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

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Lehi, UT

Thanks, DN, for the stories about Heaps. I, for one, have been concerned about his playing time at Kansas. It's too bad that so many people cross out those who don't quite measure up to the attitude at BYU and want to throw them under the bus. I truly hope Jake finds a place to play and goes on to show the nay-sayers how life really is. We have all made mistakes in our lives and live to regret some of our decisions. Hopefully, Jake can find success soon before the opportunity passes him by. Please keep publishing stories on him and others who have left the program for whatever reason. Some of us care for the boys/men and are not so concerned about winning or losing!

Heber City, UT

Dear Farid you apparently did not hear about a guy named Ben Olsen who was also a 5 star recruit. He went on his mission and went to UCLA afterwards when Gary Crowton was forced out.
Wikipedia quote: In 2001, Olson was considered the top quarterback prospect[1] and even top high school football recruit in the country[2] following a highly productive senior year in which he threw for 2,989 yards and 32 touchdowns.
College career

Olson signed with Brigham Young University upon graduating from Thousand Oaks High School in 2002 and redshirted his freshman season. Olson then went on a two-year mission to Canada with the LDS Church.

Olson transferred to UCLA from BYU in 2005, where he spent the year behind senior Drew Olson (no relation) on the depth chart.

Cinci Man

I like hearing about Jake Heaps, so I'm great with the articles. Enough people have interest that they keep coming. I also wished Heaps would have red shirted a year and tried to improve his game. Last season and after practices, Kansas reported that they had landed a jewel of a QB and Kansas was going to be relevant this year. Unfortunately, Jake still shows his old tendencies to be a poor passer and non-existent scrambler or option QB. Everything is too predictable. I wish Jake a great future as a coach in HS somewhere. He'll be ok. We loved his freshman year at BYU and have great memories. Thanks Jake.

Mission Viejo, CA

Sad story but not unusual. High school stars often flame out in the next level. Heisman winners often fail in the pros.

I agree that had Anae stayed in Provo, Heaps might have prospered. He would never have succeeded in the Doman offense. At KU, he's playing for a poor coach at a basketball school. He'll be able to say he was a starting QB in college. That's not so bad.

I have a friend who was a starting DE at USC. He's in real estate now, making good money and he's a great guy.

Heaps will find himself and move on, like most college players do.

Salt Lake City, UT

I wish Jake all the best. It didn't work out at BYU and there was a no-fault parting. Playing the blame game is pure speculation. Starting for a weak Kansas team may be more fun than watching Taysom Hill from the bench.

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