Oklahoma football: Landry Jones’ Texas legacy
Landry Jones’ status is like a volatile stock market. Up, down. Up, down. One week, OU fans want him benched; the next week, Landry shows you why he was considered a first-round draft pick. One week, he’s clearly the reason the Sooners lost; the next week, he’s setting more significant records.
Which brings us to Texas Week. Coming off a 41-20 rout of Texas Tech, Landry is back on the positive side of the scale. With a chance to do something even greater in the annals of Sooner football.
Landry can join the exclusive 3-0 Club against Texas. Landry has started two straight victories over the Longhorns. He lost that 2009 game, 16-13, but Landry didn’t start that game. Sam Bradford started and was knocked out in the first half. So, right or wrong, that game goes on Bradford’s slate.
In OU history, here are the quarterbacks who are 3-0 against Texas: Jimmy Harris, Steve Davis, Jamelle Holieway. All were national championship quarterbacks, a status Landry isn’t likely to achieve. And yes, Landry is lucky to have caught the Longhorns during a downswing, much like Harris did.
Holieway and Davis swept good but not great Texas teams. Which is sort of a self-fulfilling definition. Lose the OU-Texas game, and by definition you’re not great.
But still, a 3-0 record against Texas would be a solid niche in Landry’s belt.
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