Spring Breakdown: QBs

The Sooners completed spring practice less than a month ago, so now it's time to give a position breakdown based on what took place during the spring, starting with the quarterbacks.

Starter Landry JonesBy all accounts, he had as good of a spring as he could have. And this leads to belief that Jones will be that much better in 2010 compared to 2009. Why will he be much improved? First off, there's the fact of experience. Coming into last year, Heisman quarterback Sam Bradford was the starter, and Jones was the backup, figuring to see limited playing time. When that wasn't the case, he clearly wasn't as prepared as he needed to be. This time he enters the season knowing he's the starter. Also, Jones is getting better at making all of his progressions within the offensive scheme, and this leads into the fact that his decision making is improved. All of this was as evident as it could be in the Spring Game, when he was 17-for-34 for 211 yards and two touchdowns, but most importantly no interceptions.

Backup Drew AllenOU is in pretty good hands with a backup like Allen. But certainly don't expect him to beat out Jones for the starting spot. He was shaky in the Spring Game, going only 10-for-22 for 137 yards with two interceptions, but improvement was there for him as well this spring. He has shown obvious signs of progress for sure in the offseason so far, so that is encouraging.


1. In great shape

2. In good shape

3. Questionable

4. Not in good shape at all

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