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Published: Monday, Dec. 5 2011 11:00 a.m. MST

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Midvale, UT

Congrats on finding your wife at BYU, and good luck at your next university. Hope it works out better for you!

Syracuse, UT

Thats ok, there are about a half a dozen quarterbacks in the next couple of years that may have better skills than Heaps did, have that Hill kid coming and that kid from Idaho, quarterbacks will never be a problem at BYU.

Minneapolis, MN

Not a great surprise, but let's see if anyone else leaves with him...

Boise, Idaho

going to Cal

Salt Lake City, UT

Let me guess Cougar fan:

Now Jake has gone from the greatest to the worst.

Salt Lake City, UT

BYU was known as "Quarterback U", and Bronco calls Jake Heaps "an NFL quarterback".
Message to QB recruits "We don't know how to develop NFL talent. If you have that potential, apply elsewhere."

This hurts future recruiting.


We all saw this coming! Bronco did a horrible job of dealing with this QB situation and all his comments seem so unbelievable. I wish Jake the best adn hope he gets a chance to come back and stick it to BYU. This coming from a BYU fan that feel like Heaps got robbed

Fed Employee
Lehi, UT

Good luck to Jake. Everyone has to make life decisions. Here's to hoping that he lands on his feet and can make the best of the situation he chooses for himself.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

Bad choice, Jake. Your best chances for success are with BYU. You still have a chance to be great here, but I doubt other programs will give you a chance. I thought you weren't a quitter. I guess I was wrong.

But, in Heaps' defense, the coaching staff hasn't exactly been fair to Heaps.


Good for Jake, hopefully he'll go somewhere his talent is appreciated and his receivers can catch his passes. Heaps is a much Better QB than Riley, Bronco himself said he's an NFL QB. Love how BYU just let's our most talented QB in years go, Can't wait for the Mangum kid from Idaho to come in and run the show though. He can flat out play! Hopefully next year BYU can also get a Solid Runningback to step up instead of running a 30 man rotation in the back field, freaking rediculous.

Park City, UT

Best of luck to him and hope he learned some humility and lost some of his arrogance! Heaps should go to Cal or USC and pour it on the utes. Bronco and others say heaps will be a excellent NFL qb, maybe but that remains to be seen I think Nelson proved that that a pocket qb is too predictable and byu needs to go after qbs like nelson. Quite frankly if I was an nfl coach I'd rather have a qb like nelson or tebow than a heaps anyday.

Minneapolis, MN

More Importantly: Was this announcement made at Iggy's?

Ogden, UT

Moderate -
Message to QB recruits - come and play with passion and leadership or somewhere else would be better for you.

Rock Hill, SC

Who's going to replace the mouth that was Jake now? Hope he can find a better place to talk and maybe even play. Too bad - he fit in so well with the BYU PR machine - just not with his TEAM! BYU will be better off for sure - I may even root for them on occasion next year - maybe. Go Utes!

Go Utes
Salt Lake City, UT

I guess the DN's prediction that Heaps was set to be the next Jimmer this year was a bit off. I now anxiously await the off-season hype for 2012.


What NCAA rules apply to transferring from an independent status team? Does he have to sit out a year? Heaps has a lot of talent and I hope it works out well for him.

Fred Vader
Oklahoma City, OK

I am a huge Cougar fan, always have been, and always will be. And I usually don't comment in the sports section, but felt angered enough to comment on this news:

1st, BYU makes no effort and chokes at getting an invite to the Big 12;

2nd, BYU makes little effort and chokes at getting an invite to the Big East;

3rd, Bronco's "man crush" on "No-talent Nelson" has cost BYU one of the best recruits they have ever had, Heaps.

I hate to admit it. No, I really, really hate to admit it, but I think Chris B. has finally got a prediction right: The Cougars are in a nose dive straight toward mediocrity.

I guess I will just have to get used to "looking forward" to future bowl games against power-houses like Tulsa and UTEP.

Sandy, UT

Good luck Jake. Wish you were sticking with BYU. You could still have a great career here. Doman's credibility and reputation takes another hit. Promoting Doman to OC is looking more and more questionable by the week.

Orem, UT

wait shouldn't he at least play in the bowl game?

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

Well, so much for the number 1 recruit out of high school. I thought you Y fans beleived Heaps was the quarterback of the future and not Riley Nelson? Jake Heaps turned out to be the biggest joke. I mean seriously, what kind of high school kid has a public press conference at a sports bar to announce his college of choice? Then when he plays he underachieves! If you want to have a good laugh, watch Jake Heaps play quarterback in the 2011 Utah-BYU game. haha

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