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Jenni Carlson: OU can defeat Notre Dame if Landry Jones limits his mistakes

The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson took questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports.
by Jenni Carlson Modified: October 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm •  Published: October 26, 2012

An
d over these past few years, Oregon has had good teams but always seemed to stub their toe.
 
Maybe this year will be different, but clearly, they have some big-time tests left.
 
I wanted to get your opinion on the Lance Armstrong issue. Do you see any merit in doing away with punishment for doping in any sport that athletes know the risk involved, and it's ultimately their decision?
 
A really interesting question -- should we just let athletes dope? I know the Armstrong case makes it seem like dopers can't get caught, but I believe the threat of punishment still keeps athletes from cheating.
 
Is it a be all, end all? No. There are always going to be cheaters, and they're going to find a way to cheat regardless, but to me, doing away with all rules seems foolish to me.
 
Who do you think will be the OSU starting quarterback this week?
 
I'd put my money on Wes Lunt. But that's just an educated guess. He was on the sidelines in uniform the past two weeks. They said he could've played. Well, now they NEED him to play.
 
by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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