Dick Harmon: Class of 2010 college football quarterbacks, including Jake Heaps, have enjoyed mixed success

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  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 6, 2014 1:13 a.m.

    Hope Heaps gets a good education at Kansas. He's going to have to excel in something else besides football.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 5, 2014 12:24 a.m.

    I think that BYU is in a relatively good QB situation right now. We need to improve our line, and I think that will come with time. We also desperately need some DBs that can stay healthy.

  • GD Syracuse, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 11:06 p.m.

    This is the best article for a stud quarterback to red shirt one year and then be the backup for the next year. Play two or three years after that. Kids get pushed to early.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 8:45 p.m.

    Heaps was awful at Kansas this year, no way to sugar coat it.

  • Eliot Genola, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 2:27 p.m.

    BYU already has a big time QB. Taysom Hill had an outstanding sophomore year and should only get better in the next couple of years.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 12:49 p.m.

    I can't wait until we land another bigtime QB at BYU!

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Jan. 4, 2014 12:12 p.m.

    I really enjoyed the article. What seems to make some players great is who they play with and who they play against and who is in front of them on the depth chart. There are also a lot of character qualities like leadership that are hard to quantify. I think the problem with many of these internet rating services is that they rely solely on statistics and anecdotal material from local sports writers. They're not really scouting anyone to see how they would actually perform at the next level.

    We keep falling for it though. As signing day approaches fans will crow about how their team just landed some "number one rated player" who hasn't played a snap but is a front runner for the Heisman Trophy according to scout.com.

  • I'll call it Ogden, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 8:21 a.m.

    I sure enjoy the 'local player' updates.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Jan. 4, 2014 7:49 a.m.

    Good article. Hype does not a great player make. Where was Ziggy and Van Noy ranked? How about Alex Smith? Young? Detmer? McMahon?

    Making the jump from HS to College is huge. College to Pros? Bigger. Lots of posters on this site count stars as if they were meaningful.

    Jake Heaps was a sad story, from his signing press conference to his classless departure. I don't wish him ill, but I do believe we have to earn our stripes. Heaps was anointed by the press and circumstances put him in the game way too early.

    Still, I wish no player ill. We all love to see our players succeed.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 8:09 p.m.

    And yet we'll hear all the hype in a few years when BYU lands the next Ben Olson or Jake Heaps.