Comments about ‘Jake Heaps loses starting job as the Kansas Jayhawks win their first Big 12 game in 28 tries’

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Published: Sunday, Nov. 17 2013 8:55 p.m. MST

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evansrichdm
west jordan , UT

I feel bad for Jake, but he should have stayed here at BYU. Hope he has a good major to get a good job after college is over.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

I was hoping Jake would be a phoenix in Kansas, but I'm guessing he has lost the starting nod unless there is injury.

souptwins
Lindon, UT

While at BYU he was a pre-communications major but hard to say if he kept it at KU. Sounds very familiar that he lost his starting job to a dual threat QB. Still seems warped that the DNews feels it necessary to report how he did after every game. Leave the poor kid alone already.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

Nothing against Jake, but he just doesn't have what it takes to be a D1 QB. Staying at BYU would not have helped him. I wish him the best in the remainder of his life.

USNGary
San Diego, CA

sounds to me it wouldn't have made a difference who was at quarterback since it was a running game. Anyone can hand the ball off.

hobbes1012003
Kaysville, UT

Honestly Dnews, enough with the Jake Heaps updates. He is no longer apart of BYU football and he isnt a Utah native, so why are we recieving weekly updates? Leave the poor kid alone.

BigCougFan
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Some of life's lessons are very difficult to learn. I'm sure this is a tough one for Jake. Wishing him the best with his back up plan for life.

FaifeauSam
Lehi, UT

Hey, Hobbes and Souptwins, maybe some of us are interested in Heaps' play. He was a capable young QB at BYU and could have progressed. Granted Hill is the QB for the BYU system now, but like USNGary said, it really wouldn't have mattered who the QB was since most of the yardage was on the ground. What kind of team did Kansas beat and now they get a weak Iowa team to finish the season. Is there any possibility that Heaps will be able to move into a D2 program and do well? He still has plenty of football life left and we have all seen D2 or D3 QBs make it in the NFL or CFL. Don't bury him as a lost cause!

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

"it really wouldn't have mattered who the QB was since most of the yardage was on the ground."

The why couldn't Jake hand the ball off?

hobbes1012003
Kaysville, UT

FaifeauSam

If you are interested in Jake Heaps than it is as simple as going to the Kansas news sites to learn about him. But since he is no longer apart of BYU or the state of Utah, why is Dnews still writing articles about him? I never said he was a lost cause, but we dont need to hear about his weekly games at Kansas.

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

Maybe he's just not that good folks. He's had more chances at making a difference at BYU and Kansas. I watched a couple games this year while flipping through channels, he just isn't that accurate and the team did not move the ball with him calling signals.

He knew what he signed up for 2 years ago when he left. Had he stayed, imagine what this BYU team would be screaming about. Too bad for him. Unless the new qb gets hurt, he won't see another down in college football again unfortunately.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

I feel sad for Jake. He deserved better. He made a mistake coming to BYU and compounded it by making a mistake by going to Kansas of all places. It's too late for him now, he'll just be a footnote in the history of Cougar football. But I still remember the Jake who was player of the game in his freshman season bowl. I remember how he could throw the ball. I'm sure had he known that Brandon Doman was going to be the OC, he would have gone to Washington. I think we look at him and think what could have been...make that should have been.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

I think what this article proves is that all the BYU and Bronco haters were wrong about the whole Jake Heaps and BYU situation!!! We kept hearing all about how Heaps was mistreated and was giving no chance at BYU and how his change to Kansas would prove that!!! As the old saying goes the proof is in the pudding and Bronco and the other BYU coaches were right about Jake!!!

Go BYU Rise Up!!!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

" ...... I feel bad for Jake, but he should have stayed here at BYU ..... "

Why??

But, I guess Charlie Weis (like the Bronco haters said about Bronco), didn't know how to develop a future all-american quarter back.

Baloney.

Heaps just didn't have it at BYU, nor did he have it at Kansas. That's the reality.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

"I feel sad for Jake. He deserved better. He made a mistake coming to BYU and compounded it by making a mistake by going to Kansas of all places."

Really??

Heaps got a "fair shot" at both BYU and Kansas and couldn't capitalize. Sad but true.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Heaps did achieve something that byu fans everywhere want: Big 12 inclusion.

LetsDebate
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

"Anyone can hand the ball off." Darn, I always wanted to play big-time football, and only now I learn how easy it is to be a successful hand-off quarterback.

Fact is, Cozart is a successful OPTION quarterback, so of course he has specific skills that made him successful on Saturday. Unfortunately, Heaps has not shown the skills at Kansas to be successful as any kind of quarterback.

By the way, hobbes, Heaps is definitely "apart of [from]" from BYU, although he certainly is no longer "a part of" BYU.

oddman
,

I have soughtg out news of Heaps every single week and I don't live in Utah nor have any strong opinion re his abilities. That being said I am so glad to get news of him in Dnews. Thanks. It is obvious that his heart doesn't match what many believed were his outstanding athletic tools. There is an intangible often referred to "it" that he obviously doesn't have. Hope his education prepares him for life's struggles that nearly all mankind encounters.

oldcougar
Orem, UT

He could still serve a mission, grow up a little, then come back and try again. I wish him all the very best.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Heaps did achieve something that byu fans everywhere want: Big 12 inclusion.
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Not everyones dream is to sit at the cool table, and suck up to the rich kids as they beat them down week in and week out.
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oldcougar
Orem, UT

He could still serve a mission,

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Ummm, Heaps' is married.

Some people are comfortable being who they are.

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