BYU football notebook: WR Cody Hoffman is good enough to play in the NFL, Ben Cahoon says (+video)

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  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    BYU is getting more All American picks because they are being seen by tons more people on BYUtv and ESPN. WAY COOL. Go Gougars!

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Dec. 12, 2012 2:45 p.m.

    chris b - there's a great article in the LA Daily News arguing pros and cons of USC WR Robert Woods leaving before his senior season. U should read it. It's almost identical to Hoffman's article.

    U always talk about your PAC12 conference affiliation, but I've never seen you post a comment in the LA Daily News about USC or UCLA, nor have I seen U comment in the Rocky Mountain News about your new rival Colorado.

    If the Utes have truly moved on, maybe U should to?

    I'm hoping Hoffman comes back but wouldn't blame him if he left. If he thinks he'll get picked in the first few rounds, I would go for it if I were in his shoes.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 1:32 p.m.

    Guys like this show how recruiting rankings are never accurate. Apo was supposed to be the great player while Hoffman had no other offers.
    Apo is average at best and Hoffman is great.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    Dec. 12, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    Stick around Cody, you won't be disappointed. Having a true QB (no offense Riley, but you are an athlete with a decent arm) will only pad your resume (so-to-speak). Aside from that you'll have an education to go along with your accomplishments at the Y. Lastly, you'll have more visability with the schedule that Tom has put together for the Y. Stick around, your stock will only improve.

    Good Luck either way.

    Go UTES!!

  • ha_Y_nCoug Mililani, HI
    Dec. 12, 2012 12:02 p.m.


    If Taysom Hill can throw a better ball than Riley, then yes, Hoffman may get quite a few more looks from NFL scouts. Especially since many of the games in 2013 will be high profile opponents played on national media.

  • Provo4Life PROVO, UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 11:45 a.m.

    @BYUalum You can't say that because Collie he left early he got multiple injuries and no playing time. Those two things are not correlated whatsoever. Also, Collie had two very productive seasons and is now dealing with injury.
    I'm a huge Cody Hoffman fan and think it would be tough to see him go, but it is the right move. Say he is graded rounds 3-5. Even if he comes back he woouldn't be a top 3 round guy. We have a tough schedule next year and are bringing in a new qb so it would be nice to have a verteran reciever like Hoffman, but he needs to do what is best for himself.
    @byufan 1993 How could he drastically improve his stock?

  • byufan1993 Provo, , UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 11:09 a.m.

    I feel like he could drastically improve his draft stock if he would stay another year

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 12, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    Concerning Hoffman's pro football potentional, for some reason I tend to put more trust in the opinion of the CFL's all-time receptions leader than in the jealous rants of our little friend from the hill.

    We'd love to have you for another year Cody, but good luck at the next level whenever you decide the timing is right for you to make that move.

  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    A feature article on Hoffman and his potential in a Utah newspaper seems reasonable to me. See the September 4, 2012 edition of the LA Times for a wonderful feature article on USC's M. Lee and his NFL potential by Gary Klein. Google is such a useful tool for discovering information on the fly.

  • Utehaterforlife West Valley, UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    Actually Chris B
    Published: April 13, 2012 Updated: 9:49 a.m.
    Text: Next Article ยป How USC's Marqise Lee beat the odds From the Orange County Register,
    It doesn't quite talk about the NFL, but there are plenty of articles out there saying how good he is.

  • Jealous U Alpine, UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    Chris B

    Obsessed much?

    It must be really depressing to be sitting on your parent's couch in the basement watching the college football world prepare for bowl week and knowing that U weren't invited to the party.

    You think USC fans even think about U except for the week they play U?

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    Appreciated Ben's straightforward, honest, no-coach speak answer. But, that's who he is too. Great. I agree 100% with BYU Alum that I'd hate to see Cody go NFL from a purely selfish fan perspective. He's been fun to watch. Stay, Cody, Stay. But, Ben is right in the elements to weigh. A degree is the easiest concern -- make a million bucks and take online and winter semesters to finish the degree (but by all means finish it -- no one lasts long on the gridiron and reality soon bites.)

    Cody has some good advisers so I wish him well.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 8:39 a.m.


    The argument about "no degree" is ridiculous. Because guess what? Any player that leaves early can..(GASP) come back and get their degree.

    If I had a chance mid-college to leave and get a few million dollars, knowing that at most I'd be delaying when I got my degree, I'd have said "Where do I sign"

    Now I do think its funny that byu fans are trying to get themsleves pumped about something, since you have a terrible team, terrible coach, middle of the WAC program, with nothing better to realistically shoot for, that you have to talk about one of your best players' NFL "potential"

    You think USC fans write articels about Marquise Lee's "NFL potential"?

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    Ouch! How we would miss seeing Cody Hoffman make spectacular catches and plays for another year for our Cougs. I hope he stays and gets his degree. We need him next year. Look what happened to Austin Collie when he left early. Multiple injuries, no playing time, no degree, and soon to be no team. Whatever he decides, Cody has contributed big time to BYU football. Thank you, Cody!