back from an injury last season. Next season, U won't be so lucky.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 10:56 a.m.

    "Spoken like a true BYU hater."
    No hate; reality. Everyone thought Reynolds would be drafted and he wasn't. That isn't a knock on Reynolds, just a red flag to kids considering giving up their college career. The NFL may not want them, so kick back and enjoy the game while you can. I think very very few kids should come out early. Van Noy made a good decision.

    "quivering at the prospect of the havoc Van Noy will inflict on the Utes next season"
    He hasn't yet, so why would next year be different?

  • scenic view Baltimore, MD
    Jan. 2, 2013 10:14 a.m.


    Spoken like a true BYU hater.

    I'm expecting KVN to have a senior year more like Manti Te'o had for Notre Dame this season.

    And, with BYU's schedule next season, anything is possible...

    much to the chagrin of our jealous friends on the hill, who are quivering at the prospect of the havoc Van Noy will inflict on the Utes next season.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    "Smart move by Van Noy. Another year to get better and stronger. His NFL stock will only improve; just like Star's did."
    Or his NFL stock will tank; just like Matt Reynold's did.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Jan. 2, 2013 9:15 a.m.

    Smart move by Van Noy. Another year to get better and stronger. His NFL stock will only improve; just like Star's did. I always applaud a kid for staying in school. The money will always be there; plus an education is for ever.

  • UC Tom American Fork, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    Best Christmas present ever!

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    Jan. 2, 2013 8:26 a.m.


    timid sparrow just likes to stir the pot, usually based on nothing but his own wild imagination.

    BYU getting KVN back for another year is like Notre Dame getting Manti Te'o back for another year.

    Both are team leaders and game changers who have the ability to elevate the play of their entire team.

    2013 is going to be an exciting year for BYU football.

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    Jan. 2, 2013 7:32 a.m.

    Sir Robin, I must be missing some posts you seem to have read. I see exactly one post so far proclaiming BYU "should be" headed to a BCS bowl, and a couple others kind of addressing the requirements to get there. Nowhere have I read that they are a "lock." Any other fictional BYU fan delusions you'd like to comment on?

  • CT98 Saint George, UT
    Jan. 1, 2013 10:38 p.m.

    Awesome news to start out the new year. Welcome back Kyle!

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Jan. 1, 2013 7:16 p.m.

    RE: So. Cal Reader

    "As a Cougs fan, I LOVE that Hoffman and, especially, Van Noy is returning. However, I'm also curious what their pre-draft NFL analysis came back with? Where did the analysis have both pitted in the NFL draft? It's all good to say they want to "finish what they started", etc. I'm guessing whether a "less-then-they-had-expected" analysis may have contributed to their decision to return as well? Either way, the team is MUCH stronger with both returning."

    According to the report on ESPN Van Noy was told by the analysts that he would go in the first or second round. I guess you guessed wrong. Go cougs!

    Jan. 1, 2013 12:42 p.m.

    Welcome back KVN.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Jan. 1, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    Great news about Hoffman and KVN. Bronco has built something at BYU, this particular season notwithstanding.

    Now, I'm wondering about Andy Reid ...

  • Benhur Everett, WA
    Jan. 1, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    Now, if they can only get Andy Reid to coach next year ... they could ... go all ... the way!!

  • Bomar Roberts, ID
    Jan. 1, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    Two keys for success next season, from my perspective. 1) NEW OC, Doman is not capable of running a pro style offense and 2) the KICKING game needs a big upgrade. If Sorenson is not much better, than this past season, a replacement must be found. It is inexcusable that Bronco did not have a plan B, this season, knowing of Sorenson's physical condition. I personally think Sorenson has become damaged goods and must be replaced.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Jan. 1, 2013 11:31 a.m.

    Get some issues with the offensive line solved and 2013 could be memorable year.

  • Trau ORINDA, CA
    Jan. 1, 2013 10:32 a.m.

