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BY DAVID UBBEN, Staff Writer, Modified: November 2, 2009 at 8:15 am •  Published: November 2, 2009
How good can Landry Jones be?

If the way he finished Saturday’s 42-30 win over Kansas State is any indication, he could be the next in a long line of great Oklahoma quarterbacks under Bob Stoops.

Jones completed his final 14 passes on a pair of touchdown drives. He finished the game with 294 yards and four touchdowns while completing over 70 percent of his passes.

"He definitely got hot,” said offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. "He’s playing well, within himself. He did have a few glitches, but the mistakes he made he didn’t haunt us with a huge mistake forcing a ball he shouldn’t throw.”

Jones did not have a turnover against Kansas State, and though Saturday was just his fifth career start, has thrown for 1,657 yards and 17 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Though its too early to definitely anoint Jones, stretches like the one he had Saturday show promise of his development into a much better than average quarterback.

How has the criticized offensive line developed?

For the first time this season, Oklahoma started the same offensive line in two consecutive games.

"We have got some continuity of the style of offense we’re running and with the similar sets of players,” Wilson said. "That’s helped out.”

Wilson said he felt good about Trent Williams at left tackle, Stephen Good at left guard and Ben Habern at center. Brody Eldridge has replaced the injured Brian Simmons at right guard, but the only real competition has been at right tackle, where Jarvis Jones and Cory Brandon have competed to start at what Wilson called his offense’s weakest position.

Brandon has started over the LSU transfer the past two weeks, but Wilson said the competition would continue.


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