Oklahoma fans wanted Landry Jones benched

College football fans are the best, aren’t they?

Our friend Jerod Morris of Midwest Sports Fans is doing a four-week college football road trip sponsored by La Quinta (which is sponsoring this post), and his first stop was in Norman last weekend to watch Oklahoma lose to Kansas State.

In his recap of the game, (and he has plenty of cool pics and videos for you to check out), Jerod notes that Oklahoma fans were calling for quarterback Landry Jones to be benched.

Jones is a senior QB and was expected to be a Heisman Trophy contender. He’s coming off back-to-back 4,000-yard seasons, and he threw for 38 touchdowns and only 12 picks last season.

Though the offense didn’t do enough damage on Saturday, Jones still went 28/43 for 298 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. I’m sure most college football programs would love to have him as their QB, but Sooners fans wanted him benched.

You know how it goes with fans — they’re never satisfied unless they’re going undefeated.

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Landry Jones Returning to Oklahoma, Strengthens Draft Value of Luck, Griffin

Landry Jones announced Thursday he is returning to Oklahoma for his senior season instead of entering the NFL draft. Jones regressed in nearly every statistical category and finished with a worse record (10-3) than he did last season (12-2). Landry threw for 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions a year after tossing 38 TDs and 12 picks. His 63.2 completion percentage was down from last year’s 65.6% mark.

Jones’ stock dropped during the team’s final three games of the regular season. He failed to throw a touchdown in any of the three games while his team went 1-2.

Not only will he have a chance for more success next season, but he’ll also be able to improve his draft stock.

The other consequence to Jones’ decision is that it strengthens the value of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Jones, along with Matt Barkley, are top prospects who decided to return to school. Previously, teams may have felt that they didn’t need to move up in the draft to select a top quarterback. Now the price to swap with Minnesota or St. Louis — should either team decided to trade their top 3 pick — will be much greater. I think the price for both players (particularly Luck) will be worth it.

Teammates Prank Landry Jones, Remove Tires from Truck (Picture)

Being the quarterback means having a lot of responsibility.  You have to be the most prepared offensive player on the field at all times.  You need to know what kind of defense you’re going up against and have an idea of the looks they might give you.  Also, you need to act as a team leader and a captain.  Apparently the Oklahoma Sooners don’t think the aforementioned responsibilities are enough, so they decided to give Landry Jones something else to think about on Tuesday.  Check out this picture from Landry’s Twitter account that Kegs ‘N Eggs shared with us:

Ah, the old take his tires off and put his truck on cinder blocks prank — classic.  The culprit was quite possibly linebacker Tom Wort, who tweeted the following on Tuesday morning: “Hahahaha @LandryJones12 oooOOoooooOoo I’m a quarterback and my truck got messed with oooOooOo!”  In terms of how annoying this prank is, we’ll file it way ahead of hiding Chris Johnson’s car but still nowhere near the Kenyon Martin popcorn incident.