    Nice to see he's coming back; I hope he doesn't regret it. Based on what I saw this year,I'm not sure I have the sense of optimism that many others seem to have, particularly with the schedule for 2013. Not only was BYU a mediocre football team in 2012, from an offensive standpoint they were almost unwatchable at times. A far cry from the high-flying days of McMahon, Young, etc., etc.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 1, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    Don't do it Kyle, please. Don't risk your future. School will always be there, the millions won't be if you get hurt. Your body only has so many hits, your knees so many miles, your brain can only take so much bashing.

    You'll get more out of your education if you intermingle it with some life experience, and as someone who has a Master's Degree on his wall I'll quote President Calvin Coolidge: "The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

    Take you talent and will and move on to the next stage. Let the next player move up at BYU.

  • iNKSpot Wilsonville, OR
    Jan. 1, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    This is the best news I have had since KVN scored two touchdowns in the Poinsettia Bowl!

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    Jan. 1, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    I heard that Nelson is getting a medical redshirt for the last 4 years as well, so he'll be back too!

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Jan. 1, 2013 1:38 a.m.

    As Mr. Burns says, "Excellent Smither's, Excellent."

  • manutd San Diego, CA
    Dec. 31, 2012 9:05 p.m.

    Excited for next year. Kudos to kvn and hoffman for sticking around. Now lets win some games that actually mean something. Forget the BCS. Start by beating the utes and aggies, or at least one ranked opponent.

  • sls Columbia, MO
    Dec. 31, 2012 8:02 p.m.

    KVN is a smart, level-headed guy. He can do better than 2nd and 3rd team All-American. In fact, he can be better than Manti Te'o (another player who could have skipped his senior season, but didn't). BYU is lucky to have him back and if they can replace a few other players on the front line, they will be as good next year on defense as they were this year.

    Now, if the Cougars can just get their offensive punch back...

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Dec. 31, 2012 7:47 p.m.

    They would like to play on a team with a quarterback. Worth coming back for.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Dec. 31, 2012 7:40 p.m.

    Kyle Van Noy and Cody Hoffman:

    You guys are studs!! Made my day! Don't listen to the naysayers - you won't regret this decision.

    Next year could be pretty special.

    Mildred - please go find your little brother Chris B and spend some quality time with him.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Dec. 31, 2012 7:20 p.m.

    Brave Sir Robin
    San Diego, CA

    Let's see if I remember this right (and apparentlyI am supposed to...), you my friend are actually a USC fan who loves to stir the pot between BYU and Utah.

    You would, of course, recognize a truly bad team, cheering for USC. It is a singular honor, worthy of Trojan fans, that your team played in a bowl against a team with a losing record. And lost. To the same Ramblin' Wreck that KVN and Hoffman destroyed. At home.

    The announcer had a fabulous line. USC wanted to be playing a team from the south in a Monday bowl game. They were hoping for next Monday and a team from the SEC.

  • Meckofahess Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 7:20 p.m.

    Cody Hoffman and Kyle Van Noy are two BYU players who have earned our highest respect. Not only for how sucessful they have been on the field, but for showing honor and loyalty by making a sacrifice to stay and play in college their senior year! This is why I love college football so much because of great young student athlets like these two gentlemen!. Thanks guys and best wishes to you for a happy New Year!. Lots of happy BYU fans tonight!!!!!!!

  • AZJazzFan Gold Canyon, az
    Dec. 31, 2012 7:08 p.m.

    Great news for cougar nation. It reminds me of that basketball player a few years back, think if Jimmer would have passed on his Sr year. His decision is very telling of his feelings about BYU and his teammates.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 7:02 p.m.

    thank you for good news. not to worried about our d team but o team need to be work on NOW!!!

  • goodDr. sandy, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 5:45 p.m.

    GoBanana, I understand your dislike for teams and players, but until you see the ravaging effects of cancer, let's simply not even joke about these guys or any others curing cancer. I see it daily and spend thousands of hours looking for a cure. These guys are young football players who simply try their hardest on the field and apparently in the classroom.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Dec. 31, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    The best news ever!! Thanks Van Noy, excitement already building for next year. Heal up, gear up!

