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Published: Sunday, Aug. 24 2014 11:35 p.m. MDT

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clwnuke
Park City, UT

So what does Jake do now? I wouldn't want to waste my last year of eligibility sitting on the bench. Might as well get a start on life rather than hoping to get in at the last 30 seconds of every game. Good luck Jake. Tell UM thanks and move on to get a job somewhere.

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

I wonder what school Heaps will transfer next?

Bountiful Guy
Bountiful, UT

This doesn't surprise me. I wish Jake well, but he just needs to learn that success comes with lots of hard work. And hard work begins when you are a freshman and continues all year, even well outside of the football season. This could be a great lesson of life. Best to you in your future endeavors Jake.

Johnny Moser
Thayne, WY

Lots of folks pay for their graduate degrees; congratulations to Jake for getting a free education. He is still one hard tackle from being the starter.

majmajor
Layton, UT

clwnuke,

I would hope that Jake is getting a pretty good Masters Degree. I wish him the best, and hope that this year puts him in a position to succeed in his future career.

IQ92
hi, UT

Anyone know what Heaps' major was/is at Kansas/Miami? If he finishes with no student loans, he's way ahead of most students. And that's nothing to sneeze at—especially if his major is not in communication, policy sci, history, art, sociology, philosophy, etc., etc., etc., etc.). Maybe recreation management...why not.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

sweep - you represent your university well.

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

I am with Johnny with this one. Many grad students would be envious. Debt free, education experiences in Utah, Kansas and Florida, life experiences that most will never have.... He has had an interesting run and I think he has made reasonable decisions along the way. Most college quarterbacks graduate with less playing time than Jake. The difference is the unreasonable expectations that were made about him.

Well done Jake. I wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Striker
Omaha, NE

Act like it's 2013 and not like you're 13. I'm with you Tom.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Some hard lessons that this young man went thru and I can only imagine the mental cobwebs that have been left in his head for the rest of his life because of it.

I wish Jake well. I hope the media decides to just leave the poor guy alone.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I hope he's taking advantage of his education and getting a meaningful degree; because he sure isn't going to be playing on Sundays.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

If he would have stayed at BYU, he would have won the Heisman. I just know it.

Chamberlain
Salt Lake City, UT

I feel sorry for the way Jake's college career has turned out.

Great kid with a great arm, but he never took the time to learn how to read defenses, he was too afraid to ever take a hit (which lead to quick passes, often before the receiver was in position to catch the ball), and, in baseball terms, he only had one pitch, a fastball. He never learned how to adjust his passes to the situation, always throwing bullets, instead of learning how to throw a change up and put some touch on the ball. And, Jake lacked competitive spirit.

If Jake had had half the competitive spirit of Riley Nelson, he would have been an All-American.

Ken
Sandy, UT

This guy sums up most byu players and fans very well. They'd be wise to save all the boasting and arrogance for AFTER they see what the scoreboard says.

Go Utes!!

Rose Bowl call yet?
Salt Lake City, UT

Ken

Yes, BYU fans are sooooo much different than Utah fans who claimed they could compete with anybody and would be playing in the Rose Bowl as soon as the Utes joined the PAC 12.

Take off the crimson goggles and see reality for a change.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

Jake Heaps biggest problem was lack of humility and believing his own press clippings. I blame his arrogant father. Had BYU done the right thing and redshirted him his freshman year, and had Jake accepted that, he'd have had a much better career. Would have given him a better handle on the offense and allowed him to learn, which he needed. And them maybe Bronco could have instilled in him some drive. But then again that is all speculation.

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

I don't know what Heaps major is, but he surely earned a minor in "US geography". The Kid from Seattle goes to Utah, then to Kansas and then to Miami. He knows the terrain.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

Flashback

"Jake Heaps biggest problem was lack of humility..."

I think you're correct. First time I met Jake, he had just arrived on campus and was attending a dinner for a departing missionary. Jake was sitting alone at a table already in the mode of big man on campus, while Brandon Davies was bussing tables.

It's amazing how different their college careers turned out.

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

One of the worst decisions I ever made as a kid--a mindset that stayed with me for years--was to quit my school basketball team mid-season in favor of playing time on the church team. I see the same mindset here, and it will affect Jake until he accepts that great effort--rather than looking for the easy way out--is the key to success.

I have a talented son who had a horrible experience when his soccer coach changed, and wanted to quit mid-season. I tried to be gentle but told him we needed to keep our commitment to the team for the year. I wasn't completely sure I'd made the right decision in that regard, as it scarred him to the extent he said he didn't want to play soccer again, and took an "indefinite" break from the game. But now, a year later, he has found a good situation and has a renewed outlook to try to be the best he can be at the game. I am certain he would not reach his potential if we had allowed him to quit when things were tough.

Jimbo Low
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

Jake unfortunately has followed in the steps of Bret Engemann--all American status was assured in his own mind before his first college snap. Unfortunately, something went terribly wrong along his path to a normal life with the rest of us ordinary people who will never achieve athletic greatness. I am shocked to learn from Engemann's profile he did play for the Raiders. Wow. Maybe Jake has some NFL in his future after all!

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