Former BYU QB Jake Heaps 'chomping at the bit' to get back in a real-game situation

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  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    July 27, 2013 5:52 p.m.

    I was out of town (camping) so this response may, or may not be seen. The news recently coming from the Power 5 conferences is not a surprise. I think some commentators (VegasUte, and Indemak) may have misunderstood what I'm predicting. I wasn't referring to this posturing with the NCAA that is happening with CONFERENCES right now. Of course Utah will be included in these convos just as you stated VegasUte. I'm talking further into the future, the richest elite programs WILL break away, and I don't believe it will be along conference lines, necessarily. I believe it will be about revenue and traditional power. IndeMak, this group of 50 or so teams that break away would include the 6 you mentioned, but there are at least 40 others that would make more revenue in such a structure than they do now having to share equally with lower tier teams. I know BYU brings in top 60 revenue, but their no Sunday play may keep them out because of TV negotiations. Utah isn't a top 60 revenue earner, so if this ever happened, they would certainly be in trouble (as would ISU, Minnesota, Vandy, etc).

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    July 25, 2013 5:37 p.m.


    Thanks for proving my point! This is a story about Heaps, and it is being used to correct English and promote peoples feelings, guesses and thoughts about everything BUT Heaps.


    Thanks for the example of a nicely thought out, intelligent post relating to the story!

  • greatbam22 andrews afb, MD
    July 25, 2013 8:08 a.m.

    I don't understand all the negativity around Jake Heaps. Sure he didn't preform well at BYU but it was kind of wacko of the coaches to run a two QB system as well. Either way I am not too worried about him doing well at Kansas.

    I can kind of understand why some people would be worried about him being successful but I honestly don't care. Maybe he will be good and maybe he won't. I don't think you can say it is a whole teams fault if a QB is successful or fails. Just as it is not necessarily a QB that brings all the success to a team either.

    There are a lot of diffent types of QBs and not all fit into each teams system well.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    July 24, 2013 8:06 p.m.


    If Utah is included then Revenue Generation is not an important factor... Simple as that, because Utah is the second WORST Revenue Generator in the entire list of AQ schools with the exception of Ole Miss...

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    July 24, 2013 4:52 p.m.

    This just has to be one of the silliest line of postings I have ever heard. Champ v chomp, towing v toeing, Heaps v Hypes. And this talk of who will or will not be part of the big 5! Silly!

    Utah will most definitely be included in the big 5 because they are already in the big 5. As far as who is added, besides ND, byU would have to be included in at least the discussion of who will be included. To think they will automatically be locked out is just as absurd as "thinking" or "believing" that Utah will be kept out.

    Good luck to Heaps. That is what this article was about, wasn't it? Whether he does well at Kansas or not, whether people view his success/failure as a positive/negative to the byU program, there will always be a place for him in my heart - I got to watch "54-10" with all my "cougar" brothers and nephews, and it was glorious!!

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    July 24, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    Garsh, I have learnt me a lot about grammar whilst perusing these posts, but I still have no idea how good Jake Heaps will be. I can't say I care, either. He's gone. He deserves success or failure no more than anyone else. He's someone else's asset/problem now.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    July 23, 2013 11:12 p.m.

    @ IndeMac...

    Sorry, I don't believe that Utah is in the top 60 in Revenue Earnings... In fact, I don't think that they are even in the top 70... That defies logic... The taxpayers have to bail out their programs every year and I don't think that happens for the top 60...

    Just did a quick search online at Operation Sports and the 5 Power Conferences and the 65 AQ eligible schools were listed and compared according to Revenue generation... The PAC12 is listed 4th (behind the Big12 with 10 teams and ahead of the ACC who generates most of their revenue through Basketball)... Utah is listed 64th out of the 65 teams (only Ole Miss is lower)... Iowa State generates nearly $10M more a year than Utah and brings in more than 3 PAC12 teams.

    BYU and other Indy's are not listed and compared, nor are any of the other non-AQ Conferences (i.e.Amwerican, MWC, MAC, CUSA, Sunbelt, etc.)and I am sure that a hand full of those do metter in Revs than the bottom handful of producers in the Power Conferences. BYU is also a private institution and their Sports Revinue is not public info.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    July 23, 2013 3:28 p.m.