  • SoUtBoy25 Cedar City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 5:21 p.m.

    Although selfishly I'm excited that Hoffman and KVN decided to return, I have to think history shows this is a very risky decision. It will be tough for KVN to top 2012, but I will be excited again to see him play again.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Dec. 31, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    re: Proud Ute - "I want the tds to bring their best and win or lose withouth the inevitable coulda, woulda, shoulda's we've gotten the last 3 years."

    With two of the last three games coming down to the final play, you'll always hear coulda, woulda, shoulda. Just like the Ute basketballers said about the BB game this yes. And yes, we woulda won in 2010 if we coulda blocked the Ute coming around the end. And yes, we shoulda been able to hit the FG to force OT in 2012. But I wish Bronco wouldn'ta played Nelson, cause I think we coulda won with Hill.

    But U have to admit, 2010 and 2012 were pretty exciting games that U are willing to trade away to watch your team take on Fresno St.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 5:19 p.m.

    When Mildred speaks... Utes listen! LOL

    Great news with Van Noy on board next year! Yet another wise decision by a young man weighing his options.

    Great day to be a Cougar fan.

  • CordonBleu Park City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    Uncle Rico

    Sorry, but your logic is flawed. Head-to-head only matters when used as a tie-breaker for similar records.

    Utah(5-7) < USC(7-6) < Ga Tech(7-7) < BYU(8-5)

    Some day our little brothers on the hill will figure that one out.

    Here's a clue though:

    Bowl WINNER > no bowl

  • CTJ fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 5:17 p.m.

    Utahute72, if you look at the Cougars schedule a 10-2 record could do it, but probably won't. I don't think they win 10 games but they'll have the defense and a better quarterback so they could have a chance.
    Very happy he's coming back next year, such a difficult schedule, we need everyone we can next year.

  • Gregorio Norco, CA
    Dec. 31, 2012 5:04 p.m.

    We appreciated the humble manner this Linebacker goes about his business. He will go down as one of the best BYU has ever had. Thanks for coming back so we can see you play: receiver in the red zone, touchdown playmaker in the endzone and quarterback sacker in the backfield of the opponent.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    Congratulations to the fact that there were only a couple of ugly Ute trolls on this article!

    This is great news for BYU, Coach Mendenhall, and all of us BYU loyal Cougars. Go Cougars!

  • moderateinmagna MAGNA, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    You people on here need to understand that Mildred in fillmore is nothing but a troll trying to be cute but in reality is just a hater and loves to be sarcastic probably just a 12 year old boy playing on moms laptop,ignore her or him.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 4:50 p.m.

    Re: scenic view

    Utah beat BYU by 3.
    Notre Dame beat BYU by 3.

    So by your logic Utah = Notre Dame

  • LindonMan Lindon, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 4:32 p.m.

    KVN > Manti Te'o

  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 4:30 p.m.

    Lest Scotsman, UtahUte72 and Brave Sir Robin start hyperventilating, they should recognize that Mildred from Fillmore is a notorious troll, a wannabe Ernest T Bass without the flair. Nobody on this thread is predicting a 10-win season, and given the level of competition next year I would be happy with 8 wins.

    Those bemoaning lost income for van Noy because of Barkley – well, first of all, the draft is not for a few more months, so we still don’t know how it will all shake out. Furthermore, a linebacker is more of a solo performer than a quarterback. The quarterback depends on an offensive line, good receivers, reliable help from the running backs in both blocking and running, whereas all the scouts will know going in that everyone will be double or triple-teaming Kyle and account for it. The extra year certainly didn’t hurt Lotulolei at all.

    As for Cody Hoffman being a 1st or 2nd round pick at this point, that is sort of like predicting a 10-win season. He simply is not ready. Austin Collie could skip a year because he was groomed for it from toddlerhood. Cody is still raw – huge talent but unpolished.

  • Pa. Reader Harrisburg, PA
    Dec. 31, 2012 4:23 p.m.

