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Stanford coaching change part of why Hill is in Provo

Published: Thursday, Sept. 6 2012 7:33 p.m. MDT

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jim l
West Jordan, UT

We are happy to have you as a cougar. Also happy someone went to kansas.

TXBYUFAN
Spring, TX

The article mentioned someone name Jake Heaps. Name sounds a little familiar, but I can't quite place it. Who is Jake Heaps?

We are set for the foreseeable future with plenty of quality quarterbacks to choose from. Here's hoping Hill keeps progressing.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Call me crazy, but I still wish Heaps had stayed at BYU. He obviously didn't deserve the starting role, but he could have maybe acquired the work ethic to earn the spot back. If not, he could stay as backup to Nelson or Hill. He certainly had talent.

That being said, back in the days of the Great Hype, we had a bright future at QB: #1 recruit Jake Heaps, followed by Taysom Hill and Tanner Mangum. We were essentially all set for the rest of the decade. However, even back in the days of the Great Hype, I heard that although Heaps was good, Mangum was even better and Hill was better yet than Mangum. This is great news.

Taking that into consideration, I'm very glad we have Hill next year. Heaps leaving wasn't so bad in that we got Hill sooner rather than later, and for a longer period of time. Hill looks very impressive, and 'm excited for these next few years, especially his senior year. Let's hope they don't disappoint!

*On a funny side note, this comment was denied at first for some reason.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Okay, fair digs at the player previously known as the BYU starting qb.

Note the two impressive things, "athleticism and work ethic." Before anyone takes (yet another) shot about fielding punts, understand that work ethic fascinates coach mendenhall like crazy and definitely scores high in his book. Work ethic and no athleticism gets you walk on status but not much further. Athleticism with no work ethic may or may not get a scholarship, but no further.

Both, and you are the man Bronco is looking for.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

I think it will be interesting to see how Munns does in the battle for the starting QB role next year. He was a very highly rated QB out of high school and got a lot of attention, but he has always seemed to be on the back burner in QB discussions, behind Heaps, Nelson, Lard and now Hill.

I'd like to see all the QBs play against Weber State to see how they do. Hopefully, we'll be up 31-0 sometime in the 2nd quarter, and he can give Lard a couple of possessions. Then in the 2nd half, I'm hoping Munns and Hill will be able to split the possessions to give them both valuable experience for next year.

Does anybody know if Ammon Olsen is redshirting this year?

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

@ CougFaninTX.

Is the kid's name Lard or Lark? I swear I thought it was mentioned in some previous articles that his name was Lark but now I'm not so sure. Just curious! Anyhow, I'm wondering how Heaps is doing in Kansas? Anyone have the latest on him? I feel very bad for the kid about how things turned out for him last year after all the high expectations. I hope he's rebounded well and thriving where he's at now.

Go Cougs! And good luck to the Utes and the Aggies too!

sky2k1
Provo, UT

It's Lark

Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

One thing that was great to see in the WSU game was the play calling with Hill. I loved seeing him line up in the wildcat. Then to put him on to kick a field goal was pretty sweet, I'll bet that had the D freaking out a bit.

Good to see some spunk coming out of the booth.

Chris. B
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

anyone else notice that the main picture isn't of hill? it is obviously nelson. you can tell my his wrist bands being on the opposite hands as hill because hill is right handed...i know you probably dont have many pictures of him because he was in the game for a relativley short period of time, but at least put a picture of him on front page and not riley nelson...

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

@TX
"Who is Jake Heaps?"

He was the last next Heisman winner at BYU.

@CougFaninTx
"(Munns) He was a very highly rated QB out of high school and got a lot of attention, but he has always seemed to be on the back burner in QB discussions, behind Heaps, Nelson, Lard and now Hill."

I've always felt badly for Munns. He's had some really unfortunate timing. His got home from his mission a month after spring practice that year and was way behind Lark, Riley, Heaps and the others going into Fall camp before the 2010 season. He never got any reps and the very few opportunities he did get were always with 3rd and 4th string guys and being so rusty after his mission he never did well and fell even further behind.

I'd always been curious to see Munns get a real shot at showing what he could do.

1Infidel
APO, AE

@thebigsamoan,

Heaps is going to school in Kansas this year. He has to sit out the football year. It is standard in such transfers.

I am also hoping to see some of the backups get some good playing time in the 2nd halves of some of our games, and hope they let them air it out a couple of times vs just handing the ball off - they deserve some memories after all their work in practices.

Especially in Utah's Great and Spacious Building next week.

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