I write for the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello and many people told me during
those dark first few games that maybe we shouldn't be reporting so much on
local boy Taysom Hill's foibles. Now I'm hearing that we should cover
him even more. I'll be one of two reporters in Provo covering
Taysom against his hometown college team this Saturday. I'm guessing
I'll have a lot of good stuff to write about this time.I'm
57 and have lived long enough to do a lot of cool stuff, but standing on the
turf at LaVell Edwards Stadium this weekend, interviewing Bronco and Taysom and
the rest of the Cougars -- well -- this will be a top-five moment.
Jake is a good passer who's afraid to take a hit. For his sake, it's
probably best that he won't be taking his talents to the next level.
@Horrible Stumper - the DN covered Heaps all through his sit-out year and
leading up to this season while his coach was full of hope and praise for him.
And, if he was tearing up the gridiron, I suspect there would be twice the
number of stories about him. Still, I agree it's time to let him go and
leave him alone. The DN won't do so, and shouldn't do so, until there
is no more interest from their readers. You read and commented, and so did I
and many others, so you can bet there will be another story next week.
Time for the Deseret News and BYU fans to show some class and let the kid alone.
I wonder if we would be seeing these weekly updates if Jake was doing well and
leading Kansas to a national championship? Probably not. So back off, let him
have his career with out everyone pointing out his inadequacies. Personally I
hope he goes on to have a great career, as I would wish any athlete
participating in inter-collegiate sports. Grow up and get some class.
Enough with these articles. Glad he's not in Provo anymore, but leave the
@ souptwins and U Reb:You two are funny. You ask the DN not to print
more Jake Heaps stories by contending there's not enough reader interest.
Yet both of you prove your own interest by being some of the first ones to read
and comment about this subject. Seems to display a bit of irony. The Deseret
News will continue printing about whatever subjects readers show the most
interest in... just what you two are currently showing.
When Heaps commited to BYU he was a 5 star recruit and he was able to get two 4
start recruits, Ross Apo and Zac Stout to come with him.Yet Taysom
Hill, Cody Hoffman and Spencer Hadley a 3 star and two 2 star recruits playing
in those same positions are the ones performing in college.This is
why when I hear people thump their chest about getting so many 4 or 5 star
recruits I just typically yawn.
I agree the weekly updates on Heaps' decline seems like piling on, but
there is an interest level the DN would be neglectful to ignore. Believe it or
not, newspapers - even sports sections - exist to provide news of interest to
its readers. Should the DN stop printing articles about the debacle of
Obamacare because we already know about the lies and the rollout fiasco, and any
more is just piling on and destroying the credibility of our president? Heaps stepped into an arena that garners public attention, and the DN as
a news outlet has an obligation to satisfy its readership. They do this by
printing stories of interest to their readers. In fact, many of these posts
merely confirm that - even to those who dislike the coverage - this is a
storyline that interests people. I suspect if there were no
comments to articles about Heaps, DN would assume there is no interest and stop
covering him. Stop eating items from the menu you don't like.
I must admit that these weekly updates are a bit sick. Do I look on EPSN each
week to see how Heaps did? Yes. But it is a bit odd for the Deseret News to keep
slapping the guy in the face.
I don't think any QB would have much success on that Kansas team.
Stop it. There's absolutely no reason for these weekly updates on Jake
Heaps, a young man with no current connection to sports in Utah. I wish the kid
well, it's too bad it didn't work better for him in Provo, and
we've all gone our separate ways. At this point the weekly bulletins just
feel like kicking him when he's down.
I just read the headline and would kindly ask the DNews to leave this kid alone.
There's no reason to keep his sad decline in Utah papers. I was never a
defender when he played here and see no reason to defend him now but certainly
see no reason to make sure everyone knows just how far he's fallen. It
just seems warped somehow. Good luck Jake!
He's got a great arm. But I think BYU was smart fielding Riley in his
place. Riley saved the season.
I guess everyone was optimistic for Jake. Seems like things just never worked
out for him.
It is too bad what has happened with Jake Heaps. However, his experience now
helps you understand his experience at BYU.Isnt he just a Junior in
eligibility? I hope he has a good academnic major. It appears that he will
I feel badly for Jake. He seems like a good kid and a good athlete. Not sure
what the issue is.