Jason Kersey: Landry Jones ranks right under Bradford, White and Heupel

The Oklahoman's OU beat writer Jason Kersey answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports.
by Jason Kersey Modified: July 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm •  Published: July 16, 2012
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That's certainly a possibility. Obviously we won't know anything for sure until practices start but I think there's a solid chance we haven't seen the end of Grissom at defensive end. Two-way guys have been pretty rare, though, and under Stoops, I'm having trouble thinking of too many guys that he's used both ways at the same time.

On which new receiver(s) (not named Metoyer) will have the biggest impact next season, and why? (Including running backs and tight ends as necessary.)

The obvious answer is the only guy with experience, Kenny Stills. But outside of him, I think you've gotta look at juco transfer Courtney Gardner. He's a big, physical guy and a downfield threat who could make an immediate impact. I also think Sterling Shepard could immediately contribute as a true freshman in a slot role. The word is that he's really been impressive this summer. I know from watching him in high school last year how great a talent he is, but there's obviously a giant difference between playing Oklahoma 3A football and Big 12 football. He's got great hands, he's fast and he's very, very smart. He's also as motivated as anyone could be to succeed in Norman because of his family history at OU.


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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