    Jake throws the deep ball well but he has struggled with precision passing. He's a disaster throwing an out route. I'm not sure anything has changed. It's hard to tell how good he will be. KU's defense was and looks to still be horrible so after watching the highlight film I still no have clue what this means. Still, he's probably the best they got and maybe with Weiss, he'll drive him to be better and give him better overall coaching at that position than BYU would have provided--I mean Weiss coached well at the highest level. But Kansas is Kansas and that alone could doom Heaps. I suspect KU will actually move the ball better than last year but winning more than four games will be a stretch.

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    July 23, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    Did they just have their spring game this week. How is this news?

  • Utehaterforlife West Valley, UT
    July 23, 2013 1:32 p.m.

    And Robert Anae couldn't make him an all american, he was his coach when that famous block from the outside happened, Anae didn't trust Heaps to move the team and that year Anae was fired.

  • esodije ALBUQUERQUE, NM
    July 23, 2013 1:24 p.m.

    I saw Heaps play in the 2010 New Mexico Bowl, when BYU thrashed UTEP 52-24. Granted, the opposition wasn't exactly SEC-caliber, but the BYU offense played great in that game. One couldn't help but have high expectations for Heaps going into that fall; I'm sure the comedown had a lot of causes, but the play-calling wasn't particularly inspired. It will be interesting this fall to see (a) if Heaps does better with a different OC, and (b) if BYU does better with a different OC.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    July 23, 2013 1:03 p.m.

    I am VERY excited to have Taysom Hill as our QB but I think we could have done a better job with Jake Heaps. That was a mess.

    Any Heaps haters out there really think he would have been worse than year's QB, a QB with a ton of heart but not the passing skills, or the health, to match?

    I wish Heaps the best of luck and truly hope he has 2 great yrs at Kansas and gets into the NFL.


  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    July 23, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    I also think it will happen because Texas and USC will grow tired of sharing the wealth with the likes of Iowa St and Utah. This "new independent" league will include the money-makers, not the bottom feeders, so Utah will not be included either. BYU will be excluded because of Sunday play, etc. When the TV deals near completion, watch out.

    I'm glad you started with "I also think".

    Reading the media days does show it including the likes of Utah and Iowa state as both are in the top 60-70 schools for generating revenue. In ESPN, it states it was meant to lock out the Utah States and Central Michigans' of the world. The articles all include the 5 conferences only plus Notre Dame. The reason is because they bring in money, including Utah.

    There are only six giant schools that always bring in huge ratings. Michigan, USC, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Texas and Penn State. These six schools have huge cities located nearby and/or a following due to religious affiliations. Alabama doesn't get large national television audiences when they play within the SEC. It's all regional. Are these six only going to play each other?

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    July 23, 2013 11:28 a.m.

    "If you read about any of the media days in the top 5 conferences, it appears that the top five conferences plus Notre Dame to put together their own NCAA league and break away from the traditional NCAA league".

    They've actually been toying with this idea for a few years. Texas discussed it Wth ND during all the 2010 realignment, and then again with teams like FSU and Goergia Tech during 2011 & 2012 seasons where everyone was worried about realignment. I honestly think this will happen at some point but not necessarily along conference lines. The whole reason many programs have brought it up is so that bigger schools can do their own thing like pay their players, etc, and make their own money without dealing with the NCAA's selective rules and punishment. I also think it will happen because Texas and USC will grow tired of sharing the wealth with the likes of Iowa St and Utah. This "new independent" league will include the money-makers, not the bottom feeders, so Utah will not be included either. BYU will be excluded because of Sunday play, etc. When the TV deals near completion, watch out.

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    July 23, 2013 10:12 a.m.

    It is time that BYU gets into a conference. If you read about any of the media days in the top 5 conferences, it appears that the top five conferences plus Notre Dame to put together their own NCAA league and break away from the traditional NCAA league. SEC and Big 12 both mentioned it. Apparently their was a meeting with the top 5 leagues to make sure these 60-70 teams only played each other and didn't have to share revenue with most Independents and leagues like the MWC. Forget Jake Heaps. He will be the starter on the last place Jayhawks.

