It says we are 2-3 weeks into the season; and shouldn't have lost to OSU.
We will find out a lot more about Utah in the next 2-3 games. I'm hoping
for the best, but not expecting a whole lot. I hope that helps. While we are
asking questions, what does losing to #62 Virginia say about your team? BYU and
Utah are average at best, and that stinks!
@Spokane Ute-if my math holds true, a two-loss Texas team is still ranked 10
spots ahead of Utah-what does that say about your team?
@Tators, the major difference between Kansas and other cellar dwellers in the
major conferences is that the school usually has something else to offer the
conference. Kansas may not have a good football team, but their basketball team
more than pulls their weight (kinda like Indiana, Duke, etc). Even in cases
where the athletics are all around poor, the academic side rises to the occasion
(i.e., Vanderbilt, Stanford in earlier years, Baylor, etc). I'm still
trying to figure out what the U offers the PAC12 other than an extra win and a
ghostlike atmosphere for basketball games. Even more curious is how ChrisB and
folks somehow think they legitimately belong with the big boys.
You do realize there are more players than just the QB's right?Please tell me you dont think a game is entirely one QB against the other QB
right?----But, shouldn't Kansas and their
"BCS" players be a better fit for a 5 star recruit like Heaps?
@ChrisB,I have to agree with you that there are more players than
the QB and that the game is not entirely one QB against another. The problem
is, most of the comments I have seen from you about BYU players focus solely on
their QB. Of course if I were you I wouldn't really want to think about
many other players at BYUBut lest you think we BYU fans only focus
on the QB: BYU has the best receiver in the state, the best running back in the
state, the best linebacker (and linebacking corps) in the state, and likely the
best D-line in the state.The only way Utah even has a prayer in this
game is if Wilson plays absolutely out of his mind, and BYU's defense
somehow completely tanks (something that hasn't happened since 2011).I anxiously await your prediction of the score so that I can mark it
down. I also anxiously await you keeping your commitment to stop commenting on
BYU articles after BYU wins (although I must admit that a small part of me will
miss the entertainment).
Too bad for Jake Heaps. Sometimes things just don't pan out at the next
level. Unfortunately for Juice Quezada, he also doesn't even
have 100 yards rushing through two games at Fresno State. It looks like BYU
isn't really missing either of these players as far as on the field play.
He wasn't even averaging two yards per carry his sophomore season at BYU.
Hopefully things are going okay for him off the field.
Sorry, but BYU did all it could do with Heaps. Heaps turned out to be nothing
short of an egomaniac. Who sets up his own press conference to announce his
arrival? The problem with Heaps was he couldn't deliver. I wish him well at
Kansas, but he will never be drafted into the NFL. He's an average QB who
thinks he's Joe Montana calibre. He's not.
1978,Fair Enough. This is how it works. BYU beat Texas by 19 points.
You believe that Kansas, BYU and Texas are all bad. You also believe that Heaps
is a better quarterback than Hill.Therefore, according to your
logic, if Kansas has the better quarterback then Kansas must be better than BYU
and will therefore beat Texas farther than BYU did.Just as I
expected, your "logic" was poor, to be kind about it.You do
realize there are more players than just the QB's right?Please
tell me you dont think a game is entirely one QB against the other QB right?
"Although the Jayhawks lost, Heaps looked better than his stats showed as a
passer..."Didn't 77 yards of his 157 yards of passing come
from one 8 yard pass play where the receiver broke a tackle? -26 yards rushing,
2 INT including a pick 6?
1978:"Sometimes I wonder if you really are a BYU fan just trying
to make U fans look foolish."I sometimes think the same thing;
Chris B's statements are just too outlandish to be sincere. Then again,
Ute fans are known for their delusions.As for Heaps, I do not think
he is overrated nor do I think Bronco mismanaged him. He was lacking in
maturity at BYU and alienated some of the team, and it was probably in
everyone's best interests that he move on and get a fresh start. Overall,
he didn't play that poorly when he was here.The fact Kansas
stinks is not necessarily the fault of Heaps; after all, this team did go 1-11
last year and is probably several years away from being competitive again. He
was surrounded by a lot more talent when he was at BYU.
Chris B"Fellow Power Conference bottom-feeder University of Utah
Utes"There. Fixed it for you.
@CougfaninTexas,Ummm, Texas is ranked #43, just behind Oregon St #41
and Utah State #42. I guess the term "highly ranked", is highly
subjective. Sorry Guy, it's not a big win; Texas will lose 5-6 games this
year, just look at there schedule.
@Chris B"I'm not sure how you think you know what I would
guess about a Texas/Kansas game?"Fair Enough. This is how it
works. BYU beat Texas by 19 points. You believe that Kansas, BYU and Texas are
all bad. You also believe that Heaps is a better quarterback than Hill.Therefore, according to your logic, if Kansas has the better quarterback
then Kansas must be better than BYU and will therefore beat Texas farther than
Here's some logic for UBYU beat a highly ranked Texas team, who
may not be as good as we thought because Texas also lost to a 3-0 Ole Miss team
who is now ranked in the Top 25. Don't consider the fact that Texas was
playing with their back-up QB, and there is a big step down from Ash to McCoy.
