As a backup QB in the "Belldozer" package, Blake Bell gained notoriety for his punishing running style and voluminous touchdowns. Now he's ready to step into the spotlight and show of an equally powerful arm.
Landry Jones said he would come back to Oklahoma to win a national championship and a Heisman Trophy. Neither of those things will happen, but the senior said there's "no better way to go out" than beating Oklahoma State in his last home game.
Landry Jones has most of Oklahoma's career passing records. And thanks to his final drive in Saturday's win over West Virginia, the senior has his first-ever, come-from-behind, late-game-winning drive.
In the Sooners' losses to Kansas State and Notre Dame, OU scored touchdowns on just three of nine red zone possessions (33.3 percent). In its five wins, it scored touchdowns on 23 of 28 red zone possessions (82.1 percent).
After a fourth consecutive season without seriously contending for a national title past October, it's time to ask this question -- can OU contend for national titles going forward the way the team's currently constructed?
When the No. 8 Sooners host No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Landry Jones has an opportunity to cement his legacy as one of the best QBs in OU history and create memories that could turn tat contempt into reverence.