This is going to be a very fun year for BYU football. Jake isn't Jimmer, but he
has a lot of the same qualities -- grit, determination, self confidence -- that
gave us Jimmermania.
Trolls in 3... 2... 1...Ha, Ha! Biggest difference between Jake
Heaps and other QBs... NOT injured, no mental cobwebs, has the attitude to
deliver, has the offensive machine to compliment him and that #1 bullet arm
talent to go with it.This is going to be quite fun, especially in 3
weeks.Go Jake, GO Cougars!
Maybe Matt Reynolds should be the one talking about "representing the LDS
Got to love the swagger and confidence in this kid! If it wasn't for a
restrictive offensive coordinator last year, Jake would have had even better
numbers last year. Now that restraint is gone, and Doman will allow this kid to
throw big numbers on the scoreboard!BYU's offense this year will be
great! 50+ points per game! Just 6 more days! Can't wait!Go Cougs!
It will be interesting what both sides of this discussion will be. Seems to me
from the tone of this article that as far as what Jake was saying... that his
remarks contained a decidedly and generous amount of confidence in the overall
talent of the team...and not a self grandizing of himself as the center of BYU's
goals and objectives to become a prevailing top Collegent Football program. The
only I's being mentioned were from Doman who was basically stating the
confidence that he has in Jake to lead the team. We'll justhave to see what
Hedgie and Chrissy and a few others will attempt to leed off with to see how far
from the obvious the discussion will wander.
@sammygAs a Ute fan I don't necessarily disagree that Heaps could be
all of those things you mentioned. He certainly has impressive talent, and it
wouldn't surprise me if he meets all of the lofty expectations. Just a small pet
peave I wanted to get off my chest that applies to many other posters as well:
when discussing how well a supporting cast fits around a particular player, the
word you're looking for is "complEment" not "compliment."Good luck to your team this season.
Good luck to Heaps and the rest of the team but as a memeber of the LDS faith I
am very uncomfortable with all the "representing the LDS faith" talk
coming out of Provo.My point is that it comes off as tacky and self
concious. The soft sell is a much better approach and less off puting than the
in your face religiosity that Bronco has chosen. After the comments From
Daniel Sorenson and all the religious talk from Bronco and Heaps this week,
maybe the pads should do the talking.
The superstition thing is a little scary:' "I have a lot of
superstitions. I'd say the whole pregame is a superstition. I put my pads on a
certain way. It has to go a certain way. If I do anything different, I take it
off and put it back on and remind myself of what I did. It's very stressful, but
I have to do it."'How do you concentrate on your assignments
and game plan when you're so wrapped up in a silly routine. I really don't
understand superstitions but I guess if it calms the mind, then good for him.
I am wary about boastful statements from Bronco and Heaps.Do you
remember the Quest for Perfection? In that season it was Utah that turned out
to be perfect.Let's remember that BYU is unranked. We are barely
favored over another unranked opponent. WE have a lot to prove on the field
before we talk about national championships and other such things.Go
Maroon 5? Really? BYU's starting quarterback listens to Maroon 5. They're
The closest thing that Heaps will ever be to QB greatness, will be meeting Aaron
Da Jake! Da Jimmer! Da Bronco! Who would win a national championship
first? Mini Jake or the entire PAC 12? Jake by himself can take on am entire
army as long as da Bronco is supporting him. So what about Da
Jimmer vs. The 2001 Bulls? It isn't even fair, Jimmer by 32. Da
Jake Jake Jake.
Maroon 5? ....oh the boys down at O'l Miss or going to have there way with this
Love the enthusiasm from Jake and Coach Doman about striving to achieve high
expectations.@ Ute Fan(s)?Sorry, but I'm getting tired
of you over here. How 'bout heading over to "your" articles and
following "your" team?You might just find there's enough
confidence, excitement, and enthusiasm to draw from "your" players,
coaches, and administrators as you embark on the PAC12 quest instead of
investing so much misspent energy on your rival. What a concept!It's
time to boost your own rather than tear down the little brother, non-AQ,
mid-major, non-BCS, Indy that you promised would be in the rear-view mirror of
irrelevancy when you took road trips to exotic locales like the Coliseum,
Pasadena, and the Valley of the Sun. You're first up on Thursday (in case you
hadn't realized it).Good luck Utes (except on Sept. 17th)Go Cougars! Beat Ole Miss!
>as a memeber of the LDS faith I am very uncomfortable with all the
"representing the LDS faith" talk coming out of Provo.As a
member of the LDS faith I am very comfortable with players, coaches, and staff
of the BYU football team understanding what the real mission of the university
and the football team is and having the integrity to state their dedication to
that mission clearly and publicly.
