Replacing Bob Stoops will be Hard for Even Lincoln Riley

In 2009 when Sam Bradford suffered a shoulder injury in Oklahoma’s season debut against BYU, many fans in Stillwater, Austin, Waco and elsewhere collectively exhaled a breath of “finally.”

In came freshman Landry Jones, a goofy-looking freshman from a city of about 11,000. He didn’t play bad as Bradford’s replacement, but the No. 3 Sooners did lose 14-13 that day. Jones went 6-for-12 for 51 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions.