(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By MURRAY EVANS Associated Press Running the scout team during a redshirt season, Trevor Knight caught the eye of Bob Stoops and the rest of the Sooners' coaches, developing a reputation for consistency, flexibility and making the occasional eye-popping play.
Stoops said that consistency was one thing that convinced him to name Knight as the starting quarterback for No. 16 Oklahoma, which will open its season Saturday against visiting Louisiana-Monroe.
Knight, a freshman, earned the nod over junior Blake Bell in what began as a three-man competition, then turned into a two-man race after an injury to sophomore Kendal Thompson on the first day of preseason practice. Stoops delayed naming a starter until last Thursday and didn't make his first extensive public comments about his decision until Monday.
Even as he talked about Knight, he made sure to praise Bell and how reiterate how close the competition was for the starting job.
''I'm not going to d...