Keeping up with Jones
All eyes will be on QB Landry Jones, who started 10 games last season in place of the injured Sam Bradford. The sophomore threw far too many interceptions — a Big 12-worst 14 that included 10 in road games — but he also showed poise at times, threw for a school-record six TDs against Tulsa and had a great bowl game.
He won’t be helped by a void at receiver — outside of the proven and explosive Ryan Broyles, who tied a school mark with 15 touchdowns last season — and the lack of an experienced tight end. And if Jones slips up, will Stoops look to redshirt freshman Drew Allen or first-year freshman Blake Bell, who has spent just two seasons at quarterback after playing defensive end like his uncle did for 12 NFL seasons?