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Will third school offer the charm for Miami’s Jake Heaps?

Jake Heaps

Miami needs a quarterback to step up in a big way in 2014. After losing Ryan Williams to an ACL injury this spring, the addition of Jake Heaps from Kansas spoke volumes about that stability at the position this season. Looking for a clean slate to work with, Heaps looking forward to seeing what he can do with the Hurricanes.

“They’re all great guys, highly motivated,” Heaps said in a story posted by The Miami Herald. “They have high aspirations for what they think they could be. It just makes me want to give everything I have to make this season a successful one.”

Miami has been improving under head coach Al Golden, but the program is still a good ways away form being a perennial ACC contender that could challenge Florida State or Clemson. Heaps may not be a player that will make that kind of difference, but having a quarterback who feels comfortable with the offensive style Miami wants to use could have its benefits at some point.

“The offense at UM is similar to different things I’ve done in the past,” Heaps said. “[It’s similar to] the offense I ran at BYU my first year and in some ways the offense I came to run at Kansas, as far as making protection calls and changes at the line.”

Heaps is ready to embrace a fresh start. After things turned south at BYU, Heaps moved to Kansas. Things never really got going there either though. He may not be the most skilled or athletic quarterback option out there, but as long as he can stay healthy and let his teammates help carry the load around him, Miami could end up offering the opportunity Heaps has been waiting for.

Third time’s the charm, right?

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8 Responses to “Will third school offer the charm for Miami’s Jake Heaps?”
  1. 35longmiles says: Jun 21, 2014 12:31 PM

    Yeah, 27 QB’s on the roster is always a good sign.
    -Canon Smith

  2. psly2124 says: Jun 21, 2014 3:16 PM

    Miami the home of the 6 win season

  3. canetic says: Jun 21, 2014 3:36 PM

    Can’t argue with six wins — FAMU, Ark St., Duke, NC, Va, and Pitt/Cincy. Wake me when it’s 2015.

  4. thehawg says: Jun 21, 2014 11:36 PM

    Look at the picture of Jake Heaps throwing the football. His hand should be on the laces. That should be easily corrected.

  5. mcjon22 says: Jun 22, 2014 9:41 AM

    How do people sell the ‘Miami has been improving under Al Golden’ angle?

    His record over the past 2 seasons is worse then Randy Shannon’s during his last 2 seasons as head coach.

    With another 6-7 win season on tap, maybe, how can anyone say with a straight face Miami is heading in the right direction?

  6. onbucky96 says: Jun 22, 2014 9:44 AM

    Remember when Da U mattered. Kind of like Notre Dame, how do they still have their own page here?

  7. canetic says: Jun 22, 2014 10:58 AM

    Like Ohio St. matters? Outside the Big 10 they are a punching bag and national joke.

  8. mogogo1 says: Jun 23, 2014 11:10 AM

    In Heap’s defense, Charlie Weis is doing nothing to turn KU around. A guy could have actual talent and look horrible under Weis. When KU hired him I didn’t think they’d go all that far but nobody could predict they’d basically see zero improvement under Weis. That’s got to be one of the most disappointing hires in history.

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