At least FSU won't be facing an NFL #1 draft pick this fall at Norman. QB Sam Bradford will be counting his millions and taking his lumps for the Rams. But how much firepower does the Sooners offense really lose with Landry Jones under center? In the fourth of our series with OU blogger Allen Kenney of Blatant Homerism, Allen gives us his Bradford-Jones comparison.
ChantRant: OU struggled some last year with Landry Jones taking over at QB. Did it prepare him to be more consistent? And as good or even better than Sam Bradford?
Allen: "Like many young quarterbacks, Jones' struggles came on the road, where he had a passer rating of 104, versus 161 in Norman. Factor in that three of those four road games were against Miami, Nebraska and Texas Tech, and drawing hard-and-fast conclusions about Jones' overall play last season becomes much harder.
"All things being equal, I don't see how Jones doesn't take some big steps forward this season. Will he be able to match Sam Bradford's level of play? No. But if Bradford was a 10, OU only needs about a 7 out of Jones to be a very good team. Last year, I'd say he was a 5.5."