Nelson hasn't beat one decent team in his playing career at BYU. Heaps was the
Bowl MVP and has 2-3 quality wins against quality teams as a QB. Heaps would've
had a great win against utah last year if the refs hadn't blown an easy call and
the FG wasn't botched. Look Nelson isn't going to lead BYU to a top 20 ranking
anytime soon, but Heaps can and will eventually. Bronco and Doman shouldn't
waste another year playing Nelson at the QB spot because he can't throw the ball
downfield and he gets hurt too much.
I guess we get different TV in Idaho...I see Riley as a gifted athlete that has
done two things: lead and win. His style works for him and for the team and for
BYU at this time.Jake had his turn...it was his to lose and he did. The
TV I have showed little leadership and he consistently and constantly did not
connect with his receivers, was careless with the ball and showed little
emotion. I was very happy to hear BYU had signed Jake Heaps and was in
the stands last year when Riley got hurt in Florida...that was Jake's chance to
nail it down and this year should have been the clincher. If Jake leaves
that is his choice. I remember reading all of the posts about Brandon Davies
leaving and look at his return. I hope Jake sticks it out, competes, and is
successful but it is up to him.
Please don't come back this year Riley. Heaps led the team fine and he is a
better QB than you are. Let's face it, Nelson can't throw a ball past 25 yards
with accuracy and only beats weak teams. Nelson is a better fit on special teams
and a change of pace QB (wildcat) or possibly a RB. Nelson is not a good college
I don't know if it's 'miraculous healing' like the headline states, but I am not
surprised to hear Nelson is healing fast.He gives you a better
chance at Hawaii.
Good luck Riley, get better. I'm still a Ute but you're a gamer. When and
where you play, that's up to Bronco and Doman but it would be tough to keep you
off the field. What's interesting is how the hardcore Cougars don't
want to hear a bit of dissension from the troops. If you're not lock step with
the program and kissing rings then you're obviously a Ute troll, no in-between.
I've said it many times but here it is again, you people are tough on each
Its not that Black Shirt is not a fan, it is that he like many of us are looking
at the future of this program. Bronco has publicly displayed unreasonable bias
for Riley because of his aggressive nature. He relishes watching Riley lower his
shoulder like Tim Tebow and give out some punishment. Difference is, Tebow is
6' 4" and weighs around 240 pounds.An editorial in the Salt
Lake Tribune likened it to baseball: A starting pitcher runs into some trouble
in the late innings of the game so the manager sends in one of his relief
pitchers who strikes out the opposition and gets the win. Did not Tom Seaver,
one of the greatest pitchers of all time, ever need relief? Was he then benched
for the rest of the season by the reliever? I am not comparing Jake Heaps to
Tom Seaver, but by his own words, Bronco anointed Jake a future NFL QB...
something he did not bestow upon Riley. Very sad to think of Jake
Heaps and the accolades he may have brought to the program, playing somewhere
else next year. But who could blame him?
BlackshirtsIt's hard to take the comments of any of these so-called
BYU fans seriously, when they appear out of nowhere claiming to be BYU fans, and
the very first thing they post is something negative about their own team --
seems more like Ute trolls
The problem with Heaps is that the team does not like him as much as they like
Nelson. Whether Heaps is better, the team will not respect him as they do a
"less talented Nelson".Onto a more important topic... my heart
goes out to the Quezada family. I am sorry for your loss. I know what it is
like to lose someone close to you and it cannot be any easier with it being so
close to the Holiday Season.
Black Shirt, you sound like a fair weather fan, you sound like you think BYU
won't be worth watching if they don't get into a BCS conference. That kind of
thinking is ridiculous. BYU can do just fine as an independent, their Nov.
scheduling will improve with a little time and with the direction the BCS is
going no conference will have AQ rights. Too many people put too much importance
on BCS conference affiliation. If it was that important the powers that be would
be seeing that it happened, obvioiusly it's not that important.
I didn't know he was hurt. That's the honest truth," Doman said.
"That's a tribute to him."The man crush on Riley Nelson needs to
stop! I've never seen two grown men so enamored with a player. Bronco and Doman
need to cool down a bit.Doman is thinking with Riley I don't have to call
the greatest game but Riley will scramble and make plays, saving me. Bronco is thinking, wow what a truly gifted qb and an even better person. He
has the strength of 5 men and an unparralleled ability to heal.Once again
opening a can of worms and putting Jake's chance of leaving after this season
even higher. I've seen what Riley can do, thanks. Now I want Heaps to play the
rest of the way
It's amazing how fast you can heal when there is a Hawaii trip at stake! :)
to Black Shirt: tell Riley that to his face! I love the way Riley competes,
love the way the team responds to his leadership and think BYU is far better
with him that the other quarterback. Romorg has a point.
Bronco is stirring things up keeping the qb situation in limbo. Most coaches
Hallelujah! Although Jake was impressive on a couple of plays, I know from an
inside source on the team, a majority of the players believe in Riley, not Jake.
Hawaii is hungry for a bowl game and must beat BYU in order to make it. Go
Riley practices while Jake sits it out with a stomach virus.Come on
Jake it's gut check time. It's time to show some intestinal fortitude.I'm 46 and I've never sat out of a workout, practice or game because of a
stomach virus...never. When you love to do something, it shows, it oozes out of
you and you don't let anything stand between you and what you love.
Who cares! It's not like he's good. BYU is in big trouble. Nelson at QB and no
conference. It"s hard to be a fan these days. The current coaches and
administration have dropped the ball big time!
Awesome news! We need him as this old rivalry is revisited. I love playing
Hawai'i!!!! I just wish they still had their amazing QB still playing.