Big 12 blogger David Ubben takes an early look at Heisman contenders for next season on his blog today. He lists Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones as a possibility. Here's what he wrote on the Sooners' signal-caller:
Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma: Jones was the favorite entering 2011, but late losses and a lack of touchdowns knocked him out of the race. Jones will have to decide whether or not he wants to come back, but after a rough finish and plenty to stay for, I'm betting he returns. He won't have his top receiver, Ryan Broyles, and it'll be interesting to see how the BellDozer formation fits into Oklahoma's offense next year. Either way, Jones is one of the nation's most talented QBs playing for a national power. He'll be in the conversation.
What do you think? Jones finished his junior season with 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but he struggled in three games without Broyles, throwing five interceptions and no touchdowns. If Jones decides to enter the NFL draft, who will start for the Sooners in 2012?
Blake Bell rushed for 10 touchdowns in short-yardage situations this season, but he attempted only four passes, completing one for eight yards. He also had a red zone interception against Iowa State.