Jake Heaps sits the second half as the Jayhawks get dismantled by Oklahoma State

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  • rushfari@isu.edu Pocatello, ID
    Nov. 12, 2013 1:38 p.m.

    I write for the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello and many people told me during those dark first few games that maybe we shouldn't be reporting so much on local boy Taysom Hill's foibles. Now I'm hearing that we should cover him even more.

    I'll be one of two reporters in Provo covering Taysom against his hometown college team this Saturday. I'm guessing I'll have a lot of good stuff to write about this time.

    I'm 57 and have lived long enough to do a lot of cool stuff, but standing on the turf at LaVell Edwards Stadium this weekend, interviewing Bronco and Taysom and the rest of the Cougars -- well -- this will be a top-five moment.

  • royalblue Alpine, UT
    Nov. 11, 2013 6:26 p.m.

    Jake is a good passer who's afraid to take a hit. For his sake, it's probably best that he won't be taking his talents to the next level.

    Nov. 11, 2013 6:02 p.m.

    @Horrible Stumper - the DN covered Heaps all through his sit-out year and leading up to this season while his coach was full of hope and praise for him. And, if he was tearing up the gridiron, I suspect there would be twice the number of stories about him. Still, I agree it's time to let him go and leave him alone. The DN won't do so, and shouldn't do so, until there is no more interest from their readers. You read and commented, and so did I and many others, so you can bet there will be another story next week.

  • Horrible Stumper Hyrum, UT
    Nov. 11, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    Time for the Deseret News and BYU fans to show some class and let the kid alone. I wonder if we would be seeing these weekly updates if Jake was doing well and leading Kansas to a national championship? Probably not. So back off, let him have his career with out everyone pointing out his inadequacies. Personally I hope he goes on to have a great career, as I would wish any athlete participating in inter-collegiate sports. Grow up and get some class.

  • relientk Saratoga Springs, UT
    Nov. 11, 2013 4:15 p.m.

    Enough with these articles. Glad he's not in Provo anymore, but leave the kid alone.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Nov. 11, 2013 3:18 p.m.

    @ souptwins and U Reb:

    You two are funny. You ask the DN not to print more Jake Heaps stories by contending there's not enough reader interest. Yet both of you prove your own interest by being some of the first ones to read and comment about this subject. Seems to display a bit of irony. The Deseret News will continue printing about whatever subjects readers show the most interest in... just what you two are currently showing.

  • 1978 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 11, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    When Heaps commited to BYU he was a 5 star recruit and he was able to get two 4 start recruits, Ross Apo and Zac Stout to come with him.

    Yet Taysom Hill, Cody Hoffman and Spencer Hadley a 3 star and two 2 star recruits playing in those same positions are the ones performing in college.

    This is why when I hear people thump their chest about getting so many 4 or 5 star recruits I just typically yawn.

    Nov. 11, 2013 2:49 p.m.

    I agree the weekly updates on Heaps' decline seems like piling on, but there is an interest level the DN would be neglectful to ignore. Believe it or not, newspapers - even sports sections - exist to provide news of interest to its readers. Should the DN stop printing articles about the debacle of Obamacare because we already know about the lies and the rollout fiasco, and any more is just piling on and destroying the credibility of our president?

    Heaps stepped into an arena that garners public attention, and the DN as a news outlet has an obligation to satisfy its readership. They do this by printing stories of interest to their readers. In fact, many of these posts merely confirm that - even to those who dislike the coverage - this is a storyline that interests people.

    I suspect if there were no comments to articles about Heaps, DN would assume there is no interest and stop covering him. Stop eating items from the menu you don't like.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 11, 2013 2:27 p.m.

    I must admit that these weekly updates are a bit sick. Do I look on EPSN each week to see how Heaps did? Yes. But it is a bit odd for the Deseret News to keep slapping the guy in the face.

  • UteMiguel Go Utes, CA
    Nov. 11, 2013 2:24 p.m.

    I don't think any QB would have much success on that Kansas team.

  • Unreconstructed Reb Chantilly, VA
    Nov. 11, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    Stop it. There's absolutely no reason for these weekly updates on Jake Heaps, a young man with no current connection to sports in Utah. I wish the kid well, it's too bad it didn't work better for him in Provo, and we've all gone our separate ways. At this point the weekly bulletins just feel like kicking him when he's down.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Nov. 11, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    I just read the headline and would kindly ask the DNews to leave this kid alone. There's no reason to keep his sad decline in Utah papers. I was never a defender when he played here and see no reason to defend him now but certainly see no reason to make sure everyone knows just how far he's fallen. It just seems warped somehow. Good luck Jake!

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Nov. 11, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    He's got a great arm. But I think BYU was smart fielding Riley in his place. Riley saved the season.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Nov. 11, 2013 9:29 a.m.

    I guess everyone was optimistic for Jake. Seems like things just never worked out for him.

  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    Nov. 11, 2013 9:17 a.m.

    It is too bad what has happened with Jake Heaps. However, his experience now helps you understand his experience at BYU.

    Isnt he just a Junior in eligibility? I hope he has a good academnic major. It appears that he will need it.

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    Nov. 10, 2013 9:18 p.m.

    I feel badly for Jake. He seems like a good kid and a good athlete. Not sure what the issue is.