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October 1, 2009The speculation over Sam Bradford's status has ended. Bob Stoops has made the decision to start Landry Jones at quarterback when Oklahoma takes on Miami Saturday night at 7pm.
Bradford practiced with the team and shared snaps with Jones throughout the first three days of practice this week. But Jones will take over as No. 1 when practice gets underway this afternoon in Norman.
"Sam has made daily progress, but we don't feel like he's quite where he needs to be yet," Stoops said in a statement released by OU.
Jones, who has passed for 673 yards and nine touchdowns since taking over for Bradford during the second half of OU's season-opening loss to BYU, has become a campus sensation over the past several weeks.
In his last outing against Tulsa, Jones broke the Oklahoma record for touchdown passes when he connected for six touchdown passes.
Bradford will travel with the team to Miami, but according to OU officials, Bradford is not likely to dress out for the game.
"Our team has a lot of confidence in Landry's ability and we're looking forward to going into the game with him at quarterback. Our approach will be the same that it has been in the last two games"