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Published: Tuesday, March 5 2013 2:30 p.m. MST

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Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

As a BYU fan, I only hope for the best for Heaps. Good luck.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I hope Heaps lights it up this year. With a quality coach and with BCS quality teammates around him, even a 1-11 Kansas team is a significant from his prior team.

Side note:

A 1-11 Kansas team beat byu and usu in recruiting.

I guess when recruits can pick to go play with Heaps on a 1-11 BCS team or a WAC team, the choice is clear.

Good luck this year Heaps!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

When a guy leaves a program to go to a 1-11 Kansas program, speaks volumes about the team he left.

Ken
Sandy, UT

I bet Jake loves playing with other players who were more than 2 stars out of high school. And if you don't think stars matter, go look up how many stars the average Alabama player has and how many the average indy/WAC player has.

aunt lucy
Looneyville, UT

While I consider myself a Bronco supporter, it's only true every coach has wins and loses and the Heaps situation certainly has to be one of Bronco's greatest loses to date. Not sure how good the kid is cause stars don't quarantee production, but touchdown passes aside, the way this marriage ended for BYU and Heaps is regretful. Wish the kid nothing but the best!

ekute
Layton, UT

Heaps and the cougars runnin rampant through what would of been the new BCS AQ MWC in 2013! OMG! What a concept! Hindsight's 20/20. What do think Holmoe and Bronco?

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

Hope he has a successful career in Kansas. I expect him to do the best he can.
Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

Wow. You guys are just gushing, aren't you.
Quite pathetic, really.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

This falls under the category of "who cares?" No, I didn't read beyond the title of the article. This guy left the Cougs program 1 1/2 years ago. If anyone is still interested in Heaps, they can access info. on him from the Manhattan, Kansas papers.

But seriously folks!
Pacific Northwest, WA

Chris B,
I wonder if you watched Heaps play, EVER? If so you would see why he was not a good fit for BYU. He wanted to be the whole team and he did not use good judgement. BYU requires both teamwork and smarts.

TheCrow
American Fork, UT

Ken, very insightful. "if you don't think stars matter". I noticed Tennessee was ranked #9 in 2010 (6-7), #13 in 2011 (5-7), and #17 (5-7) in 2012 by Rivals. Good thing they're getting all the "stars"... its really been paying off. Should we go on? Maybe it is you who should think about whether "stars" matter. It is a combination of many things. Rankings, coaches, environment, etc. I know you are looking for a reaction ( i guess I just gave you one), oh well.

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

Uh, he transferred to a 1-11 team because he lost his starting position. Der

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Chris B, you should be really high on Heaps because he literally gave you a 54-10 victory in Provo, all by himself. No wonder you like him sooooooo much.

Who in the PAC 10.2 has been so nice to you? (Hint: It wasn't Colorado.) Who in Logan has been so nice to you. (Go Aggies!)

You can really relate to the 1-11 stay-at-home-for-ALL-the-bowls experience, can't you?

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

Programs win when they have coaches that know how to leverage the strengths of their players, above their normal ability to perform (e.g. Lone Peak basketball). Who knows what Heaps could have done with a knowledgeable OC and QB coach. I wish him well and hope BYU stops hiring guys that look good on paper.

airliner
Salt Lake City, UT

Heaps was smart to leave.

Bronco's pride in sticking with the LB at QB will have long lasting effects on BYU's mediocrity.

Move to independence: strike 1

Transfer of a potential All-American QB - this should have never happened at BYU, of all places: strike 2

Firing/forcing out your entire offensive staff, in other words, "passing the buck": strike 3

BYU football is like Utah basketball, once great, but now irrelevant.

Levin
Hightstown, NJ

So. Cal Reader, you are probably more likely to hear about Heaps in Lawrence, KS than in Manhattan, KS. Unless, of course, there's a Chris B at KU.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Looks like Jake Heaps still stirs a lot of passions in Provo. Its nice to see that most people here are wishing him all the best, though.

Jake does a lot of things well. It will be interesting to see if the red shirt year helps him move up to the level everyone expected of him out of high school.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ TheCrow

I think your argument is a little over simplified. Yeah their record is unimpressive, but keep in mind they the Vols are playing against similar caliber recruits every week in SEC play. Stars aren't the end-all-be all, but they aren't 100% meaningless either.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Jake should be happy he left since he wouldn't even be 4th string now with the quarterbacks we have.

Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

Even a top recruit will struggle if he goes to a place without good coaches.

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