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    July 23, 2013 7:59 a.m.

    Did someone really say they admire Heaps' precision and accuracy? ---that's only true if you count throwing to defenders. He can hit immobile objects very accurately. It is too bad for him they allow players to run around.

    Jake may do good. He definitely has better position coaches who can hopefully get rid of all the errors jake is so prone to make. And I would bet his coach doesn't think a 2 QB system will work even though no other coach has been able to make it a successful strategy.

    Poor kid. Thought he would change BYU. Instead, it started to change him, so he left.

  • loveless center valley, pa
    July 23, 2013 6:44 a.m.

    Jake Heaps was a quarterback for BYU?

  • razorback South Jordan, UT
    July 23, 2013 4:07 a.m.

    he's still Jake Hypes

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    July 23, 2013 2:49 a.m.

    I always thought Heaps had the arm but not the intangibles. Riley Nelson had the heart and some of the intangibles but not the talent to be a successful QB.

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    July 23, 2013 1:56 a.m.

    I wish him the best. He deserves it after the fair weather fans blamed him for the Cougars loss to the U and a mediocre season. Last season was confirmation that BYU did not have their offensive house in order. Hopefully a line full of returning starters that blocked for a backfield that averaged 221 yards per game can pass protect as well. They certainly can't be worse that the 5 lame horses he had blocking for him in 2011.

    I wish him good luck.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    July 23, 2013 12:57 a.m.

    @the 60th rated team in America in 2013 (aka 54-10-hike)

    I have always been critical of Heaps, for wanting to do his playing with his mouth instead of his actions on the field... You can go back and check my comments during the time that he was our QB... I had hoped he had learned to temper that, but based on this article it doesn't appear that he has...

    It's one thing to say stuff when you have a history of stellar performances, it is quite another when your performance has been lacking and you still talk about how good you and your team are...

    Kansas rated to finish last in their conference and he is talking "best backfield in the nation" and an "offense that will be tough to stop"... Sound familiar???

    Seems Utie fans always talk how tough their team is, yet they are still picked to finish at or near the bottom of their conference this year...Again... You would think a lesson would have been learned... I am rooting for y'all though... I'm hoping that this is the year you finally beat a conference team with a winning record.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    July 22, 2013 11:15 p.m.

    I actually gained respect for Heaps when in a press conference at Kansas this past year, he said how much he actually missed being on the BYU campus and the wholesome atmosphere he enjoyed there. I always personally thought he was too cocky with other BYU players and didn't have the leadership qualities he needed to succeed. When you don't have that chemistry with team mates, things go south in a hurry on the field. There was never a doubt that he had a great throwing arm.

    All in all, I wish him luck this year. All the BCS crappola doesn't mean a thing to me if you can't even make it to a bowl game!

    Go Cougars!

  • David Centerville, UT
    July 22, 2013 9:53 p.m.

    I lost confidence in Jake as QB at BYU. Watching him play was painful. Numerous interceptions, jumping over the ball in the end zone at the U of U game (simply embarrassing), walking off the field after throwing an interception in Texas as the interceptor runs by for a tremendous return...all of this caused me to lose confidence. He could have been benched immediately after some of these mistakes. BYU coaches were extremely patient with him.

    The fact that he was finally benched is why he left for Kansas. BYU didn't kick him out of the program. He left because he saw the writing on the wall. Fans had lost confidence. Coaches and teammates had also lost confidence. He had lost his position and didn't want to stick around to try and win it back.

    Best wishes to him. I honestly hope he does great. I don't think his future success should cause any self-doubt among BYU coaches or fans. He simply lost his confidence here.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 22, 2013 9:14 p.m.

    While his coach is telling the media not to expect too much this year, Heaps is telling them that Kansas has one of the best backfields in the country and that their Offense is going to be hard to stop...


    That's because deep down he's still a Cougar!

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    July 22, 2013 8:51 p.m.

