Wow I am agreeing with Hedge Hog weird.Heaps has been forced down
our throats this year. The coach's started down the slippery path and now
changing course this late in the season would expose there blunder.Unchecked pride always produces mediocrity. "POLY"
(Clarification)...but instead you're robbing the stat sheet of all
other passes that would have been a completed DURING THE DRIVE. (Dropped passes
are literally drive killers.)
Here's something to chew on. If Heaps had been given the preponderance of reps
during Fall practice, as he should have been, and if the Cougar receivers had
actually been able to catch the ball most of the season, he would be much higer
on this list. What some forget is that when a pass is dropped, you aren't just
robbing the team and QB of the actual yardage that would have been gained by a
completed pass, but instead you're robbing the stat sheet of all other passes
that would have been a completed. It's an exponential loss of yardage and
potential TD passes, not a strictly cummulative one. Those who bash Heaps
obviously haven't taken these things into consideration. He'll be great with
some more experience and added confidence.
Why will Jake Heaps be a great QB?Work Ethic.--Jake has
been putting in the time going to QB camps and training since he was TEN years
old. He has devoted his whole life to being the best he can be as a QB and a
person. This work ethic was obviously portrayed throughout his high school
career, leading his team to 3 straight state championships. And a #1 Scout.com
ranking at the QB position. Not to mention the prestigious Elite 11 QB camp MVP
Award. As a true freshman Jake has been required to make some huge
adjustments to his game, and he has taken it all in stride. He is staying after
practice working with receivers and doing his best to improve. Next season will
be an eye opener. Mark it down.Everyone who is intent on tearing
down a great kid who is doing his best. You are pathetic. By this
time next year he will be a top 10 QB in the nation. MARK THAT DOWN!
I agree with other posts.Heaps should not have recieved more than a
2 star rating.I'm sure UW is breathing a sigh of relief to have nott
thrown away a scholarship on a player who would have road the bench i the PAC12
How many stars did Steve Young have coming out of high school?Texas
Longhorns are full of star studded players and share the same record with the
cougs. They lost to Baylor, Kansas State, and Iowa State.What about
star studded Notre Dame? Same win/lost record. Southern Cal is struggling and
they're team out starred Oregon.--Neveda are winning without starred players.Star ratings are not very accurate.
HedghogThere are alot of things you "don't see". Doesn't mean
they aren't there or won't happen. Open your eyes and your mind. It is highly
likely that Jake Heaps will be one of the top 3 QB's of his class in the country
when he graduates. Great athletes and coaches lead to successful teams. Great
QB's lead them.UteologyToo bad you don't get a vote to
determine the star rating of high school athletes. Only those who know how to
rate them without bias do. I must write your comments off as jealousy.
Guys use some common sense. Taylor Martinez is a redshirt freshman and should
obviously be left off a list comprising only TRUE freshmen. Also, the QB for
oregon (#1 team in the country), Darron Thomas is a SOPHMORE. Neither of these
players are true freshmen. Get a grip.Go UCF, Jeffrey Godfrey is
the best freshman QB in the country.
@bluecougarfan Because including Martinez in the analysis would lead
to one of the following two conclusions:1. The talent around BYU
doesn't "reload" as Bronco claims nor is it on par with the other
programs, under Bronco BYU is the 4th mid-major in developing NFL talent.2. Heaps wasn't really a 5 star but more around 3-4 range. Both would go against the DH narrative so why bring up Martinez.
I agree with Pavalova, why isn't Taylor Martinez from Nebraska in this
Some people in Ann Arbor, MI consistently have blinders on and still think the
Utes will be NC 2010.
the number one team in the country seems to have a freshmen qb too if i'm not
What about Taylor Martinez at Nebraska. He's a freshman and he's tearing it up.
hedgehog | 7:13 a.m. Nov. 11, 2010Ann Arbor, MII wonder if Dick
would have written this article if the BYU QB had a ranking better than 100.I don't see Heaps being any better than average in his college career.
--------------------I agree with the first part... Second
part--You must not understand football. He clearly has everything a qb needs
except experience and time with his receivers. He will be great by his junior
year and very good next year.
Heaps is showing improvement every game. His arm is obviously very strong. He
has a lot of poise and is showing positive leadership. Many of his
interceptions have come when BYU has been forced to throw because they have been
behind in many of their games. I don't know if Heaps will be great, but he will
definitely be very good. His upside is incredible.
Gridiron battle results will always go to the Air game.Advantage Colorado
And the purpose of this article?It would have been more interesting if DH
would have used the same outline for each QB to see a better comparison. I
think that some of these, though "True Freshman" have had a positive
impact on their team.
I wonder if Dick would have written this article if the BYU QB had a ranking
better than 100.I don't see Heaps being any better than average in
his college career.