Q&A: OU's Dynamic Duo of Ryan Broyles and Landry Jones

by Michael Baldwin Published: August 29, 2011

Ryan Broyles compiled solid stats his redshirt freshman year when Sam Bradford was winning the Heisman Trophy. But it was when Landry Jones took over as the starting quarterback when Bradford was injured in 2009 that Broyles' career really took off.

With Jones as the starter, Broyles has compiled 220 catches for 2,742 yards and 29 touchdowns the past two seasons. This season, there is a new variable, a new offensive coordinator. Jones and Broyles are confident OU's offense will continue to compile big numbers.

You connected for 131 catches for 1,622 yards and 14 touchdowns. Is it realistic to think you could improve on those stats?

Jones: I think we can improve. On the road we didn't play as well on offense as we did at home. Me and Ryan see some of the mental mistakes we made on the field. There are always things to clean up in the game of football. There are always things to get better at.

Broyles: I feel there are more balls to be thrown.

But if defenses try to double team Broyles more often, more passes could be thrown to Kenny Stills and the other receivers.

Broyles: I understand that. It comes down to play calls and the way the defense runs their defense. But it's really not about numbers. It's about winning the big game this year.

Jones: Whether you run it in or throw to score, it really doesn't matter to me as along as we score and we score more than the other guys.

by Michael Baldwin
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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