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Published: Thursday, Aug. 25 2011 9:21 p.m. MDT

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crowntown1
Corona, CA

Are you guys serious? How do you guys make this sruff up? No wonder all Y fans are drinking the kool aid that the D news feeds them. Because I'm sick and tired about hearing from BYU fans about would coulda shoulda's that's all they got. "Is this year they bust the BCS"?? NOPE! Truly the definition of insanity come into play here.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Say what Brandon Doman, Jimmer is the best?
What about athletes that actually proved themselves after college like Danny Ainge or Steve Young?

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

If Jake wins big games this year (Ole Miss, Texas, Utah, , UCF, TCU, Hawaii) he will quickly move onto the radar. But I think he'll need to deliver a BCS birth or win to achieve Jimmer status.

When Jimmer lit up Arizona his Junior year, he grabbed the nation's attention. But it wasn't until he consistently delivered in big games his Senior year that he begame a legend.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

crowntown1
"I'm sick and tired about hearing from BYU fans"

First, you were the first to comment, so I don't know how you heard from any BYU fans.

Second, there's a simple solution . . . quit reading BYU articles and our comments. U seem to be obsessed with BYU articles and making comments about our comments. If you don't want to hear about BYU, find something else to read.

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

If Jake gets a better name, he will come close to Jimmer. Jimmer has the aura, Jake kind of doesn't...let's just hope we don't have to call him Jake the Flake though. I think that those kool aid drinking Cougars should be much more pleased about Jake though than a flu stricken, shoulder injured, long haired guy who needed canes after losing to the Cougars in overtime. Long live Jake Heaps.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Heaps is not Fredette yet

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Give Wynn a chance. He's Ty Detmer.

Max for President
Brighton, MA

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."
-Albert Einstein

Don't get me wrong, I love BYU. But Jake, you haven't done anything yet. Lets stop the Grammy Award speeches until you can beat Utah State. Your comments should be "There is no comparison between Jimmer and me." Because there isn't.

DC
Alexandria, VA

Media is trying to compare him to Jimmer. A fabricated story to get readers riled up on both sides.
Only 8 more days until real football stories can begin.

belgie
Tualatin, OR

Jake is not Jimmer. He says he's humble, but he's too outspoken for that to be believable. That's fine, but one thing that made Jimmer so popular nationally is that he let his game do all the talking. Jake has given more soundbites in one year at BYU that Jimmer did in four.

Another thing is that Jimmer was an underground sensation. Lack of exposure made the country feel like they were discovering a hidden gem. Jake started his career in the spotlight and it will only intensify.

I think Heaps will be really good. I hope so, at least. But, BYU will probably never see another Jimmer.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Don't worry Rock...no need to get everyone in a tizzy. Heaps has got plenty of Zip Codes to Airmail to...some very good horses for his Ground Express... a tight security force to guard his Assets... a great tracking force to give him the extra eyes he needs to find the best Routes to take... and a great bunch of guys to make the turn around pickups and get a good volume of turn overs into his Hands. The Heaps delivery system will deliver the mail..better than the competition. It's not a one man show...no need to Fredette over anything.

RonKearns
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

I liked the "HEAPS" football. I want one.

plyxply
SLC, UT

Jimmer played well regardless of his competition, Jake Heaps played terrible against decent teams, his only good games were against horrible teams. I usually love Brad Rock's columns, but this is ridiculous.

Andermart
Pullman, WA

Give Heaps time. He will get there.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

"Doman notes that as a sophomore Heaps is performing at an equivalent or higher level than NFLers Max Hall and John Beck did when they were sophomores."

That's nice talk, but let's get a couple of games under our belt. If you know what I'm saying.

plyxply said: "Jimmer played well regardless of his competition, Jake Heaps played terrible against decent teams, his only good games were against horrible teams."

Those terrible games were played by a freshman quarterback - I think things a a little different now, sir.

giantfan
Farmington, UT

I had a big smile on my face as I was reading this article, knowing that it was putting Ute fans into a tizzy. Thanks crowntown1 for confirming that!

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

A lot of good comments on here from Cougars. Obviously an article baiting a lot of comments. BYU fans seem to realize that Heaps has a ton of potential, but still has a lot to prove. Could somebody please clue in the newspaper?

MiP
Iowa City, IA

We don't know if he'll achieve Jimmer status eventually, but I don't think "you got Jaa-a-aked" is the best choice.

How 'bout working something out with "Heaps."

Like "He Heaped on you pretty bad"

or

"You're in Heaps of trouble"

One things is for sure. There's no shortage of hero worship coming from the DN.

Independent
Henderson, NV

There's no doubt that Heaps improved dramatically in the second half of the season last year, but what's with the Jimmer talk? Heaps needs to get the job done against better opponents before we can even compare him to people like Brandon Doman, John Beck and Max Hall, let alone Jimmer. I wouldn't be surprised at all if he turned out to be really great, but he just hasn't done it yet. Perhaps we can discuss this if and when Heaps has a break out game against Ole Miss, Texas, Utah, UCF or TCU? At the very least he should have a good game against Utah State.

Go Utes
Salt Lake City, UT

I am contantly amused by the way that BYU sets itself up to fail. You can set your watch each year to the preseason hype and the impossibly high expectations. I'm sure Heaps will be great (probably better than anything my Utes will come up with during his time), but why do you always do this to yourselves? I'm sorry, but the "Jimmermania" stuff was an outlier. It came and it went. It's probably not coming back. So why pin your hopes for the season on a return of "Jimmermania" now provided by Heaps? Looks like another "Quest for Perfection" year coming up.

Papa Smurf UTE
Herriman, UT

WOW! I think that Jake will become a good to great QB, but humble, and a laid back kind of guy. Not so much. There is not a more boastful person on any of the teams in the state than St Jake. National championship this, BCS that. I am all for being a confidant person, and you really need to be to play QB, but come on. Beat some good teams first, have a QB rating of something over 125 (by the way, a QB rating of 125 is not that good) against a team with a winning record, then start to predict the future of NC, and BCS games. I think those big wins will surely come, but lets wait to call him the next Jimmer. Jimmer was a once in a generation kind of player, and Heaps is not there yet. Not even close.

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