Good article. Cody is a great kid with great success ahead of him. Where his
football career takes him doesn't really matter. He will find his niche in
the world and do great things.
I base my comments on the Fact that BYU has, by far, more individual National
awards than other schools in the area! That is something that is irrefutable.
Since all the local schools are pretty much on the same level as far as
recruiting, BYU must be doing a far better job at developing these athletes.
One would think that Hoffman's height, hands, and route-running ability
would be valued by an NFL team. It is true that he never had a great passer
throwing him the ball at BYU; he would have had twice as many receptions with a
Steve Young or a Ty Detmer (or a Steve Sarkisian, for that matter) at QB.
(Having said that, I look forward to seeing just how much the O-line and Taysom
Hill's passing accuracy have improved over last year; a consistent
down-field threat would obviously open up the short routes and the running game,
and the Y still has some good, experienced wideouts.)
Schnee:Well stated. I think both BYU and Utah have done an excellent job
getting the most out of the athletes they can recruit.
If I had every single "football mind" telling me for years to be more
physical, I would become more physical. Hoffman has all the tools in the world,
but until he makes that change, his football career hangs in the balance.Come on Cody, find your mean side and live your NFL dream!
Best of Luck to Cody. He deserves success at the next level. I loved his gutsy
play at BYU.
@EddieBYU and Utah both average around upper 20s in sagarin rankings the
past decade despite consistently being around 60th in recruiting. They're
both fantastic identifiers and developers of talent.
One of the best things about Cody is that he was immersed in a culture that so
many commenting here deride and he came out with a positive experience, praise
for his experience, teammates and character. That last, character, is something
very lacking in many here who hide their own short comings behind screen names.
@Eddie, actually, my brother was college roommates with Bronco and they have
remained friends. My brother also lived (at the time Cody was in High School) in
Cody's hometown - Crescent City CA. When he found out Cody wasn't
getting any other offers, he took tapes to Bronco and the rest is history.
I'm thankful my brother recognized the great talent and hard worker that
Cody is! He is very proud of him. We are all hoping the Redskins will also see
his great potential!
I think it just shows that BYU is much better at developing/recognizing talent
than any other team in the inter mountain area.
@hedgehog"Has Cody ever thought of joining the church? Do you think
he'd like to learn more?"I'm not sure how one could go
through 5 years at BYU without thinking about it at some point. I think if he
did want to he'd have asked a teammate so he's probably just a very
informed "I'm fine, thanks".
Obviously a strong person with a lot of self confidence to not only survive but
excel at BYU. BYU would be wise to use Cody as a recruiting tool to go after
more diverse student athlete. BYU can't evolve and improve on the
educational experience they offer without more students like Cody.
Good luck, Cody!
Has Cody ever thought of joining the church? Do you think he'd like to
He certainly showed he should have received some better college offers. Like Kaladin said, its too bad for him Bronco wanted a safety trying to
throw him the ball.
Good luck to Cody.He certainly did well under difficult
circumstances at BYU and I hope he does well in the NFL!
Big fan of Hoffman. What could he have done with a great QB his first couple of
years? Class act guy. I look forward to a good NFL career out of him