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Two-QB trial over announcement Tuesday

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 21 2010 9:40 p.m. MDT

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TheSpiker
Alpine, UT

This is a fine young man and I wish him the best in his recovery.

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

Well the merry-go-round is over. Heaps and Lark are the guys.

Now to pick a tight end and get these guys some reps. They all need them.

tron527
Provo, UT

I am sorry for Nelson but at least now the quarterback controversy is dead. Too bad he won't get to go to Logan and face those fans, I know Ben Olsen had fun going back to Provo ;)

Bay Area Dude
San Ramon, CA

Well that simplifies things...sad, but it does simplify the debate.

Cosmo
Springville, UT

You done good Riley! We'll miss you at the games! Here's to a quick recovery!

Gooooo Cougars!

chase SL
Salt Lake City, UT

I can't help but Bronco has got to be relived. This quarterback situation was a huge sliver in his buttochs.

Whos with me?

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

Was this a strategic move?
If Heaps decides on a mission next year, Riley comes back as the starter!

If Heaps decides to stay for four years, Riley can jump ship again and will have two years to promise some other University!

Where will Riley go? SUU, ASU, NAU, Idaho, USU?

If I am Riley, I am heading back to Logan, today...not tomorrow!

TheSpiker
Alpine, UT

I just replayed the two series that Riley played in the FS game. I did not see any special hit or anything else to suggest that he was injured in the game. Wondering out loud if this has been a lingering injury from one of the previous games.

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Interesting. So the doctors made the decision for Bronco?

Get well Riley.

Heaps, watch out for those Nevada Defensive Ends. They are quick!

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

Thanks Riley for all of your hard work and dedication to the BYU football program.

Good luck on a speedy recovery!

bikeboy
Boise, ID

I'm curious about 13 players being injured in a game.

Is that typical, or do them Seminoles hit harder then the players in these parts?

pleblian
salt lake city, utah

Uh Oh. Unless the recievers improve dramatically, BYU is in trouble. Nevada and USU are not patty cakes. Luckly, after those games the team will have some breathing room.

Riley, you were the only thing exciting about BYU football this year.

BleedingBlue@theU
Salt Lake City, UT

RE: chase SL
I agree. This makes it much easier on both Bronco and the rest of the team. Best of luck to you Riley!

What Yeah
Centerville, UT

Somebody who knows Riley needs to direct him to this board so he can know that BYU fans appreciate his effort and leadership.

Thanks Riley. It'll be exciting to get you back next season so the team can use your grit and determination to help win some football games. I'm calling it now, Riley scores a rushing touchdown at Texas, helping secure one of the biggest wins in BYU history.

Write it down. Remind me in a year :)

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz
Provo, UT

Too bad, he has worked hard. I wish him luck in his recovery and I hope he can find ways to continue to help the team off the field.

I hope Heaps grows up fast. Big test coming up Saturday.

RepresentBlue
West Jordan, UT

@TheSpiker

I agree. My guess is the injury occurred in the Air Force game. Nelson played his heart out and took a pounding in that game. He did not even play much in the Florida State game. As tragic as this is for Nelson, I think this is actually good for the entire team as it will end this QB controversy once and for all. By the time Nelson returns next season Heaps will be the established starter, with Lark the established backup. I think Nelson will be moved to a different position when he returns. I really like the idea of Nelson playing as a halfback where he can take direct snaps or run an HB option where the ball is handed off to him and he rolls out and either passes or runs. I don't think Nelson will transfer again.

Veracity
Morgan, UT

Rily, your mature presence will sorely be missed...good luck, heal fast, stay strong, we are still here when your able to come back!!!

Captain L
Provo, UT

I'm sorry for Riley, but this will be a good thing for Heaps and the team. This will make it easier for any of the players who were hoping Riley would remain the QB. Hopefully now the team will rally around the young Heaps and play up to their potential. They need to get a TE that can help the team and develop into a reliable target.

NKAWTG
Kaysville, UT

@The Spiker and Represent

Look at the video on KSL website and you can see Riley running off the field and you can tell his right shoulder or arm is hurt. I think he even played one series after that. He's a tough kid. He will be missed but I think Heaps was the guy anyway.

wwookie
Payson, UT

After Nelson transfers again (he obviously wont get any more playing time for BYU as a qb unless heaps does the right thing and goes on a mission), will he speak about all that goes on behind closed curtains at that school?

He might make some dough on a book deal, I wonder what the title would be?

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