    Great news.
    But unless there are changes to fix the offense, next year will be more of the same -- wins over weak teams, close games against marginal teams, and losses vs. good teams.
    Kyle can't be expected to score two touchdowns in every game!

  • byufan1993 Provo, , UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 4:19 p.m.

    Scenic view

    You messed up the BYU and Georgia tech scores...

    BYU won 41-17

  • scenic view Baltimore, MD
    Dec. 31, 2012 4:01 p.m.

    Ga Tech versus BYU and USC

    Passing 40 / 75
    Rushing 117 / 294
    Total Yds 157 / 369

    Final Scores
    BYU 22 Ga Tech 12
    USC 7 Ga Tech 21

    BYU's Top 10 defense was legit.

    Can't say as much for the "mighty" PAC 12 Trojans.

    The best the PAC 12 can do in bowls now is 4-4, with 3-5 likely.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Dec. 31, 2012 3:48 p.m.

    Having the 2 bests players from this year return for next year makes BYU a much better team next year than they would be otherwise. Nothing more. Nothing less. The ONLY ones touting BCS are the tiresome Ute trolls like Mildred, Ernest, and Sir Robin. Not the BYU faithful.

  • Proud Ute ,
    Dec. 31, 2012 2:05 p.m.

    Best of luck to KVN and Hoffman.
    Sincere hopes they make it through next season without career ending injuries.
    I want the tds to bring their best and win or lose withouth the inevitable coulda, woulda, shoulda's we've gotten the last 3 years.

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:52 p.m.

    Great tribute to the integrity of Cody and KVN, the BYU coaching staff and the value of a BYU education. As an aside, it will probably increase their monetary value in the draft and the Dingwell-fears of QBs on next years schedule.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:51 p.m.

    RE: Mildred in Filmore- "With KVN and Hoffman, we should win atleast 10 games again and be headed to a BCS bowl." Slow down just a bit. Even with these two great players returning, let's keep things in perspective. If they keep Doman and his inept offensive scheme, in no way to they stand a chance of a BCS bowl. Any non-qualifying conf. team, particularly an independent, has to run the table w/ an undefeated record to sniff BCS.

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    His situation is a lot like Manti Teo's. We can only hope for a similar ending.

  • Disgruntled Nephi, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:44 p.m.

    Obviously, some people can't see past the sarcasm in Mildred in Fillmore's posts.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:45 p.m.

    Wow ... Hoffman I understood but KVN surprises me. Congrats to all Cougar football fans, that really is some good news for all of you. As a Ute fan it would've been nice if they weren't around next year.

  • Bill Shakespeare Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:42 p.m.

    This reminds me a certain decision by Harold Arcenaux. Good for fans, bad for the player.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:38 p.m.

    As a Cougs fan, I LOVE that Hoffman and, especially, Van Noy is returning. However, I'm also curious what their pre-draft NFL analysis came back with? Where did the analysis have both pitted in the NFL draft? It's all good to say they want to "finish what they started", etc. I'm guessing whether a "less-then-they-had-expected" analysis may have contributed to their decision to return as well? Either way, the team is MUCH stronger with both returning.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    Re: Mildred in Fillmore

    You also predicted that Riley Nelson would win the Heisman this year.

  • SoCalTrueBlue2 San Diego, CA
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:27 p.m.

    News of Kyle Van Noy coming back next year is the best possible belated Christmas present for BYU football fans.

  • byujazzfanaz Sierra Vista, Arizona
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:24 p.m.

    KVN and Cody just want another tun at Utah! I hope we beat them next year.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:13 p.m.

    I'm not understanding how you all are arriving at the conclusion that having KVN and Hoffman back all of a sudden makes BYU a lock for a BCS game. Weren't they both on the team the last 3 years when BYU didn't go to a BCS game? Have they even beaten Utah in their careers? Somebody explain to me why returning the two "best" players from a bad team will somehow turn it into a good team...

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    Dec. 31, 2012 12:36 p.m.


