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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 20 2011 8:00 p.m. MST

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Woods Cross, UT

What a stud. Can't wait to see what he can do in the coming years.

sandy, UT

"I never had intentions of leaving. Even if I did have a rough season" and Heaps wonders why he lost the team to Riley. Even the guy who brought him here takes a slap at Jake. Essentially, you can be a quitter like Jake, or you can pay your dues and put in the work like Ross.

Frisco, TX

Hoffman and Apo will become national names the next two years.

Apo and Weeks will be just as widely publicized in 2014.

We have some stud receivers on the team and in the pipeline.

I wouldn't be surprised if Mangum attracts one or two more WRs to LES in the upcoming recruiting class.

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

Apo would not fit in at any other Division I program, he knows it and he knows that playing the likes of a weaker WAC just makes him look good every weekend after the first 4 games!

Tooele, UT


You said - "Hoffman and Apo will become national names the next two years.

Apo and Weeks will be just as widely publicized in 2014."

Let's just hope the Cougars find a quality QB to get them the ball.

Apo is the man!

17-14 Hurts Don't It?
Springville, UT

When you set your mind to succeed and work hard things typically work that way.

Here's a young man that has seized an opportunity. I'm sure he was hesitant about coming to BYU, unsure about himself and the Honor Code, and now?

Well... Merry Christmas Ute fans, he's staying and your OC isn't!

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

I love how Bronco rips on Jake indirectly.

Iowa City, IA

Apo had some fantastic catches this year. I hope Nelson will use him effectively. And yes, Apo is correct, BYU is an awesome place.

center valley, pa

It's nice to read a story about a young man who made a commitment and who is willing to persevere and honor his word despite setbacks. He'll be a better person and player because of his struggles and his willingness to work hard and learn from others.

Jake could learn a lot from Apo.

Salt Lake City, UT

Anybody with a football IQ knew that Apo was the best grab during that recuiting season (no offense to Jake...it's just easier to know how well a receiver is going to pan out). Texas only offers to INCREDIBLY gifted receivers, which is why I was so impressed that he decommitted from UT-Austin to come to BYU.

I'm not sure that "Honor Code" has seen Apo play in more than one game. Apparently, he doesn't realize that Apo scored touchdowns against Ole Miss, Texas, and Utah (as well as a few WAC teams). However, I do agree with "Honor Code" on one thing: Apo has been far better than his competition all year long. I'm glad to hear that he's staying!

Salt Lake City, Utah

The Dixie Kid

I've been a big supporter of Heaps, but I'm very disappointed in his decision to run from the challenge of losing his starting job. I wish Jake success wherever he ends up, but, directly or indirectly, Jake deserves to be ripped on for being a quitter instead of a fighter.

McMahon > Heaps, and it's not even close

Cedar Hills, UT

But I thought it was going to be "Heaps to Apo" forever? Right Ducky? lol

Atleast this kid has heart and soul. Heaps is basically another "robo qb". Has all the tools but no real love for the game or those that play it.

Good luck Apo, I hope you can recover from what Heaps did to you.

Maricopa, AZ

What a difference a year makes eh? Would anyone have imagined a year ago that we'd be talking about Riley and Apo as the scoring combo going into next year?
It sends a message to all atheletes....God has given you just so much, the rest is up to you. And careers can end on a single play, so enjoy the moment.

To those bustin' on Heaps, I'd say you ought to worry about your own lives and unfullfilled dreams and leave the kid alone. The media and many of us created the "persona" that Heaps himself believed in. Would any of us have done better? Remember, Santa Clause is coming in just 5 days ;)

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

"Ideally, there's a lot of benefit to a freshman redshirting and learning and getting up in the morning to lift and focusing on school and realizing they want to play," the coach explained. Seems like wise counsel that "coulda, shoulda, woulda" applied to Jake his freshman year. I'm far from a Heaps fan, from the time he stepped onto campus with "cameras and mics" a blazing. But, in his defense, kinda hard to take the keys away from someone after two who's been driving the family car. Especially taking the keys from someone the coaches threw the keys to and said "have fun driving!" I'm glad Apo wants to stay. Look at the stark contrast between the two. Apo is succeeding through hard work, effort and productivity on the field. Heaps may have done the first two, but it was all important third aspect that doomed him. I honestly can't see him succeeding at another college in such a manner that the NFL will be interested in.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

RE: Honor Code "Apo would not fit in at any other Division I program, he knows it and he knows that playing the likes of a weaker WAC just makes him look good every weekend after the first 4 games!" Very funny. LOL. And your team up north will do what offensively with now your third OC in 3 years and a very unproven, injury-prone QB who's still a question mark. Your offensive skill players are? As your thinking about that, you might want to read the nat'l analysts about Apo and Hoffman. IF they continue to progress as they already have, and that's always a big if as it is with any player, they will easily be playing on Sunday.

Eagle Mountain, UT

It is alway entertaining to read your comments. Your attempts to dis-respect your obsession are particularly comical today. Apo is a fantastic talent who will only get better for the next several seasons. In Hoffman and Apo, BYU has the best two receivers in the state of Utah. They would both start at any school in the PAC.
Love that holiday cheer you peddle. Keep it coming.

Tempe, AZ

Apo is getting better, but a case of the "dropsies" continue to plague his progression. It pains me to say, but Apo will probably develop into a top-tier WR by his senior season.

For the record, 2 of Utah's best WRs didn't play this year in Denham (redshirt due to injury) and Gordon (transfer).

Luv 2 Troll U
Sandy, UT

CougFaninTX | 10:49 p.m. Dec. 20, 2011
Frisco, TX,

Just like Jake Heaps was going to be a national name and even take the Heisman trophy?

Good yes, widely known and famous... no.

BYU fans sure love to hype.

salt lake city, UT

@so. cal reader all the skill positions at ut are better except the qb position. point blank. i would take devonte christopher and dres anderson over apo or hoffman anyday

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

Honor Code,

FYI, he was commited to Texas before coming to BYU, but according to you I guess the University of Texas isn't Div. I???

So if BYU and Texas are Div. I schools, what does this make Utah? A Div. 9 school?

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