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OU report card: Sooner defensive tackles, Landry Jones' demeanor get high marks

BY BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writer, btramel@opubco.com Modified: September 12, 2010 at 7:17 am •  Published: September 11, 2010

LANDRY JONES' DEMEANOR: A

After being under the gun all week in the market of public opinion, Jones responded with a superb game and no change in his attitude. Play historically well or extremely poor, Jones still goes about his business like he's ordering a cherry limeade at Sonic.

KICK COVERAGE: A

FSU's vaunted Greg Reid returned just two punts, for six yards total, and OU didn't sacrifice yardage — Tress Way averaged 52.3 yards on his three punts. Plus, the Seminoles had no kickoff return longer than 19 yards.

PATRIOTISM: D

Even on 9/11, even with a special request from OU president David Boren that reminded of why the national anthem ends with "home of the brave," fans by the tens of thousands yelled, "home of the Sooners." What will it take? Oh well, there's always the Air Force game.

AUXILIARY PERSONNEL: A

Ryan Broyles and DeMarco Murray didn't shoulder all the load. Cameron Kenney, Trent Ratterree and James Hanna caught touchdown passes, all on exceptional plays, and 12 receivers in all made catches.

PATRICK O'HARA: C

O'Hara missed one of his six extra points and his only field-goal try longer than 39 yards (a 44-yarder). O'Hara did nail 39- and 38-yarders, so maybe hope floats.

DEFENSIVE TACKLES: A

Casey Walker, Stacy McGee, Adrian Taylor and Jamarkus McFarland totaled just seven assists and no solo tackles, but Florida State found no openings between the tackles, despite a veteran offensive line.


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