Brad Rock: College football in Utah like UFO sightings

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  • Papa Smurf UTE Herriman, UT
    Aug. 1, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    Rock as Debbie Downer on Saturday Night Live. He was right with Tulsa as a step above Idaho, and the Y's schedule again very poor in November. Riley is a decent QB. Is he great, not really. Does he have heart, a ton of it. Against teams that have a great D line, and good overall team speed, Riley will struggle. He is like Heaps in a way that he has trouble looking off his 1st receiver. When he does, he tucks it and starts to run. I think that Riley, with his heart gives the Y a better chance to win than Hypes did, but that is not saying much. They have 8 built in wins, and they should get 1 of the other 4, and maybe 2 if Boise St doesn't figure out their QB situation. 4 weeks and 1 day until we find out.

    Now I'm not saying that Wynn and the Utes are great, but their D will keep them in games against good teams, & even the poor ones when the offense is not playing well. They also have more weapons on offense than the Y does. Both teams should be good.

  • ExecutorIoh West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 1, 2012 1:22 p.m.

    Wow, that article was depressing to read. It was all negative; about how everybody was going to screw it up. Author having a rough day at work?

  • DaveKnowsWhatsUp Bloomington, IN
    Aug. 1, 2012 10:31 a.m.


    I remember the Heaps of 2010 as well; I was really excited going into last season. Simply put, he just didn't get it done. You kinda sound like you have Jake's apparent attitude, why wasn't there proper coaching, and why didn't the teammates perform well for HIM? It couldn't possibly have been HIS fault. I don't know enough to say exactly why Heaps and Quezada transferred, but it was obvious that neither played with the same heart and passion as Nelson and Alisa. People I do know within the program have hinted at Heaps refusing to listen to his coaches, that might be an issue. Also, look at the way Heaps reacted when he threw the interception at Ole Miss; he just stood there. If he had any confidence in his teammates before that, he lost it there, coupled with his subsequent play the following weeks.

    I hope he does well at Kansas, I really do; but I'm also glad he's gone to give room for those who want to put all their heart and soul into the program. Those guys are so much more fun to watch anyway.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Aug. 1, 2012 9:50 a.m.

    I remember the Heap who played in 2010, was the star of a bowl game, and seemed to be ready to be the next great QB. What happened to him. Why did he not get some personal coaching to help with what ever those mysterious problems were that caused him to leave. There no doubt was some back-stabbing that caused some of his team mates to fail to do their best for Jake. If you watched Riley at TCU you have a good idea what this coming year will be like. There have been a lot of plyers who were great in the huddle and the practice field. The loss of Jake and Josh, for what ever reasons, makes one wonder who in the organization knows how to lead and motivate?

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    Aug. 1, 2012 12:46 a.m.

    Mr. Rock, the Edmund Fitzgerald was a freighter not a passenger ship, thus it had no passengers. Please get your shipwreck references straight. It takes your arguments from being irrelevant to incoherent. Which is like being the last passenger on the Lusitania

    July 31, 2012 11:33 p.m.

    Tulsa just better than Idaho? Really? Which bowl game was Idaho in? Tulsa was on a fairly long win streak if I recall correctly when they reached the Armed Forces bowl. An elite team, no, but saying they were just better than Idaho last year is ridiculous. They would have creamed Idaho.

    As far as the Utes are concerned, there is always that away game to Colorado.

  • Dnquixote Las Vegas, NV
    July 31, 2012 10:00 p.m.

    For Utah and BYU nearly everything rests on the health of their QB's. Neither team can really hope to do well with 2nd string out there.
    I would like to think Utah could scrap by most opponents with even decent passing from wilson and a healthy backfield. So much going on at the U this year. Lots of new talent on and off the field. And hopefully some old talent staying healthy. Wynn could surprise a lot of people this year.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    July 31, 2012 9:54 p.m.

    Ben H,

    I couldn't agree more. Brad Sorensen is the BEST QB in Utah. There is a reason he suited up for BYU. If you don't believe that you need to look at his stats while here in Cedar. Look out USU. Coach Lamb and Brad are looking to give you a run Aug.30th.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    July 31, 2012 8:51 p.m.

    Um, uh, ok.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    July 31, 2012 7:51 p.m.

    What in Tucket

    Jake will do very well this year... sitting on the bench as he waits out his mandatory redshirt year because of his transfer.


    Yep, yep, yep. Glad he's gone too.

  • agb Layton, UT
    July 31, 2012 6:47 p.m.

    And here I've always thought it was a cogent Brad Rock article that was akin to a UFO sighting in Utah.

  • Why??? Provo, UT
    July 31, 2012 5:42 p.m.

    Anybody who thinks BYU will miss Heaps needs to watch his acrobatic fumble to start the 54-10 loss to Utah. The guy has no guts or heart. He was a prima donna and a cancer to the team. Good luck to Heaps and Kansas.

  • Ben H Clearfield, UT
    July 31, 2012 5:25 p.m.

    Meanwhile, the best college quarterback in Utah is playing in Cedar City...go figure.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    July 31, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    Mr. Nelson seems to be a quarterback looking for an accident, but we can hope he will stay healthy. BYU on the long term should be on the way up. we will see. It could be 6-6 to 10-3. Mr. Heaps just didn't seem able to win for some reason. If he does well this year he may have been justified in transferring.

  • Downtownchrisbrown ,
    July 31, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    It will be a knockout season for Wynn - no later than round (game) 3