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Belldozered: Sooners go with Trevor Knight at QB

Blake Bell, Trevor Knight AP

Earlier this week, it was reported that Oklahoma had settled on Trevor Knight (pictured, No. 9), not Blake Bell (pictured, No. 10). as Oklahoma’s successor to Landry Jones.

As it turns out, the report was absolutely correct.

Immediately following practice Thursday evening, head coach Bob Stoops announced that the redshirt freshman had beaten out the “favorite” Bell to win the Sooners’ starting quarterback job.  Knight will get his first collegiate start — hell, his first collegiate game action — in the opener next week against Louisiana-Monroe.

“Both competed hard and both will be ready to play,” Stoops said. “Like every other position on our team, I expect them both to continue competing for the starting job.”

Knight was a four-star member of OU’s 2012 recruiting class, rated as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the country.  He redshirted as a true freshman.

Bell served as Jones’ primary backup the past two seasons, and had been expected to ascend to the starting job.  The past two years, Bell had rushed for 24 touchdowns in the “Belldozer package” — and attempted just 20 passes.

We can expect that package to still play a prominent role in the Sooners’ offense.

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7 Responses to “Belldozered: Sooners go with Trevor Knight at QB”
  1. ibreathefootball says: Aug 22, 2013 9:42 PM

    Man, underdog won the QB job. Blake Bell transfer coming I bet, probably to Kansas or Kansas State.

  2. normtide says: Aug 22, 2013 10:12 PM

    Bell had 24 rushing tds and 20 pass attempts? He was never going to be the starter. Have you seen OU’s offense lately? Not exactly ” 3 yards and a cloud of dust”.

  3. mogogo1 says: Aug 23, 2013 12:33 AM

    This will be interesting to watch play out. There were Sooner fans last year totally convinced Bell should have been starting ahead of Landry Jones. And doubtful Knight will immediately be as polished as Jones was.

  4. noonelistensanyway says: Aug 23, 2013 3:39 AM

    Good luck with choice “Big Game” Bob, what a joke!!!

  5. sportsdrenched says: Aug 23, 2013 11:18 AM

    Man, underdog won the QB job. Blake Bell transfer coming I bet, probably to Kansas or Kansas State.
    I’d be shocked if that happened, but there’s certainly some fans of those schools that think he should have stayed in state.

  6. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 23, 2013 2:15 PM

    Can Bell even throw the ball? Thats a huge part of OU’s offense, I think Stoops knows what he’s doing here

  7. bronzestarusmc says: Aug 23, 2013 11:20 PM

    The quarterback position at OU has never been a weakness. I feel that he will become all we need him to be, and just maybe, bring back ” big Game, Bob.” As if he ever went anywhere.

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