Bad breaks will keep QB from playoffs

Oklahoma City (Okla.) Putnam City North quarterback Sam Bradford, just like the school that he's committed to, is having a season that it seems like every break is going the other way. Bradford, the long-time Oklahoma commitment, has seen about everything that could go wrong, go wrong and his team dropped to 4-5 on the season after a 42-28 loss to Putnam City.
"We've had some bad breaks," Bradford, who is 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, said. "We've had a lot of balls get tipped and bounce off face masks and end up in the other guy's hands. It just seems like this year we were never going to get any breaks.
"The breaks always went against us. It's kind of like what happened some to OU."
Bradford, who committed to the Sooners back on May 27, said he's still very solid in the Sooners' camp. He's excited about what he's seen from the Sooners in big victories the last three weeks over Kansas, Baylor and Nebraska.
"They're really starting to come along and some of those bad breaks are finally going OU's way," Bradford said. "They're playing well now. I was kind of surprised at how things started out. I had read that Bob Stoops hadn't lost a game in September until this year. With all those freshman playing, though, you knew it was going to take a while to get back on track.
"It's really cool seeing all those young guys playing. I know I'll get to be there with them and learn from them. They're going to be able to teach me a lot since they're going to be around for quite a long time, and they've already got some good experience."
Bradford isn't sure when he's going to take his official visit to Oklahoma. He does talk every Sunday night to OU offensive coordinator Chuck Long.
"We usually talk about how our game went on Friday and then he tells me about their game on Saturday and how they're progressing," Bradford said. "We also talk about general things about if I have had any injuries, how things are going at school and things off the field."
Bradford said he was told by the Sooners early in the process that he would likely be the only quarterback in this class. Lately there have been some rumblings that Oklahoma might look to take another quarterback to add some depth, and if the Sooners did, it wouldn't bother Bradford.
"Well, we haven't talked about it lately," Bradford said. "But in the spring when they started recruiting me they said they only wanted one. From what I know, nothing has changed, but I don't know what's going on and we've haven't talked much about it.
"But it wouldn't really matter. You have to believe in yourself if you want to play college football. I wanted to go to Oklahoma, so it wouldn't bother me if they wanted to take another good quarterback. You know if they don't get another this season, then they'd recruit a top quarterback in next year's class."
Bradford said he feels like he's turned himself into a quarterback that's in that top level. He's thrown for around 2,200 yards this season and has refined his game even more.
Sam Bradford VideoClick "I've matured a little bit," he said. "The biggest thing that I've learned is when to run. I've become more of a dual-threat. I'm pleased with that. I would take more sacks last year and in the past, but this year I've not been sacked as much. I know when to run now and when to stay in the pocket."Here to view this Link.