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Stoops, Jones, Sooners Hit New Lows

Football News - J. Robert Byrom

Defense may win championships but winning any game is tough when it is asked to do it all alone. 

The defense is championship caliber and did everything it could. It only allowed Nebraska in scoring range once when a missed tackle led to a 60-plus yard run. Even then they got a turnover to keep Nebraska from scoring. With five interceptions thrown by the Landry Jones. Holding down the Huskers offense was a monumental accomplishment. However, two of those interceptions were too deep to shut them out completely. One led to a field goal and the other a one-yard touchdown drive.

That ten points was all Nebraska needed as the offense struggled all night. Nebraska deserves the majority of the credit but not all of it.

The Sooners moved the ball well and on most of the interceptions an open receiver was ovethrown and an even more open defender was waiting.

Let face it, OU should have put a nickel back on offense to cover Matt O'Hanlon. He was open all night and Landry Jones favorite taget.

Landry Jones, reminded us all what Sam Bradford mad us forget. What a freshman QB looks like. Just a few weeks ago, he was the next Heisman contender at OU, now Sooners fans are checking their watches to see how long till recruit Blake Bell steps on campus.

Sooners fans criticized Kevin Wilson for not opening up the playbook for Jones in the BYU and Miami games now we know why. Wilson knew more than we did and how terribly inconsistent Jones can be.

It is not time to give up on Jones after his first bad game but it is time to realize he is a long way away from being counted on week in and week out to help you win.

Stoops had never failed to score a touchdown as a head coach. Now is he not only faced with his worst offensive performance of his tenure at OU but possibly his worst team and record.

The 7-5 record of 1999 will be hard to beat because now they need wins over both Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. While the defense will slow both teams down, they will score a few points to beat either team and the OU offense may not be able to counter, if the performance in Lincoln is an indication of things to come.

Lets face it there has not been much improvement this year for OU. The problems of the BYU games were almost identical to the problems of the Nebraska game. Penalties, poor line play, inconsistant effort from the receivers.

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written by scarab1, November 10, 2009
These losses are hard to take. Everyone in Soonerland is feeling the pain. What disgust me the most about every single loss is that the team loked very very bad in each of those losses. Who gives a crap that we only lost by 1, who gives a crap that we only lost by 3 who cares about any of the excuses. This Sooner team looked bad in every one of those losses. Yes it is justas your headline states, new lows.
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written by jbyrom, November 10, 2009
The other thing is, at this point we have to accept this as our team. None of the major injries are coming back this year. So those we would of one with Bradford/Gresham arguments are worthless now because neither will ever take the field as a Sooner again.

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