Know how Bob Stoops and Landry Jones say over and over that this is a different year and a different team?
Well, Oklahoma's leader and gunslinger are right.
Last year, Jones was touchdown-less in a post-Ryan Broyles era. (He threw one touchdown to Jaz Reynolds in that Texas A&M game that ended Broyles' Oklahoma career.) People were wondering if Jones could really throw a touchdown to anyone else.
A year later, with no Ryan Broyles in any OU game, Jones has thrown a total of 16 touchdowns to players with the last names of Stills, Shepard, Brown, Green, Metoyer and Millard.
Now, Landry Jones' wide receiver story is all about the options. There's the Jalen Saunders option or the Durron Neal option. Heck, there are even Brennan Clay and Roy Finch options after Saturday.
In Oklahoma's 35-20 win against Iowa State — Jones threw into the end zone to the two guys with the most career touchdowns on the team: Stills and Justin Brown. Yet Jones threw to nine receivers total.
That's like giving a team two quarterbacks to have to study for. And on top of that, it's tough to shut down a quarterback when his line is giving him the needed protection and his options are in the double digits.
Remember the postseason when Kenny Stills was the only one who had a Division I NCAA reception in an Oklahoma jersey? There was Sooner pandemonium about the wide receivers.
Now, Oklahoma is well afloat with six true wide receivers seeing catches. And don't forget there's still junior college transfer Lacoltan Bester and the two still-suspended playmakers from last year Jaz Reynolds and Trey Franks.
But Jones isn't just getting help from a long list of people in one aspect of his game. The Sooners have had eight different guys — including backup quarterback Blake Bell — cover yards on the ground.
This football team is well-rounded on the offense with solid recruits to help it out next year.
As for OU's defense, it's helped Jones and the offense to six wins and losses to the No. 3 and 4 teams in the country. Sooners fans just might not want to take a look at the list of recruits for the line next year.
Then again, if you buy into Bob Stoops' motto: next year is not this year.