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OU quarterback Landry Jones to start against Miami

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Published: October 2, 2009
/articleid/3405441/1/pictures/713999">Photo - OU quarterback Landry Jones will start against Miami on Saturday. There was speculation that last year's Heisman Trophy winner, Sam Bradford, would make his return from a shoulder injury. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, The Oklahoman.
OU quarterback Landry Jones will start against Miami on Saturday. There was speculation that last year's Heisman Trophy winner, Sam Bradford, would make his return from a shoulder injury. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, The Oklahoman.

"But he understands there’s a long season in front of us. He’ll keep working toward getting back on the field.”

When that will be still remains a mystery.

"Just don’t know,” Stoops said. "It’ll be a another week similar to this week, one we keep progressing toward getting him more healthy and back on the field.”

Bradford, who is scheduled to travel with the team to Miami, is unlikely to be in uniform.

With Bradford on the sidelines, the Sooners will continue to rely on Jones, who has been spectacular in his first two career starts.

Since taking over for Bradford in the second half against BYU, Jones has completed 60 percent of his passes for 673 yards and nine touchdowns to just three interceptions.

In OU’s most recent game, Jones set a school record with six touchdown passes as the Sooners defeated Tulsa, 45-0.

"We love what Landry’s been able to do; we have a lot of confidence in him,” Stoops said. "We feel this is the way to go for this game.”


OU at Miami

→When: 7 p.m Saturday

→Where: Land Shark Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.

→TV: ABC (Cox 8)

→Radio: KRXO-FM 107.7

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