You can see my thoughts on Van Noy in the thread where I was hyping Ansah. Van Noy is a beast. He's not going pro this year though. He's still only 20 I think. He enrolled early and such. Good kid, incredible athlete, and will be a dominant player. I think he will either need to bulk up to play LB in the NFL, or slim down very slightly and make the move to safety. He reminds me a lot of Kam. He plays the same position where Urlacher was used in college (Mendenhall was Urlacher's DC in college and created the position for Urlacher's unique skills, most notably his blazing speed, which sounds funny now, but he was EXACTLY like Van Noy when he was young).
Ansah is the real deal. Too bad I don't get to see any of the game. Being stuck in mom's basement means no ESPN and the slowest internet connection on earth. I haven't missed seeing a BYU game in probably 25 years. Now I missed a bowl game. Sucks. Thanks for the updates though. Gamecast doesn't give a feel for what's happening.
And BYU has ZERO option at QB. The QB who they depended on is a Washington kid who was the #1 QB in the nation named Jake Heaps. He got his feelings hurt last year and transferred to Kansas prior to this season. Then they got a kid named Taysom Hill who transferred from Stanford and was going to be Andrew Luck's successor. He blew out his knee though early in the season on a stupid play they ran when he should have been kneeling on the ball. OC ruined the team's season. Taysom Hill is the real deal though. Heaps was darn good as well. BYU got stuck with a guy who is really a safety in Riley Nelson playing QB and he's awful, and Lark has played one game in his whole college career and it was against New Mexico State a few weeks ago. He's a 5th year season with 7 quarters of experience. BYU's coaches were pretty well screwed once Hill went down, and having no backup plan was too bad, but Heaps leaving left them in a seriously bad spot. He was going to be the 4 year starter and was angry that he got benched for a game and stopped practicing and said he was out of here. Really too bad.
R.I.P. Dad. I miss you. You will never be forgotten
1/12/39 - 8/7/08