Texas will finish in the top half of the Big 12.Utah lost to
pre-season highly ranked Oregon St team, who also lost to an FCS school. In
fact, Utah didn't even score as many points against the woeful Oregon St
defense and the FCS team team. Oregon St will finish in the bottom half of the
PAC.Translation - BYU's win over Texas is still a big win.
Utah's loss to Oregon St is an anvil and almost assures Utah of a losing
U of U preparing for their bowl game to be played this week. Too bad they
won't be playing in a bowl game in December or January.
Sounds like the same old Heaps. It's good for BYU that he's gone.
Chris B - I always look for your posts first. They create the comic relief.Then I read the other ute posters. They reflect the fantasy and dreams
of the delusional.Then I read the rest of the posts. They reflect
the reality of sports in Utah.
Wusup Jay! Thanks for the article and hope to hear your take on more upcoming
football and basketball games.
Too funny. "For the night, Heaps completed just 13 of 28 passes for 157
yards and one touchdown while throwing two interceptions. Heaps also registered
11 carries for -26 yards (including sacks) and a touchdown. Although the
Jayhawks lost, Heaps looked better than his stats showed as a passer." The
guy completes only 46% of his attempts, but he "looked better than his
stats." Glad to see that Heaps is taking advantage of his
"potential" tag and tearing things up in the midwest!!
I suppose a lot of people are are going to have their eyes on Heaps this
season:1) His family and friends who just want to see him succeed.2)
The Anti-BYU crowd, who want to see Heaps put up stellar numbers so they can
yell "see, I told you so" from the tops of the mountains3) The
Anti-Heaps crowd that want to see him fail so they can say "see, I told you
so".4) Those who felt that Heaps really did play himself out of the
starting job, and that there was no conspiracy to run him out of town. These
are they who wish he could have stayed in Provo and proven himself there, but
recognize that sometimes guys just need a change of scenery.It looks
like he's still struggling. But hopefully he figures it out with the help
of his new coaches.
@ Chris B:There is one thing that you have an extremely hard time
understanding. It's not enough just to be in a good conference. A team
also has to win some of their conference games to get respect. Otherwise, they
are just looked at as gimme games by the most of the other teams in their
conference. And right now, Kansas in their conference is somewhat the
equivalent to Utah in theirs. They haven't earned much respect lately
either. Also, the more you bad-mouth how bad you think BYU is, the
worse it's going to make you look to others after Utah most likely loses to
them on Saturday. You may want to be a little bit more careful to not continue
setting yourself up so badly for a really significant fall.It's
doubtful Utah is any better than Texas is. Apparently you've got a short
memory of what happened to Texas in Provo just 9 days ago. Texas has their own
Chris B type of guy who has been eating crow ever since. And he admitted online
yesterday that it doesn't taste very good... something you may soon also
@ 1978I know, right? Chris B. seems to come up with the most
ludicrous sport's logic that you really have to wonder what his (or
her...?) motives are.Either way, this game should prove to be tough.
Could it end up being a blowout? Perhaps...but I won't venture to guess who
blows out who. BYU has the tools to get it done, but Utah does too...and both
have lingering problems that might cause issues. Should be a good game!
Chris B, welcome back. I wondered if you were going to show up again. I see you
are completely absent from the Utah boards. I wonder why that is. I marked down
all your Rose Bowl aspirations. Here is some advice, go be a Ute fan, just leave
BYU fans alone and people will leave you alone. Go Cougars!Mormons for Devils!
1978,I'm not sure how you think you know what I would guess
about a Texas/Kansas game?I re-read my posts and I've commented
that Kansas is bad. I've also stated Texas is bad, which all experts seem
to agree with, since the focus of the byu/texas game has all been about how bad
texas is, not how good byu is.
@Chris BThanks for the laugh!Sometimes I wonder if you
really are a BYU fan just trying to make U fans look foolish. Kind of like
Ernest T Bass, Mildred in Fillmore etc. attempt to do on the other side of the
rivalry.Let me see if I understand your logic... Since both BYU and
Kansas are bad and based on some of your other posts about Hill I suspect that
you are planning on Kansas beating Texas by more than 19 pts. There are many
people including myself that would take that bet.
You've obviously conveniently forgotten that Utah was supposed to have an
EASY win over OSU last week.And what was the final score?OSU 51Utah 48LOL!
royalblue,If I remember right, byu was favored 2 years ago in
Provo.And what was the final score?Utah 54byu
What a silly comment by Chris B. I guess your hatred continues to flow. I
think BYU didn't handle Jake very well from the start. I do hope Coach
Weis is able to get more out of Jake, but it took leaving for Jake to grow up
and take responsibility for his preparation and leadership. I hope Jake has a
good career, but it doesn't appear he is as good as he and his Father
USA Today re-ranking the teams after week #3:34. Brigham Young (1-1,
0-0)53. Utah (2-1, 0-1)54. Utah State (2-1, 1-0)
Not much of a team, but good to see Jake playing. Coach Weis isn't going
to get the most out of Jake but at least he is starting in a BCS conference so
he gets to have that logo on his jersey and as our little brothers to the north
would say that is what is most important.
Unfortunately for Heaps he left a bad team to be on another bad team.Fortunately Heaps, he left poor coaching to good coaching with Weis.I wish Jake Heaps best of luck in a good Big 12 ConferenceSincererly, Fellow Power Conference member University of Utah