Oklahoma football: Landry Jones breaks no new ground with ESPN
Landry Jones went on ESPN’s College Football Live last week, and it made me feel good. Jones was no more revealing with the ESPN crew than he is with us back here in Oklahoma. The Sooner quarterback is nothing if not bland.
Which is part of what exasperates OU fans so much. They want their quarterback to be fiery and emotional and a rah-rah leader. The tall, quiet types don’t get people as excited.
But you’ve got to hand it to Jones. He’s not plastic. He’s not a fraud. He is what he is.
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Jones’ decision to return for a fifth year in Norman certainly is great news for the Sooners, even if some are anxious – and idiotic — to see new blood running the OU offense.
I thought it would be 50-50 on Jones returning, but the idea that it’s always about money doesn’t wash with a guy like Jones. He really is different. He has different values, a different mindset.
Remember the old notion that the one thing money can’t buy is your senior in college? That’s true. Some guys don’t belong on a campus, some guys have grown tired of a campus and some guys thrive and enjoy a campus. If you’re in the latter category, I’d think long and hard about leaving early for the NFL. Life gets here soon enough.
Anyway, Jones is not any more fired up or downcast than he ever was when addressing the media last season.
He answered questions about replacing Ryan Broyles, OU’s disappointing finish to the 2011 season, how much the Belldozer helped, his relationship with Blake Bell and where the Sooners fit in the big picture.
No new ground is broken. But it should be comforting that when anyone talks to the Oklahoma quarterback for the next 11 months, they’ll be talking to Landry Jones.
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