Too bad. Unreasonable expectations out of high school and by college fans.
Hope this one works out better than the last 2 stops. he did get his degree. . .
congrats, a college degree will take him further than football.
Good Luck Jake
I think I can survive one more year of this if he can. Good luck.
I will cheer for him and Miami. congrats on getting the college degree. College
won't be a waste now.
Good luck Heaps. Will be watching with interest.
Enough of the comments about this kid's premature celebration out of high
school, his lack of work ethic, lack of good coaching and (my favorite) poor
parenting as a kid growing up....you posters have NO IDEA what is going on with
Jake OR the program. There seem to be so many judgmental BYU and Utah fans (why
the Utes even care is beyond me). So things didn't play out for
this kid the way he had dreamed. Big deal. Have any of you ever banked on some
dream going big only to see it fall flat? Anyone ever celebrate prematurely?? I
say let the kid go do what he wants. His life has no bearing on yours or mine. I
wish him well and am happy for him that he got his degree.
Hoping for the best. Go get 'em Jake!
Good luck Jake. When I was a kid I remember watching George Mira play QB for
the Canes on TV. Mira threw bullets, Jake is the same way. I hope he finds
Wow! From Sammamish, Washington to Miami, Florida. Talk about working your way
across the country!I wish him well.
One last chance. Good luck!
All the best to Heaps. Here's hoping he gets one great year at Miami. He
deserves it.And Jake - thanks for giving the Y a great effort. I
wish we would have done better by you - and all Y fans are cheering for you.
I honestly hope the Jake Heaps has a fantastic year at Miami.
How about that...Heaps is playing for the real U....Go Jake.....most
of us in Utah are still pulling for U(:))
Re: alphablueDidn't he lose to the real U 54-10?
Jake will be competing with four other quarterbacks, but none of them have ever
taken a snap in an actual game. He should have a good supporting cast around
him. This could be a good opportunity for him.
Jake did great under Robert Anae. He set all kinds of records as a freshman at
BYU. One can only wonder what would have happened if Anae had not headed to
Arizona, but that is sand under the bridge (sand, in Arizona at least).I am not surprised he did not do well on a team with little or no talent
surrounding him.Best of luck Mr. Heaps. I hope you have a fantastic
year in Miami and fulfill your dream of becoming an NFL QB.
Go get'em Jake you are a class act.
Very strange chain-of-events. He is not good enough for "red dancing
shoes" U but is good enough for a perennial national champion. It looks like
Miami still passes the ball. Charlie Weis from the Patriots realizes the
"handwriting is on the wall" for the new type of running quarterback
even though he coached Tom Brady. Charlie has to win quickly or a new coach
will bring in a runner for him.
When is the press conference?
Good luck to Jake Heaps! Most players do not get this many chances. I hope
this last one is a great one. Heaps of luck to Jake! We'll be watching.
JoCo Ute, you might be right about unreasonable expectations, but when you call
your own press conference and start your career touting the national
championship you will bring to the school, you kind of set yourself up. I wish
him no ill, but he sure came across as arrogant and unable to read defenses.Best of luck at the other quarterback U.
Good luck Jake. I'll be interested to looking at Miami stats each week to
learn if Jake is able to find his targets, assuming he gets playing time. A
good offensive line can make a difference.
Good luck at the authentic 'U'.
Best of luck Jake! At least he picked a decent location.
AlphaBlue, please do your homework and research which University was
established/founded first. I hope Jake has a good year with Miami.
I wonder if he ever regrets not serving a mission?Go UTES!!
Good luck Jake!
I will never cheer for Miami but I wish the best for Jake. This is his last
chance and with Miami he may get the exposure, experience, and most importantly
the field education he needs to possibly go to the NFL. He's had quite a
wild ride going through the teams without meeting the expectations he always
brings to the table. Good Luck Jake!
Alphablue:Are you saying Imagine U is not the real U?
Hope he can make this one work!
Wish things would have worked out at the Y but I hope he gets a shot at playing.
His arm is really incredible - throws a great ball. Go Cougars!
I hope it works out better for Jake and Brooke this time around. Its good that
he received his degree. Looks like he will have a legitimate chance to be the
I think he had a fair shot at BYU. He had pretty good success, but somehow just
couldn't quite get the long ball to the receiver....always over-throwing
him. Had that worked in Austin, BYU would have defeated Texas. I am not sure
what happened at Kansas, but apparently not much. I'm not against him
doing what he thinks he needs to do, but I don't think his ability is
anywhere near his own opinion of his talents.