    Better check your facts. The undefeated requirement is ONLY for the BCS Championship game. At large births are open to BYU and Notre Dame at 10-2.

    I am absolutely thrilled that these great players are coming back to finish their business. Go Cougars and I wish you the very best of fortune next season. It has to be fun. I only plead that Doman learn well from the last two seasons of poor coaching on his part. I don't want to break in a new guy for this upcoming season, but I do want to see 2000% better performance on the OC job.

  • GoBanana PROVO, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    I CAN NOT WAIT for Kyle Van Noy and Cody Hoffman to cure cancer now that they are back for their senior season.

  • runnerguy50 Virginia Beach, Va
    Dec. 31, 2012 12:18 p.m.

    Anytime a kid can go pro and collect the money I think they should. Matt Barkley lost millions coming back. Chances are with an upgraded schedule KVN wont have the same year.

  • BigCougFan Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    Combined with Hoffmans earlier announcement, this is the best news I've heard for BYUs football!

    I have no problems with Bronco and Doman. The future looks brighter than ever!

  • Utahute72 Tooele, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 11:56 a.m.

    Sorry, Mildred, as an independent not named Notre Dame, BYU will have to go undefeated to make it to a BCS bowl, 10-2 won't do it.

  • Wendall Hoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    I can't believe Hoffman is staying...he would have been like a 1st or 2nd round pick easily. Probably the best receiver to come out of byu in a long long time.

  • Kouger Lehi, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    Yess! Now, one more announcement and I'm set for 2013 - Doman NOT RETURNING!

  • SoCal Roger Costa Mesa, CA
    Dec. 31, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    My prayers have been answered!

    I thought that KVN would go pro for sure.

    But, I am so happy and elated to hear that he will return to BYU next year along with Cody Hoffman.

    Go Blue!

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Dec. 31, 2012 11:04 a.m.

    I was so excited to hear that Hoffman was coming back last week, but getting Hoffman and KVN back is awesome. To get our #1 offensive player and our #1 defensive player back, when both could have gone pro, is mind boggling. Hoffam and KVN will impact the Cougs more next year than any 4 or 5 star recruits would have. And we need them with our AQ conference like schedule.

    Someone also hinted that Eathyn Manumaleuna may get a medical redshirt for last season. Does anyone know if this is true?

  • scotsman Logan, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 11:02 a.m.

    Haha, I like the optimism. Having Van Noy and Hoffmand didn't equate to ten wins or a BCS game this year but next year it will for sure.

  • THE MTN MAN Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 10:47 a.m.

    Great news for BYU. Van Noy will likely be a preseason FIRST TEAM All-American. And with plenty of chances to play big-name opponents on national TV. Definitely good exposure for the Cougars in 2013.

  • Provo4Life PROVO, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    I have to admit, I'm blown away! I love the idea of being able to see KVN play another season, but I think he may regret this decision if his intent is to play in the league

  • Chris Degn Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 10:39 a.m.

    Cody and Kyle showing the importance of loyalty and teamwork. They could certainly go pro this coming season and make some good money, but instead they sacrifice. It is my hope that they will be rewarded with not only a diploma, but also a great season next year with the Cougars and a sense of pride and satisfaction they can carry with them a lifetime. I applaud your decision! Go, Cougars!

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 10:32 a.m.

    With KVN and Hoffman, we should win atleast 10 games again and be headed to a BCS bowl.

  • NWCougar Wilsonville, OR
    Dec. 31, 2012 10:33 a.m.

    Kyle, you will go down as one of the greatest Cougars of all time. You had already cemented your legacy after your junior season, but your decision to play four years shows how much the program means to you. Can't wait to watch your senior season!!! A winning record against one of the toughest schedules in team history is a real possibility with Hoffman and KVN coming back!

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Dec. 31, 2012 10:32 a.m.

    #1, #2, and now #3 all returning!

    2013 is going to be exciting!

    Go Cougs!

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 10:26 a.m.

    Great news for all BYU fans and a scary prospect for all 2013 BYU opponents!

    Welcome back KVN!