Preview issues marks OU's 32nd time to be featured on cover of SI.
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma's Landry Jones is featured on the cover of the August 22 issue of Sports Illustrated which will hit newsstands this week. The cover is the 32nd Sooner football appearance in SI history and the 11th time since 2000 that an OU player has been featured. Oklahoma is ranked No. 2 in the magazine's preseason top 25.
SI's Oklahoma Preview
By Andrew Lawerence
"Despite a growing reputation for its prowess in the passing game (a rep owing lately to the record-breaking pace of quarterback Landry Jones), Oklahoma remains a run-first offense that works best when one guy hogs the carries. For a good chunk of the past four years that ball hog was DeMarco Murray, who set school career marks for all-purpose yards (6,718) and touchdowns (65) but is now in the NFL. Given the Sooners' track record for cranking out dominant backs, the expectation was that OU would simply pluck another game-breaker from its assembly line and pencil him in for 1,000 yards."
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Oklahoma is also currently being featured on ESPN as it airs Training Days with the Oklahoma Sooners Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. CT. In addition, ESPNU will televise four 30-minute original programs Monday, Aug. 15 through Friday, Aug. 19, all at 4:30 p.m. The excerpts will also be televised on College Football Live, SportsCenter and additional programs throughout the week.
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