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BY DAVID UBBEN, Staff Writer, dubben@opubco.com Published: October 26, 2009
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Where is Sam Bradford’s place in Oklahoma history?

He’ll easily go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks and players. While he never got the national championship he coveted — enough to turn down perhaps over $40 million — he earned the fifth Heisman Trophy in school history, and shattered nearly every single-season school record doing it.

The play before Brigham Young’s Coleby Clawson derailed Bradford’s encore, he broke Jason White’s school record for career passing yards.

So, what happens now?

Bradford will have surgery on Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala., but the rest of the season, he’ll likely focus on healing and helping develop his replacement, Landry Jones. He’ll most likely do that from the sideline and remain active on the practice field, but Bradford hasn’t clarified his role yet.

He did leave himself some breathing room in Sunday’s release, saying he planned to enter the NFL Draft "if the recovery goes as anticipated.” With an expected recovery time of four to six months, there’s a decent chance he’d miss the NFL Draft Combine, scheduled for Feb. 24 to March 2. If he misses that, he’d need to work out for scouts at Oklahoma’s Pro Day in the weeks that follow. If his recovery is slowed — though there’s no reason to believe it would be — he could return to Norman for his senior season.


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