Hays has 'incredible' performance


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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 8:42 a.m.


    What's your point?

  • EdCullen Orem, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 10:40 p.m.

    He did much better. He'll never take over a game, but if he continues to manage the game within his ability level, the Utes will be okay.

  • daddman54 FARMINGTON, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 3:46 p.m.

    Duckhunter | 8:54 p.m. Nov. 6, 2011 Pretty low bar for "incredible".

    Duckhunter | 10:38 a.m. Nov. 7, 2011 I always take a wait and see approach with all unproven players.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 3:14 p.m.


    Anyone that has seen Heaps throw a ball knows he has superior arm strength but that doesn't make a guy a great qb. Heaps struggles to throw accurately and with any touch. I've never made any claims about Heaps and the NFL, Heaps being great or a Heisman hopeful, NCAA All American, or anything else. Any claim by you that I ever have said anything about Heaps and the NFL is definately you making something up.

    Also it is funny you think I have gone anywhere when all of the other utah "fans" are whining about me being around to much.


  • fender Washington, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 1:53 p.m.


    Great to hear from you bro. You specifically boasted about Heaps' NFL arm strength in a post directed at me last season after I had said Heaps was physically weak. Interesting that you also accused me at that time of "just making up stuff". You may recall I then referred you to the scouting report (believe it was Rivals) for Heaps stating he needed to work on arm strength.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 1:26 p.m.

    Three cheers for Norm Chow!!! He's silencing his critics by letting his team's play do the talking. I agree with Dutchman, Chow deserves more than just a little credit for the improvement in the offense.

  • BigUtahFan BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    I thought Hays had some potential after the first half of the ASU game. Everyone seems to forget that Utah was up 14-10 in the 3rd quarter. I thought that Cal game would have been different. I'm glad to see that he is playing with confidence. He's a good kid to fight through adversity and come out on top.

    Saturday is going to be a great game day! Can't wait for Utah to put a beat down on the Bruins.

    GO UTES!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 10:38 a.m.


    I've never made any claims about Heaps. I always take a wait and see approach with all unproven players. I guess you just wanted to post something so you made something up. Brilliant.


  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Nov. 7, 2011 10:31 a.m.


    No doubt that Hays had his best game yet but anybody watching the game could see that Arizona's D is pathetic. Letting Wr's get wide open behind you multiple times is not the sign of a good defense no matter who they play or have played. The tackling was pathetic. And when you have first and goal inside the 5 only bad teams throw an out pass to the wide side of the end zone. Unless you are Stanford and have Luck.

  • fender Washington, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 10:05 a.m.

    Nice to have the Duck back following his 54-10 mourning period. He is of course the master of "low-bar" settings for "incredible" after spending the last two years hyping Heaps and his "NFL" arm. If anybody would like a recipe book for preparing and eating crow, be sure and talk to the Duck.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    I give a great amount of credit for Hays' improvement over a short period of time to the coaching of Norm Chow. Chow has created an offense where Hays can be successful and get comfortable. If Chow can do this for Hays think what Chow will do with Travis Wilson, the 6'6" 210 lb kid from California who has the build of Joe Flacco (when he adds a little more weight). Wilson arrives in town in January. It should be very interesting when spring football arrives. Utah will finish this season 8-4 and end up in either the Alamo, Holiday or Sun bowl.

  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 8:19 a.m.

    I love that they are using Asiata more. That guy is a freight train. Not just when he gets the ball, but when he blocks as well. Congrats Hays, what an awesome performance you had. Take advantage of this blessing that you ended up at the U, and let's finish the season strong. Go Utes!!

  • UtahManDan Providence, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 8:04 a.m.


    That was the praise from his teammate, John White IV. Big deal.

    At least Hays wasn't talking about his own "incredible" potential, like one certain over-hyped player from BYU.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 7, 2011 7:42 a.m.

    Incredible game plan by Coach Chow! Well done!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 6, 2011 8:54 p.m.

    Pretty low bar for "incredible".

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 6, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    This is good to see. Our chances of seeing the Utes play in a bowl game just got a lot better. Hays is a good athlete who is starting to show more poise and understanding of the offense. They could still lose a game or two, but should finish with some momentum going into the offseason and some lessons learned.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Nov. 6, 2011 6:23 p.m.

    Not everyone improves with experience, so congrads to Hays for hanging in there and working hard to get better.

  • niners SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Nov. 6, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    Good job hays! Lead Utah to a 9-4 season!

  • Juggernaut Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 6, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    Hey sports fan, it is obvious that you are bitter about how the utes are doing. Just enjoy the Idaho game next week where your team will show their improvement against a cellar dwellar WAC team none-the-less. Hays used to be a turnover machine. He has improved, no doubt.

  • fender Washington, UT
    Nov. 6, 2011 1:40 p.m.


    Before you get too carried away, you might consider a few additional facts like Arizona's schedule, which has included projected BCS #2 ranked Oklahoma State with the #2 ranked pass offense and Stanford BCS #3 with Andrew Luck projected #1 in NFL draft and USC #19 pass offense with Matt Barkley, another projected first rounder.

    I think you're confusing Hays with Heaps.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Nov. 6, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    Hays has only "improved" because he's playing the bottom-dwellers of the conference.

    Arizona has the 112th worst passing defense and the 106th worst total defense in the county.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 6, 2011 10:46 a.m.

    He definitely seemed calmer, stepping up into a collapsing pocket to make the play, and he was also willing to throw one away rather than take the sack (bonus!).

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 6, 2011 9:36 a.m.

    Nice game! Keep it up and...

    Go Utes!

  • Rydub LEHI, UT
    Nov. 6, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    as long as he can stretch the field with a few big passes a game the Utes will be ok. my guess is 2-1 in there last 3 games. also hays should have had 3 td passes, chistopher dropped a great pass in the end zone on the second possession that turned into a field goal.
    GO UTES!

  • TheAtheist SLC, UT
    Nov. 6, 2011 8:40 a.m.

    I think people were a little to fast to judge Hays, he was thrown into a terrible situation for any quarterback and now the game is slowing down, he is masking better decisions. We should have a great chance of finishing the regular season a 8-4.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 6, 2011 1:42 a.m.

    It's growth.