Jake Heaps was waiting for his turn?I'm pretty sure Heaps
started quite a few games and was terrible. He transferred because he was given
an opportunity and blew it.
Overall a good article but I fail to understand a continued fascination with
Jake. I understand every school and local media will hype their recruits as top
notch but how does anyone get to be a "high school superstar". How can
anyone decide that. You only play against local teams. I feel for the kid whom
I believe was beat out this spring for the starting position his senior year
I wonder why teams don't prepare the second and third strings as adequately
as they do the starters. There isn't a restriction on how many coaches a
team can have nor a restriction on the amount of practice fields that can be
used is there? The only restrictions I believe are the number of PLAYERS. As I see it a coach needs to build a game plan, then prepare groups of
players to fulfill that plan with specific goals and designs. The players are
then to execute that plan. Those second to fourth string players while not as
talented, fast or efficient as the first string would be more effective if the
coaches plugged in groups of players familiar with each other to throw the other
team off-balance and attack a visible weakness. I always felt BYU should have
sent out its "option squad", the players used to prep for AF and option
teams for a series or two midgame against a team weak vs. the rush. With up to
100 plays per game, having entire surprise squads ready will give the starters
rest while tiring the defense.
Heaps is the prime example of how you shouldn't dwell on the hype of your
high school press clippings. Bronco shouldn't have started him, and he
shouldn't have transfered. And both mistakes have compounded from a
"sure NFL prospect" to only starts half the time. Heaps should have
gone on a mission.
Bronco better pray Taysom doesn't go down this year.He's got
zero game experience behind him. Wonder if there's any more Jon Hayes out
there looking for a school?
Steven S Jarvis, comments like yours make actual coaches cringe. Your complete
over simplification glosses over the countless functional/organizational aspects
shows a real lack of understanding. Also, another significant flaw, do you have
any idea how poorly scout teams actually simulate a team like Air Force? You
don't walk out far inferior talent who are grossly under prepared and
attempt to run a highly specialized system. I also hope you are not implying
that an entire group is devoted solely to option scout all season.
Let them cringe. Anything on a board is going to be simple because we are
limited to 200 words. When a team is playing 80-100 plays they need to have
greater depth and you do that by preparing the entire team. The scout team
doesn't play soft do they? They try to win right? Why not use that scout
team mid-game to give the offense a longer break? If you overburden your
players with high pace AND high amount of plays they will become less effective
than your second through fourth teams. The big payoff should come later in the
season by simply having more players available and healthy.
For once in many years, QB depth will not be a problem at Utah State. It's
fantastic to have Chuckie back next year. But, we also have Garretson waiting
in the wings. He will certainly be a fine QB himself when he takes over after
Chuckie graduates. It continues to be a great time to be an Aggie! Go
TFUDD "Jake Heaps transferred because he was given an opportunity and blew
it."Bronco blew it, not Jake Heaps. Bronco decided they didn't
need a dedicated quarterbacks coach, so Doman split time between offensive
coordinator and QB coach. Even if Jake Heaps talent matched the hype, no coach
should believe a QB can self-develop. Credit Bronco for fixing his mistake by
now having a dedicated OC and a dedicated QB coach.
Steven S Jarvis, haha, ever heard of getting your playmakers the ball? Any OC
would be crazy to put a field full of non-playmakers on the field. Tell Oregon
about your theory of high pace taking such a toll on the team. Your idea
essentially wastes a few series each game. You don't rest your best players