Tom Smart, Deseret News
Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jake Heaps (9) as Brigham Young University plays New Mexico State University in football Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Provo, Utah.

Two reasons you cannot fault BYU's Jake Heaps for wanting to transfer: His wife and family are obviously unhappy about the way he was benched and the way fans and teammates have responded so favorably to bringing in Riley Nelson. He is right to respect his wife's apparent desire for him to transfer.

The other reason is Jake's desire to play in a BCS game. BYU has no chance of getting to a big money bowl. Look at Boise State and Houston this year — another missed field goal and Boise isn't even close to a BCS game.

Same with Houston. Utah, on the other hand, lost almost half its games and will play for more than four times the money the Y. will play for, and Utah could have gone to the PAC-12 playoff if not for missed field goals.

On the other hand, what are Heaps' chances to be a big success at a BCS school, let alone the NFL? Not very good. Look at the size and mobility of the BCS bowl-bound quarterbacks. With few exceptions, NFL quarterbacks are big, mobile and fast. Yes Jake has good throwing techniques but he is not big, fast or mobile. I do wish him luck and I do hope he proves me wrong.

Jim Jensen

South Jordan