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Published: Thursday, Sept. 29 2011 8:44 p.m. MDT

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TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

too bad its not Heaps....I would like to see why the Coaches have stuck with Jake given he is one of the worst QB's in the country......

Osgrath
Provo, UT

Sometimes having one's performance compared to one's potential is the most discouraging experience of one's life. Had Heaps come in with no previous hype, nobody would be calling him one of the worst QBs in the country because on a rational objective he is not one of the worst. Right now his performance is mediocre, but there are worse quarterbacks. People are either hugely disappointed or filled with Schadenfreude (depending on whether they love or hate BYU) because he came in as an Elite 11 top-rated high school QB in the country with his own press conference. People expected that he would never miss a throw and walk on water, too.

Pendleton, on the other hand, is truly a tragic situation. On a skills and playmaking level, his has NFL possibilities. The sad part is that he can't showcase them. It's interesting that someone like Pendleton who just quietly does his job and puts his heart and soul into the game gains universal respect - even among those that hate the team he plays for. Meanwhile, Heaps is disliked even by Cougar fans because of unfounded expectations.

It seems like confidence is one thing, hubris another.

chiefbrady
Salt Lake City, UT

I coached against Pendleton (Alta vs. Bingham) in little league and nothing has changed since then. He's a fierce competitor with cagy instincts. He made big plays back then and having him on the sideline instead of on the field is truly detrimental to BYU. As much as I'm against Bingham and BYU, I'd still like to see this guy play. Talent and skill like his has to be admired - but I still hope they lose. Go Utes!!!

ParkCityAggie
Park City, Ut

Who else would byu play w/o Heaps? Rudy? If Pendleton isn't limping around today, my guess is he's playing! No way the "Capt." holds back in this game.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

31-16 last year for USU. Hmmm. Sounds about the same score for this years game. BYU is the bottom of the big three for the state of Utah this year no question.

Juggy
SAINT GEORGE, UT

How can JP say he is not injury prone? When Bronco says "He's had about every injury you can have..." I think that means you are injury prone.

too bad for BYU that Heaps isn't injury prone also. Riley Nelson and his cut-off jersey would probably play well against his old team.

utefan56
st george, utah

Geez ..i'm gonna say this as nice as possible...BYu you guys need a QB!

JayDogg
Orem, UT

JP blew up in the weight room between his sophmore and junior year. Guys who get too strong too fast always have joint problems.

bballjunkie
Pleasant Grove, UT

utefan56 | 6:29 p.m. Sept. 30, 2011
St George, Utah
Geez ..i'm gonna say this as nice as possible...BYu you guys need a QB

Who need a QB? No buddy who wears red should ever talk about QB'S, and who needs one. lol

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