    There are things in this article that make me hopeful he learned a few things from his experiences such as actually working in the off season. I wish him well and hope things go his way at KU. It was never about his physical skills or talent. The problems were more mental and attitude. I'm not even sure there weren't some academic issues as well. It's hard to say if Anae could have done more with him-- maybe, maybe not. We'll all see soon enough how things work out with Jake. The film had some bright spots for him but he was wearing the red jersey. He always showed his best work when there was no threat of actually taking a hit. Good luck, Heaps!

    July 22, 2013 8:30 p.m.

    Truthfully the amount of success Heaps has at Kansas doesn't have much to do with the BYU program. The kid had to sit out two years and will have to earn his playing time. If he succeeds it may be because of better coaching or simply because he finally grew up.

    I hope he does well but more often than not, the transfer QB's don't have much impact. Maybe he will be an exception and a whole new round of posts will grace these pages.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    July 22, 2013 7:31 p.m.

    stgtoslc aka english teacher commenting on a sports article:

    The idiom is usually written chomping at the bit, and some people consider this spelling wrong. But chomp can also mean to bite or chew noisily (though chomped things are often eaten, while champed things are not), so chomp at the bit means roughly the same as champ at the bit.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    July 22, 2013 6:34 p.m.

    @StGtoSLC - I stand corrected to my assertion that "champing" is not a word. However, chomping is not only more popularly used, but is in fact a correct, accurate, and grammatically acceptable alternative to champing. It's not like any of the comparative examples you used, because the confused idioms you cited are all simply grammatically incorrect, like my personal favorite, "all the sudden."

    Take luck to Heaps, ;). If he succeeds at Kansas, it's totally because he worked out the mental kinks he was unable to overcome at BYU, and not because of the coaching. Personally, I think the frightened mentality is deep, and I'll be surprised if he overcomes it, but I hope he does.

  • BigCougFan Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 22, 2013 6:33 p.m.

    Good Luck Jake!!! I will cheer for your success where ever you go.. as long as it isn't to U of U. hahaha

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    July 22, 2013 6:16 p.m.

    I wish Jake all the best, and wish he would have stuck around at BYU. He had great mechanics and arm strength. He lacked accuracy, heart and leadership during his two seasons at BYU. Hopefully he's developed both of those.

    I hope cb learns that it's not the quality of conference U are in but the quality of team U are on.

    July 22, 2013 6:12 p.m.

    DSB, "champing at the bit" is an old idiomatic expression, commonly replaced with "chomp," similar to other confused idioms such as "towing the line," ("toeing" is correct), "wetting" one's appetite (whetting), "pouring" something over (poring), "peaked" interest (piqued), and many more.

    July 22, 2013 6:01 p.m.

    LVIS, and "death-nail" is also used about 20 times more commonly than the correct idiom "death knell." But likewise, thank you for the grammar lesson. *rolls eyes in return*

    Regarding the article, I'm not seeing the predictions some of you seem to have found from the article. He expressed his excitement to play under a good coach and with some very athletic players. Would you rather have him discuss how much he was dreading being on possibly the worst team in the conference and should probably just cash it in since the guy before him had similar potential and couldn't get the job done?

    I have a friend who worked at KU when Jake went into their program, and was very pleased with how nice of a guy he was compared to many college football players, and was impressed with his work ethic. I heard similar things from acquaintances I have in BYU's program. The only "entitlement" issues I've heard of seem to be from people who just weren't happy with his play.

    Best of luck to him at KU this year.

  • kfbob SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 22, 2013 5:31 p.m.

    According to several friends that played with Jake at BYU, Jake was lazy. He didn't put the time in the offseason or the weight room. I think that he finally realized that if he wanted respect he would have to earn it. It appears that he has learned that lesson and should be successful at Kansas.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    July 22, 2013 5:30 p.m.

    I hope Heaps can hit the receiver this year, unlike the game I paid big bucks to see in person when they should have defeated Texas and he couldn't throw the ball to an open Apo.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    July 22, 2013 5:29 p.m.

    Being in a BCS conference means nothing. I hear that the PAC 12 even has a team that went 5-7 and did not go to a bowl game last year.

