Found September 25, 2012 on
Rumors and Rants:
After the Oklahoma Sooners’ 24-19 defeat to Kansas State on Saturday, I got to briefly revel in the awesomeness that is Collin Klein before finding myself in the position of defending OU quarterback Landry Jones. Midwest Sports Fans’ Jerod Morris took himself a road trip to Norman to watch the game and mentioned how some OU fans were calling for four-year starting senior Jones to be benched.
One can understand the fans’ frustration, though it’s a little extreme since losing to Bill Snyder and The Power That Is Collin Klein is, some might say, inevitable. But calling for Jones’ benching in favor of back up Blake Bell? That’s more than a little extreme.
Against Kansas State, Jones was 28 for 43 passing for 298 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also averaged 6.9 yards per attempt. Definitely not a bad game, for most quarterbacks, but these numbers were more or less on average with Jones’ career too. It was a bad game to be sure, but there is no statistical proof that Jones...
BEST OF MAXIM
College football fans are the best, aren’t they?
Our friend Jerod Morris of Midwest Sports Fans is doing a four-week college football road trip sponsored by La Quinta (which is sponsoring this post), and his first stop was in Norman last weekend to watch Oklahoma lose to Kansas State.
In his recap of the game, (and he has plenty of cool pics and videos for you to check out),...
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones thinks the Sooners are still in the national championship race, although he acknowledges he'll have to play better for them to have a chance.
Jones has accepted most of the blame for No. 16 Oklahoma's 24-19 home loss to Kansas State on Saturday, after he fumbled to give the Wildcats one touchdown and threw a momentum-killing interception...
NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated caught up with quarterback Landry Jones to get his thoughts on his struggles the other night and what has to change.
Landry Jones critical mistakes against the Kansas State Wildcats show the senior’s season hopes of a championship are just too far-reaching. Jones’ first turnover came near his own goal line, when he was hit by K-State’s Justin Tuggle which jarred free the ball allowing the Cats to pick up a 7-3 lead and most of the momentum for the rest of the game.Jones is not solely to...
NORMAN, Okla. — Head coach Bob Stoops met briefly with the media Wednesday evening for the last interview session this week, and Sooners Illustrated has some interesting discussion.
NORMAN, Okla. — Cornerback Aaron Colvin met up with Sooners Illustrated this week to talk about how the team's responding.
The first leg in my four-week college football road trip sponsored by La Quinta featured a lot of history.
Unfortunately for the 2012 Oklahoma Sooners and their fans, the history that was made on Saturday night was of the ignominious kind as the 6th-ranked Sooners lost 24-19 to the 15th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats.
How rare was Oklahoma’s whimper of a performance in front of...
NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated caught up with fullback Trey Millard to ask him how they'll get back on track and more.
We should probably just give Monday Medicine to our wallets after how big of a dump our picks took this weekend, but we'll get to that later. After watching their Sooners collapse at home against conference rival Kansas State we're filling a prescription for Oklahoma fans. Enjoy Lil Joe Robinson taking this punt to the house to cap off a perfect 1974 season for one of...
NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated caught up with defensive end David King to get his thoughts on a devastating loss and more.
NORMAN, Okla. — Free safety Tony Jefferson bounced back from a high-ankle sprain with a 14-tackle performance the other night against Kansas State, but the Sooners still lost despite that. Nonetheless, he displayed his leadership out there, and Sooners Illustrated caught up with him to discuss that this week as well as his health.
NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated caught up with defensive tackle Jamarkus McFarland this week to see how the team is bouncing back.
After a bye week that hopefully has given key players in Joe Bergeron and Jordan Hicks an opportunity to heal from injuries, the days are counting down before Texas treks to Stillwater, Oklahoma and an early-conference showdown against Mike Gundy's Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Once upon a time this series was decidedly in favor of the (burnt) orange as Texas won games going away...
Dancing in the Ruins
We're in the same boat on the same sea, and we're sailing south on the same breeze.
After Oklahoma's loss to Kansas State on Saturday, the Sooners find themselves in the same position as USC with dwindling chances of winning a BCS title this season. (Dr. Saturday)
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones takes the blame for the Sooners...
Matt Barkley has slipped back into the pack and Montee Ball has fallen off the board completely. Landry Jones? You can probably take him off the list, too. Same with Tyler Wilson.
All the preseason hype is pretty much out the window. The Heisman Trophy race starts now and it's about results, not hype.
Barkley could still climb back into the race, he's got the talent and...