CougarLinks: Kyle Van Noy ranked No. 5 linebacker prospect in upcoming NFL draft

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  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    May 5, 2014 2:50 a.m.

    1/4th chris?

    Over the next couple of years you will have to take off your shoes to calculate how many Cougs will be playing in the NFL.

    BTW, I notice we all stopped talking about the number of stars in the recruits for our respective programs... I have a pretty good idea as to why that's the case, but I'd be interested in your take?

  • Sports Are Great Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2014 4:21 p.m.


    "At least you ar"en't trying to hide your hypocrisy any longer, and then hypocritically calling out BYU fans for the same, or for that matter much more tame, behavior you constantly engage in around here.

    Utah "fans" can point the finger at byu and tell us to act as they say and not as they do. Those are the rules, or so I've been told by Utah "fans". Byu fans represent the church but Mormon Utah fans don't(again as I've been told by Utah "fans") and therefore that's all that matters in terms of who has to be kind and who doesn't. They can just hide behind the color red as an excuse for bad behavior(wookie included) since they aren't a church school. Those are just the rules I've learned from utes on these comment boards.

    It's been a pleasure watching Van Noy and I hope he has a great career and can stay healthy. Thanks Kyle.

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    May 2, 2014 1:48 p.m.

    It will be interesting to see what happens if the NCAA, at the request of the Big 12, changes the rule requiring at least 12 teams for a conference to have a conference championship game in football.

    Changing the rule may result in some conference members being kicked to the curb. Especially those who were added only to get to the magic number necessary to have a conference championship game. Fewer teams means a bigger share for everyone else.

    Plus, if a conference goes two or three years in a row without getting a team in the playoff, will they still call themselves a power conference?

  • Duckhunter Highland , UT
    May 2, 2014 1:12 p.m.


    At least you aren't trying to hide your hypocrisy any longer, and then hypocritically calling out BYU fans for the same, or for that matter much more tame, behavior you constantly engage in around here.

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2014 10:25 a.m.

    The crows in Nebraska are already nervous.

  • Tajemnica West Valley, Utah
    May 2, 2014 10:16 a.m.

    Let's play a percentage game Chris B. Of all the players both BYU and utah have put in the NFL, what percent of those players have had long and successful careers? Long and successful can include things like hall of fame, Super Bowls, Pro Bowls, careers lasting at least 5-6+ years, statistical leaders by position, NFL records held (good records), names known by people outside the BYU/utah communities, etc. I'd say BYU has the edge on your school buddy. Either way its pretty even. So of all the many more players the u has put in the NFL than BYU, there is only a small percentage of those that have met these categories. Steve Smith, Alex Smith(off and on) and Paul Kruger the most recent for utah. Austin Collie (pre-injuries...he'll probably miss out on the 5-6 years category), Dennis Pitta for BYU. Looking further back, Tom Holmoe, Jim Mcmahon, Steve Young for BYU and I'm stuck on a loss for utah. So keep your chin up Chris B, someday the u may catch up.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

    This will byu maybe up to 1/4 of the number of Ute players in the NFL.

    GO UTES!

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    May 2, 2014 9:15 a.m.

    I will eat crow if I am wrong but mark my words, Kyle Van Noy will never start and will be situational player at best. He is soft and played in a system where he benefited from how he was utilized. Watch film on him when he played a decent tackle (very seldom due to schedule) he was neutralized unless the play took longer to develop. Against the run he was a non-factor. I think he will have an NFL career just not a starter.

    GO UTES!

  • ekute Layton, UT
    May 2, 2014 7:32 a.m.

    That hd truck is starting to backfire. No doubt, Sunday play could have been negotiated if byu had compromised on tv rights. The article seems to refute the claims of some commenters about the viability of byu sports. Decisions need to be made by the church, in short order.