Coach: Landry Jones has played 'well'

September, 11, 2012
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Through two games, quarterback Landry Jones' numbers aren’t eye-popping. Jones has thrown for just 474 yards and four touchdowns with one interception.

Offensive coordinator Josh Heupel, however, noted that Jones has graded out “well” in both games.

“He’s been accurate for the most part when he’s been able to set his feet,” Heupel said of Jones, who has completed 62 percent of his passes. “He is moving around better and he can play at a higher level. Week 1 he graded out really well and his numbers didn’t indicate that. He graded out well this week as well and his numbers are better.”

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AP Photo/Sue OgrockiCoach Josh Heupel expects Landry Jones to improve as the offensive line gets more comfortable.
Jones started out the Florida A&M a little shaky. He was nearly picked off in the first quarter, then was intercepted in the second quarter on a pass that sailed over Kenny Stills down the middle of the field.

“You saw early in the ballgame last week, they changed up the coverage from what we had practiced. One of the guys busted his check-down route and (Jones) forced the ball and obviously he can’t do that.”

On the film, it’s unclear who busted the check-down route. Trey Metoyer, however, peeled off his route and was wide open coming across the field. Still, Jones bounced back and was sharp the rest of the half, tossing touchdowns to Stills and Metoyer.

“I would anticipate with our offensive line getting better week by week and his comfort level with the wideouts on the outside, it’s going to get easier,” Heupel said, “and he’s going to become more consistent.”

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