Originally posted on Double Coverage Football  |  Last updated 9/28/12
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When Oklahoma signed Artesia, New Mexico quarterback Landry Jones in 2008, the Sooners faithful thought they had a sure thing on their hands. The four-star recruit was ranked #6 nationally by Rivals.com, and had fans in Norman dreaming of Heismans and BCS Championships with another elite signal caller. Those dreams only grew stronger when Jones stepped in for Sam Bradford in 2009 and threw for over 3,000 yards and 26 TDs, leading the Sooners to a win over Stanford in the Sun Bowl. The Legend of Landry grew in the 2010 campaign, when Jones threw for 4,718 yards and 38 TDs, leading the Sooners to a win over UConn in the Fiesta Bowl and ending the program's five-game BCS bowl losing streak. The 2011 Sooners had a clear path to the title game and high expectations, but despite more jawdropping passing statistics Jones still couldn't get them over the hump. They rose to #1 in the country before falling to Texas Tech at home, and after the rest of the country seemingly conspired to lo...
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