BYU coaches wanted Jake Heaps to come back

Perhaps nobody at BYU took the decision by sophomore Jake Heaps to transfer harder than offensive coordinator Brandon Doman.

Doman invested a lot of time recruiting Heaps, building a relationship with him, and developing him as a quarterback.

After the Cougars held their first practice Monday in preparation for the Armed Forces Bowl against Tulsa on Dec. 30 (10 a.m., MT, ESPN), both Doman and coach Bronco Mendenhall answered questions about Heaps' decision to leave the program.

Both said they wanted him to remain in Provo.

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