I think most of the sentiments are right on here.He talked a big
fight, but his freshman year, he showed signs of bringing it. His sophomore
year, the wheels fell off the bus. Was it because Anae moved on, because he
didn't earn the confidence of his team-mates, or some sinister subterfuge,
we may (hopefully) never know.Didn't work out at the next stop
either.I truly hope it all comes together for him, that he plays
well enough to get a shot at the next level.Passing interest in
Jake, more interested in the current and future quarterback arrangements at
BYU.Rise and SHOUT!
I like Jake and think he got a rough deal at the Y. Kansas never had what he
needed to be successful. His arm is great and he can read a defense. But
unless he has learned to take a hit and not have quick feet, it could be a long
year at Miami. Still good luck and show'em what your made of.
There are too many still looking at this through their red or blue glasses. He
did not get a rough deal at BYU or Kansas. The kid has a great arm in practice,
and he can learn a playbook, but he can't handle getting hit. It was
obvious in many games he played when at the Y (most notably the 54-10 debacle).
I saw it first in the opening game of the 2011 season at Ol' Miss. On
something like the second play from scrimmage, a pass-rusher got through and
pasted him, and he was awful for the rest of the half: Throwing too soon,
overthrowing, not seeing wide open 2nd and 3rd reads. A D-lineman breaks through
the block, and Jake panics. No one likes to get hit, but if that's what is
first on a QB's mind in the pocket, it doesn't matter how good he is
with the green jersey on.If he can't handle the speed and
strength of D1 college defensive players, I can't see how he'll ever
sniff the next level. Not a hater. Just calling it like I see it.
How funny would it be to see Heaps end his collegiate career with a killer year
for Miami. I can't help but hope he crushes it this year. Good luck Jake.
Sinew South "when you call your own press conference and start your career
touting the national championship you will bring to the school, you kind of set
yourself up."Its pretty easy to beat a kid up over that in hindsight,
but what was the reaction at the time? 5 star recruit coming to an independent
BYU with talk of contending for a national championship. Be honest. Fans ate
that up. They liked the swagger.Don't put it all on the kid.
DNews 2011 "Mendenhall and his players have stated repeatedly that their
goal is to win a national championship." It wasn't just Jake's
crazy idea. It came from someone named Bronco.
@ alphablue"How about that...Heaps is playing for the real
U"There is no "U" in Miami. But there is a "U"
in Utah. Jake Hypes lost to the real "U" 54-10 in epic
E Fudd, Heaps did not lose to the U. Heaps gave away the game to the U. His
game started rough when he missed the first snap and Utah got a cheap touchdown
out of it. But Mr. Competitor (Heaps) continued to just give it away. I'm
glad you enjoyed the outcome but it was more of Bad Heaps than Great U.
Wouldn't it be the height of irony if Miami ends winning the NC this
season? Heaps would be the only former BYU/Kansas player in the last 30 years
to be able to wear a NC ring.I'd root for Heaps if he went to
the University of Idaho. But now I'm rooting for him even more to lead the
Hurricanes to an undefeated season. That would be so funny.
Great article, but I can't help it. When I think of Jake Heaps--I think of
gushy Iggy's press conferences and a certain game. A game which saw BYU
fans literally running from LES with their hands over their ears and agonized
looks on their faces. They fell over each other to get in their mini vans as if
getting as far away from the stadium would somehow help. But it didn't
help. No, it didn't help at all.Good luck, Jake! Tear it up with the
Canes! Nice article too!
Congrats on getting the degree and hanging in there. If he gets a better
supporting cast (line, receivers) in Miami, he may actually get a chance to show
his potential. Best of luck.
Jake is a good kid. I know his mom too and she is Jake's biggest fan. Hope
he can finish at Miami on a positive note.
He will be sitting the bench or wearing a head set all year and a baseball cap,
are you kidding me? His 3rd college team, this ain't the NFL kid, it's
college football, and the worst thing you could have done was to leave BYU. He
had his chance and blew it, coming in here like Mr. Movie Star and Super
Celebrity, like his name was already being engraved on the Heisman Trophy. What
a joke, the poor kid lost it before he even took the field. It's called
humility that brings greatness, not greatness that brings greatness. I feel bad
for him, but good luck anyway I guess, I'll hope to hear his name on
college football final every week when Miami highlights come on.
as the world turns.