BYU WR Cody Hoffman misses opener with hamstring injury

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Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz said Monday there wasn't much to be culled from BYU's season opener because driving rain turned the field into "a slip and slide."

Just as importantly, the Cougars were without their top offensive weapon in senior wide receiver Cody Hoffman.

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Hoffman suffered a hamstring injury in practice late last week and did not play Saturday in the 19-16 loss at Virginia. Hoffman went through pre-game warmups, but was not "ready to go full speed," quarterback Taysom Hill said afterwards.

"Cody Hoffman would have been a welcomed piece of the puzzle," offensive coordinator Robert Anae told the Deseret News.

Hoffman, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound redshirt senior, caught 100 passes for 1,248 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Hoffman is also a fine kick returner, averaging 25.1 yards per return in his career.

NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt ranked Hoffman as the third-best senior receiver in college football entering the 2013 season.

Texas plays at BYU this Saturday.

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