BYU football: Jake Heaps not the only QB of note transferring to Kansas

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  • BYUHOCKEY American Fork, UT
    Dec. 25, 2011 7:59 p.m.

    @ BleedCougarBlue...keep the faith. Heaps will excel at Kansas. buy yourself some Jayhawks paraphernalia like me. He left because he was never going to be the starter again at BYU. plain and simple. he saw the writing on the wall. the team was tainted by Bronco's lack of showing the love to Heaps so they did NOT play for Heaps. Hoffman is a prime example who couldn't catch bread basket on-target throws by Heaps but somehow can one-hand grab everything from Nelson thrown over and behind and too far away from him. Heaps will get the proper coaching in Kansas with Ron Powlus and Charlie Weiss. I am very excited for him. Not too much pressure on him to succeed will help as well. Kansas was the celler dweller in the Big 12 this year. He will probably watch the ND senior transfer Dayne Crist (recruited to ND by Charlie Weiss) for a year and then hopefully take over the reigns for the following 2 years.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 23, 2011 11:27 p.m.

    Because of the hype, didn't BYU feel pressured to play or start him as a freshman or risk him transferring? Now, having to sit a year, he leaves? Maybe he's overly self confident.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Dec. 23, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    You know, I defended Jake Heaps on every DesNews story about him. That is, until he decided to transfer.

    I don't wish him ill, I just think that the fact that he SAID how much he loved BYU and how much he wanted to help the program and then he LEFT the program because he didn't want to sit on the bench for a year even though he HAS TO sit on the bench anyway for a year due to NCAA transfer rules, speaks volumes about a person's character and integrity, or the lack thereof.

    I seriousy doubt he'll become a superstar in the NFL like he hope to. [email protected] of the time, to become a superstar at the next level, it takes hard work, patience and selflessness and Jake Heaps just proved he doesn't have the last two.

    Sad.

  • BYU Joe MISSION VIEJO, CA
    Dec. 23, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    Whatever.

  • Wendall Hoop Murray, UT
    Dec. 23, 2011 10:49 a.m.

    Kansas?! Poor kid. As Charles Barkely would say, they are turrible. Like seriously they are terrible. Is that the best school that was willing to take him? I sure hope he gets his degree and sees a few basketball games because that's the best thing that'll happen to him while he's there. I mean, he could have stayed in Provo and played on ESPN 3 and at 10pm every friday night. Best of luck to him I guess.

  • kokua KAYSVILLE, UT
    Dec. 23, 2011 10:27 a.m.

    I guess there is no place like home, oh yeah I thought he was going home to Washington State ?

    He is tapping his drama queen ruby slippers together and landing in Kansas. I hope Kansas can handle his awesome scrappy play making ability and also his gutty play extending talent.

    Yes Kansas will love how he leads by example and will hang tough when times get ruff.

    Heaps is home in Kansas.

  • byufootballrocks Herndon, VA
    Dec. 23, 2011 9:22 a.m.

    To 'sls' and "TheNun":

    Your cheap shots at Jake Heaps are instructive, typical of so many on these boards who in ignorance turned a blind eye to fact that he started 15 games as a freshman and sophomore, more than any quarterback in BYU history, and won most of those games:

    "Heaps will end up like Quinn Mecham, the former Snow College QB (who is from Provo). Mecham just finished his senior season at Kansas and threw 18 passes during the entire season for a team that won just two games."

    "Jake Heaps is an absolutely marvelous hype machine. For weeks we've been hearing he was going to a Pac12 school, which anyone with an ounce of intelligence could see was not happening, because if Heaps was good enough to play in the Pac12, he would still be at BYU."

    Critics: You didn't haven't had a hand in develping Tom Brady and other NFL quarterbacks, directed an NFL offense, and build two college quarterbacks into talents that took Notre Dame to two BCS bowls.

    So, until you've done that, put away your crystal ball, silence yourselves, and come down to earth with other mortals.

    Charley Weiss has a diffent opinion.

  • TheNun Granstville, UT
    Dec. 23, 2011 7:57 a.m.

    Jake Heaps is an absolutely marvelous hype machine. For weeks we've been hearing he was going to a Pac12 school, which anyone with an ounce of intelligence could see was not happening, because if Heaps was good enough to play in the Pac12, he would still be at BYU.

    Riley Nelson could not beat out a legitimate Pac12 quarterback so all of the controversy surrounding Heaps/Nelson/Doman/Mendenhall would never have happened if Heaps was as good as the hype which surrounded his signing. The reason Nelson is the starter and Heaps transferred is because Heaps couldn't beat out Nelson. Plain and Simple.

    So, the bottom level Big 12 school is where Heaps talent landed him, and don't believe the hype that will surround his arrival as the one to bring KU out of the depths because they can't run, don't have great receivers and the O-Line isn't capable of protecting the Q/B. And, as we already know, Heaps is not a scrambling type quarterback.

    Good luck to Jake, he's going to need it.

  • shorts Payson, UT
    Dec. 23, 2011 6:50 a.m.

    Jake I wish the best for you and your wife. Good luck, win a Big 12 Champtionship if you can.

  • sls Columbia, MO
    Dec. 23, 2011 5:17 a.m.

    Heaps will end up like Quinn Mecham, the former Snow College QB (who is from Provo). Mecham just finished his senior season at Kansas and threw 18 passes during the entire season for a team that won just two games.

    Kansas has nothing going for it, except that it is the doormat of the Big 12. Heaps could have started in 2013 for BYU in nationally-televised games against Washington State, Texas, Georgia Tech, Boise State, Houston, and Notre Dame. Now, he will get to play Texas and Oklahoma, if he can win the starting position.

  • cougarNV Las Vegas, NV
    Dec. 22, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    It would be nice if this closes the book on Young Mr. Heaps hype at BYU, but probably won't happen.

    All the best to the young man. It will be interesting to see how Coach Weiss does with Jake. Again, hope all that is good happens to Jake Heaps.

    Go Cougars!