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BYU football: As ex-star Jake Heaps leaves Kansas, might he return to BYU?

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Former BYU football star Jake Heaps transferred from the Cougars program after two years and went to Kansas--thanks to a recruit by the name of Taysom Hill who went on to prominence in Provo. Now comes the report that Heaps is leaving Kansas after becoming the starter last year--once his job had been wrested for him at spring camp--and BYU's depth chart at QB is in question.

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Does Heaps’ ability to play right away due to his graduation at KU mean that he might come back to Provo? Heaps hasn’t ruled anything out---nor has he commented publicly on where his next school will be.

One thing is for certain: Heaps kind of knows the BYU offense, having played in it for two years--although the style is clearly more uptempo than what he can recall. And, with the Cougars’ current depth chart at quarterback looking more like a roster of has-beens and wannabes after Billy Green decided to transfer, is it even possible to consider such a far-fetched notion?

Heaps threw for just three touchdowns against 10 interceptions for the Kansas Jayhawks and coach Charlie Weis last season--hardly a ringing endorsement for the BYU coaching staff to consider bringing him back into the fold. But, with the Cougars poised to make a run at an undefeated season and perhaps the BCS playoffs, might it be the perfect time to give the once-embattled prodigal son Heaps a second chance?

The chance of BYU bringing Heaps back to a highly successful Cougars program that has flourished since it installed a new system under Robert Anae--who brought the fast-paced offense back with him from Arizona where he learned it--is slim.

But, when you consider that Anae himself was once cast off from Provo--then found his way back to Provo after learning under Rich Rodriguez at Arizona how to make an offense click--then you know anything is possible. So, like anything else in life, and especially at BYU, we would all be wise to consider the possibility--because quarterbacks aren't exactly a dime a dozen in Provo.

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