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Sooners QB has foot fracture, could return by early season

Kendal Thompson AP

(And, no, it’s not the one you’re probably thinking of.) 

Even though Bob Stoops made it clear the competition is ongoing, it would be surprising if Blake Bell — all 263 pounds of him — was not named Oklahoma’s starting quarterback during fall camp. The pecking order behind Bell, on the other hand, appears more up for grabs.

However, one quarterback still technically eying the starting job has seen his chances take a major, if not outright definitive, hit. Sooners coach Bob Stoops confirmed on Thursday that Kendal Thompson has sustained a fractured foot and will undergo surgery. The good news for OU is that Thompson’s injury is not expected to sideline him too far into the 2013 schedule.

We’re optimistic that Kendal will return early in the season,” Stoops said. “Kendal will undergo a surgical procedure today. He is eager to rejoin his teammates on the field as soon as possible.”

That means Bell will be competing directly with Trevor Knight for the No. 1 spot in Week 1 against Louisiana-Monroe.

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3 Responses to “Sooners QB has foot fracture, could return by early season”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    The “BellDozer” stuff is a bit odd to me. He obviously seems to be a weapon down in the gold zone and short yardage situations, but he doesn’t really have the speed to be a full time dual threat QB and we havent really seen a lot of his arm, 20 passes in his career and a 50% completion pctg. I haven’t watch a lot of OU football. I watched the UT game and the Cotton Bowl and they could have been more opposite in the quality of his performance.

    He was unstoppable at the goal line against the horns, but in the Cotton Bowl he was a complete non factor.

    I guess he’s just not that polished pocket passer we’re used to out of OU.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    * couldn’t have been more opposite

  3. normtide says: Aug 2, 2013 5:03 PM

    Jerrod Lorenzan, version 2.0? Pretty sure I butchered the spelling of his name.

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