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Doesn't it just seem like Bob Stoops breeds Heisman Trophy-caliber quarterbacks down at Oklahoma?
Landry Jones could be next on a list of names that include Sooners greats Sam Bradford, Jason White, and Josh Heupel (runner-up)—all Bob Stoops' products.
After filling in for 2008 Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford for a considerable amount of time in his freshman season, Jones has continued to thrive in the offensive juggernaut that is the Oklahoma offense. In his first two seasons at OU, Jones has thrown 64 touchdowns and shows no signs of slowing down. It's conceivable that he will finish his Sooners career with more than 100 passing touchdowns.
The thing I like about Jones most, and it has been a common theme with OU quarterbacks throughout the years, is his ability to throw on the move. Oklahoma, liking to roll the pocket out frequently, calls for a mobile quarterback who can make decisions while on the run. Jones has proven very capable.
He has been battle-tested throughout a tough Big 12 schedule in two-plus seasons at the helm of the Oklahoma offense, too. Last year en route to a New Year's Day victory in the Fiesta Bowl against Connecticut, Jones passed for 4,718 yards.
If he wants to step into Heisman immortality, he will first have to start with a tough opening game this 2011 season at Florida State.