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Published: Sunday, Nov. 3 2013 8:45 p.m. MST

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Boise, ID

Uugh... So glad that guy moved on. Fumble + multiple failed drives following fumble = head case.

We saw it at BYU, and now the Jayhawks see it in Kansas.

Hyrum, UT

Its hard to believe that Jake still feels good about his decision to transfer from BYU... at least to Kansas. I do feel somewhat sorry for him. His dream of someday playing in the NFL is looking pretty remote right now.

Herriman, UT

Clearly, Heaps left BYU because he felt he was not the problem, and BYU was. He was wrong. Unfortunately, he's just not a very good quarterback at the college level, and BYU was right about him all along. Chalk one up for Bronco. And you can't blame the Cougs for giving Jake every shot, because he's got all the tools and every other school wanted him, too. That's just how it goes sometimes, especially when you come into town with as much hype and self-aggrandizement as Jake did.


It's tough to see the reasoning behind writing an article about Heaps. He transferred away from BYU and it's rough to see him struggle at Kansas. But if you want to see it, you can watch the games for yourself, or tune into ESPN. Articles like this don't do anything for the BYU program now.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Jake's biggest problem - he's more worried about not taking a hit, than about making a play.

Mesa, AZ

Truly a blessing in disguise when he left the program. I could easily see the program struggling right now trying to force fit him into a starting position all at the expense of Hill.

Ivins, UT

Jake Heap's football career is pretty much over and that's a shame for this young man who came to BYU with so much fanfare and high expectations. He now finds himself fighting for playing time with a freshman on an awful football team. Obviously, Jake will never play at the professional level and will be totally forgotten by BYU and Kansas fans in a few short years. Well, better he is playing poorly for Kansas this year instead of the Cougs.

Draper, UT

Sadly,when Heaps was at BYU he NEVER worked in the weight room. Regardless the position, you cannot skip the weight room. Watching him this year it is apparent that nothing has changed. He is still weak and afraid. High school will always be his pinnacle.

Salt Lake City, UT

But he was a 5 star recruit. He is in a BCS conference. I thought that was all that mattered.

St. George, UT

I dont think he is wearing enough pads. geez, play football brotha

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

@ Uteanymous
You said "Jake's biggest problem - he's more worried about not taking a hit, than about making a play."

Need to add - "His Jersey doesn't look dirty still." I remember everytime after each BYU games I have never seen any dirt on his jersey.

@ Amorphous
You said "Sadly,when Heaps was at BYU he NEVER worked in the weight room"

How do you know that?

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

I hate to take a contrary view here, but I don't think there was very much truth in some of these comments.

Jake did just fine under Robert Anae at BYU. Everything changed when Anae left. The O-Line was crumbling. Jake is not a scrambling QB and when the protection breaks down on every play you need a mobile QB like Riley Nelson (who could barely through a spiral). After two years of the Doman redesigned offense, Bronco thought the new offense was a problem and brought Anae back.

A QB can't do it alone. Heaps made a mistake by going to Kansas because he has no support. Heaps has all the tools to make it in the NFL but only if he has the chance to develop. You can't do that with a crumbling O-line and receivers that drop well thrown balls.

A QB's stats are rarely individual states. I take a team, and right now Heaps does not have one.

Orem, UT

Don't need to read on Heaps anymore.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Too bad he didn't listen to seasoned advice to take a redshirt year and stay at BYU...he'd be in a MUCH different situation if he were still with BYU and now in an Anae run offense. Also good to see that Hill has stepped right up and continues to improve even though he's had a rough start. Too bad for Heaps, I wish him well but just don't see KU competing in much of anything.

Lindon, UT

DNews-- Please stop writing about Heaps. He's not hear anymore. I wish him well and had hoped he'd do at least a decent job at KU. If people want to know how he's doing, they can find it. Your covering his every game is like watching a slow and painful death. I don't have to read it but why even have the headline out there? No reason for this strange and dysfunctional obsession.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


When did anyone say a high star is all that matters?

No, high stars don't guarantee winning.

Neither does good coaching.

Neither does practicing hard

Neither does a good game plan

Niether does lifting weights

Neither does being fast

Neither does having a good diet

You going to tell us these things don't matter either since they don't guarantee success?

Farid @ Pocatello
Pocatello, ID

I appreciate these stories about Heaps and I think they are well received and widely appreciated.

Heaps was the highest rated QB ever to come to BYU and many of us wanted to know, was it the system or the player that led to his poor play and ultimate transfer? Each week--thanks to these stories--we're able to watch how he performs and I think it's become obvious that for whatever reason, Heaps just isn't a great quarterback.

I wonder if he loses his starting job at Kansas will he transfer one more time, to a lower division school where he doesn't have to sit out another year. Lots of D1 QB's used their final year of eligibility at a Montona or even at a D3 Mt. Union.

I hope Jake has one great year before he's done, even if it's at a lower level school.

Herriman, UT

Ironically, had Heaps stuck around he likely would have been humbled, become teachable, learned a few things and then gotten another shot when Riley struggled last year. Instead, he ran away, didn't choose to humble himself, and now life is doing it for him. I hope he learns the important life lessons this time... cause he's about out of chances to prove himself in football, and it's the life lessons that really matter anyways.

I predict that he will now learn what he needs to, and he will excel in his personal and professional life because of it.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

DN, keep on bringing more reports on Jake Heaps. Some people like to know how he is doing and same with Kansas Jayhawks. We all know Jayhawks is for basketball! Thank You!

Syracuse, UT

You have to be surrounded by good players and one player doesn't necessarily make that big of a difference.

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