>How do you concentrate on your assignments and game plan when you're so
wrapped up in a silly routine.Routine (even a so-called meaningless
routine) helps bring psychological order and focus the mind. Most serious
athletes have such a routine, some stranger than others. In my baseball days, I
always put my socks on in the same order (left then right). That simple routine
served as a type of liminal space during which everything was "put in its
proper place," so to speak, and after which my focus was completely on the
"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering" Advice from Max Hall to Jake.
@Glenn AI know what you mean....it's a small peeve (not peave!) of
mine as well!
Ugh. I'm disgusted by how everyone is describing Heaps:"Swagger", "Confidence", "Attitude"...I think he will turn into a great QB because he can absolutely throw the ball,
but, his "swagger, confidence, and attitude" are hurting him and the
BYU team. Here's a free tip courtesy of the Utah team: Don't draw a
target on your back by talking yourself up. If you set yourself on a pedestal,
don't be surprised when somebody else comes and knocks you off. Keep the talk
low, fly under the radar, and then let your play on the field do the talking for
you. Talking big is not an endearing quality. Also, in regards to
Heaps representing the LDS church, here is another word you might want to
consider in describing him:Pride. (As in the kind that goeth before
Bastiatarian"the real mission" of the football team is to play
football. Using the football team as a marketing tool is beneath the faith and
@JimmyJamesHere's a free tip courtesy of Vince Lombardi: "There
is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is
first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never
want to finish second again." Big words, right? Drawing a
target on the back, right? Of course, let's remember that this is the same guy
that won 5 NFL championships and the first 2 Super Bowls.I'm going
to guess his confidence, swagger, and attitude had a lot to do with that.Jake has to prove himself on the field, obviously, but I've got no
problem with his confidence or swag, just like I have no problem with Jordan
Wynn saying he's as good as any of the PAC 12 QB's.One more tip to U
fans from Vince Lombardi, free of charge: "We would accomplish many more
things if we did not think of them as impossible."Maybe if U
fans and players didn't think that winning a NC was impossible, they'd actually
win one. I haven't heard anything from U fans, players, or coaches about them
winning a national championship.Go Cougars!
I agree that Heaps should be seen and not heard. Loose lips sink ships. Bulletin
board stuff. Speak softly and carry a big stick.BYU hasn't played a
single game yet. Let's let the score do the talking. You don't hear Jimmer
talking about how great he is. His game does the talking.I think
Heaps is special. Barring injury, he should be a great BYU quarterback. But he
isn't yet. I hope Ole Miss doesn't have his picture on the team bulletin board.
BlueHuskyMy sentiments exactly. Things stated by the opposition on the
bulletin board can be very motivating. Just ask Boise State about the
"Girlsie State" comment from the Utah player. The great athletes and
great teams keep all their goals to themselves and do their talking with their
performance on the field. Jake is potentially a great QB. But that
is ALL he is right now. And he is way too willing to shoot his mouth off to the
media about how great he and the team are going to be. Before the season has
started he has provided lots of bulletin board material for opposing teams.Please Jake and Bronco, one game at a time. The only goal right now
should be to beat Ole Miss. Then next week, to beat Texas, and so forth.I am sure I will be castigated here for criticizing our "star"
player, but I am one BYU fan who thinks he talks too much.
As a Washington Husky, I was chagrinned when Jake Heaps chose BYU over the
Huskies and Steve Sarkisian. And I'm still ticked off, after 27 years, that the
1984 Cougars got voted in as national champions over the Huskies. Nevertheless,
I wish Heaps and the Cougars the best - except when they play Washington.
I guess the D News monitors will not publish anything that contradicts the BYU
hype that is constantly presented in articles. I think that is wrong.
I would like to know how much longer this hype is going to go on before BYU wins
a big game in the 21st century? This type of attitude and no significant results
is getting really OLD quick!
>before BYU wins a big game in the 21st centuryWhat do you mean
by "big game?"Do you mean something like beating Oklahoma in
what was essentially a home game for the #3 Sooners?Or do you mean
repeatedly beating a bunch of Pac-10 teams, including a thumping of No. 18
Oregon State in the Las Vegas Bowl?Or beating a No. 15 TCU at TCU?Or
do you mean beating a top-25 Utah?Or maybe you mean recovering from a
horrible start to the season to win a bowl game in a major shellacking of UTEP
(not a great team, but a shellacking is a shellacking)?If you don't
mean anything like that, then I suppose BYU hasn't won any big games in the 21st
BYU is so not impressive in the 21st century. C'MON?
BYU is a joke!