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George Whitfield doesn’t think fans should jump off the Sooners’ “plane”

by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: October 5, 2012
Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Landry Jones is your pilot. I’ll let him tell the rest in his words.

“Just sit down and buckle your seat belt. It’s a long flight. The guy is going to fly this plane for another two, three more months through many more battles.

“They hit a little turbulence last weekend but I wouldn’t bail off the plane. They’re going to have a great season. It was one tough loss to a very, very talented team and anything’s going to happen down the stretch. Everything’s relative and I think all the excitement about the loss speaks to people’s expectations about Landry and the team which in a weird way is a positive that they expected an awful lot.

“He’s one brilliant performance from being right back. Fans are fans and they’re kind of going to live and die with them. I can’t really fault Sooners fans but I would just say … we’ve got many more games to play and you’ve got one of the best at his position leading the charge. I think everybody’s just got to inhale and exhale and get ready to tailgate for the next game.”

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by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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