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Published: Sunday, March 13 2011 11:00 p.m. MDT

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Springville, UT

You betcha'! Excited for Jake and company this fall. It will be fun and exciting to see this footbal program continue into independence.

Football season can't happen soon enough! And ESPN and BYUtv coverage makes it all the better. I will miss the MTN like an ingrown toenail.

As a sidebar... Hedgie is predicting problems for the Utes in September, a longer learning curve for the new Chow offense, new QBs and Wynn on the sidelines. Can it be true? Maybe his predictions for the Utes might hold some water.

Glad BYU does not have these kinds of issues. Great to be a Cougar fan.

Hayden, ID

Jake Heaps will be an all American before he leaves BYU!

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

Please Riley, ask to play safety!

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

The Cougs should be ranked in the top 10 and play for a national championship. Our schedule is one of the toughest in the nation. Hopefully Jake will stay and play all 4 years but I am afraid he will leave after his junior year to take his rightful place next to the great quarterbacks in the NFL.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

I watched Jake Heaps work out a bit ago. The kid has a rocket. BYU could have a decent team. Plus, he's a very nice kid.

Houston, TX

The key questions are: how does Bronco utilize Nelson who could be quite helpful to the team in some situations and how well do the WRs and TEs develop. The offense should be better.

I expect the D to be as good if not better than last year.

Sandy, UT


wow... just... wow. I hope you're not being serious.

Boise, ID

If Heaps stays healthy and maintains his starting role, I hope they can find a spot in the offense for Nelson. With Riley's toughness, running and throwing ability, he could cause a lot of problems for defenses. If a couple of DBs can step up, BYU should have a great season. Go Cougs!

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Cougars are going to have a fantastic year. We will finally be going to a BCS Bowl amd my hopes for a shot at a National Championship will be realized. We have speed all over the field and with Jake, nothing is impossible.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Great to see Spring Ball starting! It really hurts to read about the guys that are not playing or currently off the team. The most painful to read about is Kori Gaines. I really hope that he's able to come back this Fall. That guy is a stud athlete who can not only be a great corner, but he could be awesome in the return game on special teams.

It might be interesting to see how Ansah can do at linebacker. He's a great raw athlete so I hope he can do some good things.

Go Cougs!

Not from Utah
Spring, TX

I understand that Mildred is certain she's providing a very witty critique of BYU fans, but what she doesn't realize is that her comments embarrass whatever may remain of the expected level of intelligence of BYU-haters.

St. George, UT

This game might be worse then the following 5 blow outs. If we dont have a 100% Ak, no millsap, no elson, no price no Bell, a hurt hayward... Who do we have to play?

come on KOC bring up a few d leagers so we can actually act like we are trying to compete. What does it hurt to bring them up and so we dont use jefferson and our other players 40 + minutes.. this season is over and lets hope to get 2 good draft picks and maybe try for a quality trade to help this team out...who knows tho we might be content where we are at...

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Oh. Mildred and Ernest T Bass are better than the wedge and chris. A little sad that some BYU fans will agree with them hook, line and sinker. I prefer my sly sarcastic wit aimed at Utah, but I think most BYU fans are too innocent to generate the best ironic humor.

Or maybe they try hard not to stoop to that level.

SoCal Roger
Costa Mesa, CA

I am excited about the possibilities for BYU football for the 2011-2012 season.

Does anyone know what happened to Romney Fuga? I know he had a season ending injury last year.

I did not see his name mentioned at all in this article.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

To Veritas Aequitas: You are correct. Jake is a very nice boy and he is humble too. I am glad that it appears he will be the starting quarterback for us this year. I hope that Riley finds a spot where he too can contribute.

Cougar Eat Ute
Cedar Hills, UT

It's finally football season! (well, spring football season at least).

Great writeup Jeff. I think Jake shows leaps and bounds of improvement this year. Too bad I won't see it; I'm leaving on a mission in the fall.

Sad to see Keoshian and Gains aren't with the team at this point. Glad to see Chambers willing to work to get back.

Also remember the name Ryan Comer. The JC walk-on will prove to be the best play out of Snow, not Preston Hadley.

All in all it's gonna be a superb season. Best finish will be 10-2 or even 11-1. Worst will be around 8-4 or 7-5.


West Jordan, UT

Why WOULDN'T Heaps be the starter this year? The headline of the story seems to insinuate that there was a question as to who the starter would be. If Bronco makes that same dilusional mistake by starting anyone other than Heaps this year, I would have SERIOUS questions about him. Heaps just about beat my Utes team last year....and grew in every game I saw. He's got the talent...there is no competition (at least in this Ute's humble opinion).

BYU has a tough road this year, and will have a tough road every year if their goal is BCS game. As an independent with no BCS conference affiliation, you pretty much have to go undefeated to play in the BCS games (history shows that any non-BCS team has needed to be undefeated). With their schedule and the teams they are scheduling, that will be difficult. I respect BYU, but they just aren't and won't likely ever be on par with Texas, Notre Dame, and the truely "big boy" teams. Good luck none the less!!

Frisco, TX

This is going to be an exciting year!

As for Riley, I'd leave him as a QB, but I don't see him as a starter. Hear me out . . . I'd go with a two QB system but completely different than last year. I'd play Riley 5 or 6 plays a game, either as a QB or a RB for a little trickery. Maybe a wild cat formation, or a flea flicker, or maybe on 2nd and short bring Riley in to keep the defense guessing.

I hope that Heaps doesn't go down with an injury, but even if he did I don't think Riley is the right guy to move in as the starter. His game is too different from how BYU and the offensive team play. Munns or Lark should be the back-up, again using Riley for a few trick plays each game.

If BYU would have known Heaps was signing out of HS, they would have never gone after Riley. Riley was the back-up plan in case Heaps didn't sign.

Henderson, NV

Let it begin!

Big Hapa
Kaysville, UT

Well lets all be patient with the Spring predictions it is a long season and barring injuries, academic issues, H.C. violations {Unga-ed)and the like, lets relax take in the spring ball reports and anticipate the best.

I am excited for what this "Independent" future will bring, I am excited for the ESPN broadcast, that will be awesome since we all have been forced to watch the Lame MTN channel LOLO of a channel. YES, that will be nice.

Our young gun sophomore QB has a ton of quality backups, Hague moving to DB sounds cool, that dude can bring the wood baby. Lets watch the development of the tight end position that should by a talented battle.

There is plenty of positive, cool stuff, to watch and to anticipate so lets Chill-Lax and soak in the Spring reports my fellow Cougar faithful, and for the confused ewtes that wander across our BYU blog's lets show the compassion and brotherly kindness that they show to our BYU Cougars. Yeah when pigs fly.

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