As training camp began at Oklahoma, quarterback Landry Jones had only one receiver present who had ever caught one of his passes before in a game.
That hasn't kept one of the NCAA's most productive passers ever from another prolific season.
Plugging transfers and freshmen into the lineup, the 14th-ranked Sooners (8-2, 6-1 Big 12) are averaging 334 yards passing. That puts them eighth in the nation, even though four other teams from the pass-happy Big 12 are in front of them.
That includes No. 22 Oklahoma State (7-3, 5-2), the Sooners' opponent this Saturday in the Bedlam rivalry game.
Junior Kenny Stills was the only returning receiver available after All-American Ryan Broyles departed for the NFL and coach Bob Stoops suspended three others - Kameel Jackson, Trey Franks and Jaz Reynolds. Jackson decided to transfer, but questions about when the others might return from suspension have faded away as their replacements have made them afterthoughts.
Senior Justin Brown filled one ...