    I fully expect Jake to greatly elevate the level of pay for KU. I would love to see them light up the score board and win a lot of games.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    July 22, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    I know North Dakota may be a perennial Division II powerhouse, but I suspect they'll get manhandled by Kansas. Then, I predict the Heaps supporters will come out en masse to berate the BYU coaching staff for failing Heaps, because they apparently coached him to have debilitating terror of incoming defenders, as well as to throw uncatchable 5-yard bullets, mid-range passes into the ground, and overthrow every long bomb.

    Then Kansas will start playing real BCS teams... Seriously though, I hope Heaps has overcome the mental weaknesses that he, and he alone, failed overcome despite unprecedented opportunity given to him by the BYU coaching staff. Anyone paying attention could see the man-crush was on Heaps until Bronco was probably at risk of losing his job for not replacing the prolonged unproductive Heaps.

    By the way, StGtoSLC, CHAMP is short for CHAMPION, and can't really be turned into a verb by adding "ing" to it. Bits are the pieces inserted into horses' mouths, which they CHOMP on before they get moving, hence the correctly-used term "chomping at the bit." There is no such word as "champing."

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    July 22, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    I wish Mr. Heaps well.

    I wonder if he's been able to shake the fear he had standing in the pocket? If so, he could be pretty good. Kansas football is a fun activity before basketball season.

  • RedBlood Bountiful, UT
    July 22, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    At the end of the day, if Jake performs well on the field and responds positively to a different coaching staff, it will reflect poorly on BYU. Lot's of comments from of BYU fans saying how he'll flop and perform poorly. Hogwash. You don't know. Only time will tell and whether they admit it or not, BYU fans are hopeful he doesn't go out and make the BYU football program look flawed in having mismanaged a talented quarterback. After all, isn't BYU a 'quarterback factory?' Not. Max is enjoying playing north of the border, Beck is a groveling free agent, and Riley has hit the big time at Logan High School. BYU hasn't produced an NFL caliber QB in years and isn't really known for much of anything except that their players are all return missionaries. The trend with the 'other' Utah schools is that they, without question, are out recruiting BYU. Parity is more commonplace among the three schools and BYU's coaching misfortunes are one major reason for that. Jake's story is a perfect example of what bad coaching has done for BYU.

  • DonO Draper, UT
    July 22, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    I hope this kid really excels at Kansas. He's a fine quarterback who deserves great success. He doubtless is very glad to be away from a mediocre 6-6 (at best) 2013 BYU team.

  • LVIS Salt Lake City, UT
    July 22, 2013 4:57 p.m.

    "The expression is "CHAMPING at the bit," not chomping."

    Actually, chomp, which began as a variant of champ, is alive in English while the biting-related sense of champ is dead outside this idiom. In point of fact, chomping at the bit is about 20 times as common as champing at the bit in written language. Champing at the bit can sound funny to people who aren’t familiar with the idiom or the obsolete sense of champ, while most English speakers can infer the meaning of chomping at the bit.

    Still, thank you for the grammar lesson. *rolls eyes*

    July 22, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    "The expression is "CHAMPING at the bit," not chomping."

    Champ is not used outside of this idiom and thus archaic. How many people know it means to bite down? Chomp on the other hand is used outside of the idiom and far more people know it means to bite down. Either is acceptable by most grammar guides.

    'Fellow BCS member University of Utah Utes'

    Ironic that in the last year of the BCS, posers (oops, I think I meant posters) still need to remind people the Utes belong to a BCS conference otherwise readers from BIG12 (Kansas) wouldn't know.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    July 22, 2013 4:52 p.m.

    The only worse decision than going to Kansas would have been going to Utah, both cellar dwellars. Big 12 is far superior to PAC from top to bottom, especially since Utah entered the conference.
    BYU is better off without him. After he gets hit a few times he will get rattled and do the same stuff he did at BYU.

  • BYUtah Fan Herriman, UT
    July 22, 2013 4:29 p.m.

    It is hard to argue with Jake's decision. He left a BYU offense that was heading down the tubes. Every coach he played for, except one, is now gone. He may indeed have seen the handwriting on the wall and decided to salvage what was left of his college eligibility. He wasn't much of a QB at BYU. But that may not have been his fault.

