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OU football: Landry Jones thinks he has gotten better

The Sooners' quarterback played just one series in Saturday's spring game, but feels like he and the team have improved this spring.
by Jason Kersey Published: April 15, 2012

OU quarterback Landry Jones played just one series in Saturday's spring game before being pulled out by co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel.

Jones is returning for his fourth season as OU's starting quarterback — he became the starter as a redshirt freshman after Sam Bradford was injured — and there was no need to risk injury Saturday.

Still, Jones took questions from the media following the scrimmage and talked about backup quarterback Blake Bell, Drew Allen and Kendal Thompson, his limited action Saturday and the spring as a whole.

What did you think of the backup quarterbacks?

“I thought they did great. Kendal at the very end put together a nice little drive. Drew and Blake obviously did a great job leading the team and putting us in good situations, so I thought all-in-all it was a pretty positive scrimmage.”

Did you know you would only get one series coming in?

“No, I didn't know how much I would play. I didn't know what Coach Heupel wanted me to do today. After that first series, I figured it might be coming close for me to be done. (Heupel) just came over to me and said, ‘Go to the sidelines and coach those guys up.'”

Are you where you want to be going into the summer?

“I think we are. I think we made a lot of strides during spring for sure, just in the offensive line and guys coming together a little bit more. I thought we were moving in the right direction.”

How do you think your play is right now compared to the beginning of the spring?

“I think I've gotten better, just as far as getting in the offense more and going through my reads and taking care of the ball. I'm moving around in the pocket a little bit better than I feel like I had been in the past. That's been a focus for me in the spring for sure.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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