Jake Heaps' passing game non-existent in Saturday's rough loss to Oklahoma

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  • Hey Baby Franklin, IN
    Oct. 21, 2013 4:08 p.m.

    Mildred predicts he will win the Heisman

    Oct. 21, 2013 3:58 p.m.

    I wonder if Jake Heaps' daddy has already started preparing the excuses, accusations, and next transfer.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 21, 2013 3:56 p.m.

    Jake is a good guy. And, contrary to what so many say, he has had PLENTY of good coaching. Drilling passes at Apo's feet, failing to make the reads, and not willing to make hits or runs when needed are all on Jake. He has all the skills but has not learned to make the plays in a game...and if he makes all the right moves in practice, you can't blame the coaches. I hope Jake figures it out this year and does well the rest of this year and next. Replacing him is a joke -- he's got few players around him.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 21, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    @Cinci May - I was right with you until your claim that BYU coaches have "lessened the talent of more than one QB." Which QB's are you talking about? Max Hall? John Beck? Why do you think their NFL careers have gone nowhere, but they excelled in college? They really don't have what it takes to excel in the NFL, but a good system and good coaching got the most out of them in college. Same with Riley Nelson. Not a tremendous talent, but I think BYU got the most out of him that was available. Taysom Hill seems to make vast improvements every week, and is starting to look very good as a sophomore. I don't think he's just doing it on his own. The whole idea that BYU coaches ruin great QB's is a fallacy.

    Heaps was a great high school QB, and apparently a great college practice QB, but has not shown he can excel with the bigger, faster boys of college football in real gametime situations.

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    Oct. 21, 2013 2:46 p.m.

    I was a big fan of Jake Heaps at BYU, until he seemed to turn into a QB who couldn't hit his target, and if he did, it was thrown too hard to handle. Mostly, his passes were too high, too low, too much in front, or too much behind, and ALL were thrown without finesse. I wanted him to sit a year, and come back to BYU this year. If he had, we wouldn't have the QB draw-scramble-sweep as the main play. But, if he hadn't worked on his technique and accuracy in the year off, we'd be where we are anyway, with a lousy offensive scheme. I think BYU's offensive line would have given him better protection, but I cannot assure anyone that the offensive coaches would have helped him get good enough for BYU to win. They have lessened the talent of more than one QB. Good luck to Jake going forward. Go Cougars!!!

  • 1978 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 21, 2013 1:43 p.m.

    I have a feeling that if Jake Heaps were BYU's starting quarterback instead of Taysom Hill that the BYU - Houston game would have had a completely different outcome.

    I really do wish Jake well. But the fact is that he has great technique and practices well - but in game situations he just doesn't perform.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Oct. 21, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    Who cares?

  • jpjazz Sandy, UT
    Oct. 21, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    Gotta feel for Jake Heaps, this is not good news. 16 yards passing offence! There is growing sentiment in Lawrence to play red shirt freshman Montell Cozart over Heaps. Time for Jake to get a degree and move on with his life, sounds all too familiar..

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 21, 2013 12:02 p.m.

    Heaps is a great talent. The problem in his entire career is he's never had very good talent surrounding him. Certainly not enough good talent to make up a great team or beat top 10 opponents or anything like that.

    I still wish him the best and imagine he will land somewhere in the NFL in a couple years.