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OU football: Quarterback Landry Jones won't make NFL decision until Jan. 15

OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL — University of Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones said Wednesday that he'll wait until the last possible moment to decide if he'll enter the NFL Draft. Jones spoke to reporters in Arizona while prepping for the Insight Bowl.
BY TRAVIS HANEY, Staff Writer, thaney@opubco.com Published: December 28, 2011
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Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones said here Wednesday he anticipates waiting until the Jan. 15 deadline to make his decision regarding the NFL.

The junior would like all the available time to decide whether to return for one more year.

“I've gone back and forth so many times,” Jones said during the Insight Bowl's media day. “Right now, it's kind of like a null point where I'm not even thinking about it at all.”

The Sooners (9-3) play Iowa (7-5) on Friday evening. After that's over, then Jones will mentally transition to his future.

“I just really need to sit down after the year's done and clear my head, without any thoughts of Iowa or my next game coming up," he said.

Jones acknowledged he took note last week of Matt Barkley's choice to return to USC. But he said it's not as if that did or will have any bearing on his decision.

“I mean, you notice it,” he said, “but you've got to do what's best for you.”

He laughed when asked if, like Barkley, he would have the marching band present for a news conference.

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