  • RepresentBlue West Jordan, UT
    July 22, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    Somewhere there is a drive-thru line that gets backed up every time a new BYU article appears on Deseret News.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 22, 2013 4:24 p.m.

    Lincoln City, OR

    When Jake was becoming a Cougar, Cougar "fan" loved the Iggy's press conference. Now he's a Jayhawk they call it "promotional advertising work." Typical.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 22, 2013 3:59 p.m.

    Heaps is a good QB and as it turns out now - in a much better situation at Kansas in the Big12 and a BCS conference. BYU is the loser from all this. Robert Anae would have made Jake an all American.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    July 22, 2013 3:50 p.m.

    As a BYU fan I hope Jake has a great year. Wish it could have been better at BYU, but just never seemed to get on track. Good luck Jake!

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    July 22, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    Chrissy, what bowl game again did your BCS utes play in last year?

  • Jeff29 Draper, UT
    July 22, 2013 3:43 p.m.

    This is one BYU fan who hopes Jake does well. I remember the first time I saw him throw a pass in a game and my jaw hit the floor; his delivery, precision and velocity are amazing. Was/is he a coddled, prima-donna? Of course he is! That's what you generally get with the #1 QB prospect and one of the most hyped high school players in the country. For whatever reason, the coaches at BYU didn't understand that and/or could not manage that. I'm sure his attitude what not much different than Jim McMahon, or even Ty Detmer (we just didn't hear as much about them because of the differences in media coverage).

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    July 22, 2013 3:34 p.m.

    How can you get better than the trip/flip over the fumbled football in the inzone?

    the guy was a joke going against Mountain west "talent"....imagine the "deer in head lights" when he actually faces legit BCS talent on a weekly basis.

  • ISLANDA Stansbury Park, ut
    July 22, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    @Chris B so you're saying its better to in AQ confrence at the bottom of the barrel like how Utah will be this next decade with the pac 12 is that what you're saying just like how Kansas is the at the bottom of Big 12? Thats how I smell it.

  • Thinkman Provo, UT
    July 22, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    I wish Jake great success. Not sure what, if any good he would have done with BYU's sputtering offense last year that had much to do with playing a QB with a broken back!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    July 22, 2013 2:54 p.m.

    Hard to believe it's been two years since Jake Heaps was here. I hope in that time he hasn't forgotten how to act entitled, run away from fumbles, etc.

    July 22, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    The expression is "CHAMPING at the bit," not chomping.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    July 22, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    He has poor decision making skills so I would not expect much from Kansas.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    July 22, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    Some things never change... You can rotate the player into different colleges and their football teams, but you still have the same player with the same character traits... If Heaps doesn't go into Promotional Advertising Work he's missing his calling... I had thought that he had learned to let his "play" do the talking and not his "mouth", but apparently not...

    We'll see soon enough if his words can match his footwork and his passing...

    I always liked Heaps when he was at BYU... I thought that he would be good to outstanding his Junior and Senior years with a "redshirt year" between his Sophomore and Junior Seasons... So I personally hope that he proves me right...

    I just wish that he would learn how to manage expectations better... While his coach is telling the media not to expect too much this year, Heaps is telling them that Kansas has one of the best backfields in the country and that their Offense is going to be hard to stop... He just gave every locker room an article to hang on the bulletin board before their scheduled game with the Kansas Jayhawks... Big Mistake (with a capital BM).

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 22, 2013 2:02 p.m.

    The Big 12 is a prestigious conference indeed.

    Best wishes Jake.


    Fellow BCS member University of Utah Utes

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 22, 2013 2:00 p.m.

    Apparently Heaps decided a floundering Kansas program was a better place to end his career and a better chance at preparing him for the NFL than his previous university.

    Can't say I blame him.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    July 22, 2013 2:00 p.m.

    I still feel Jake was mismanaged here at BYU. He seems to be a coddled, arrogant player in some respects (press conference out of high school) but I think he has a great arm and great potential. Bronco had that mancrush on Riley. I hope things pan out for Jake.