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NORMAN, Okla. - Bob Stoops told us the decision was a tough one.
But it couldn't have been. No way.
The Oklahoma football coach told us Blake Bell is still the kind of quarterback the Sooners can win with, if need be, and ultimately, it was a close call to select Trevor Knight over the guy who scored 24 touchdowns over the past two seasons. It wasn't an easy choice.
But it had to be.
Because no matter how Stoops tried to pacify Bell, the media or whoever wanted to know how the quarterback decision was made, it's pretty obvious Knight became the clear choice, not the close one.
No other way to process that kind of news - not when you take a redshirt freshman, who has never taken a snap without a blue jersey on, and put him out in front of Bell, a guy who has his own nickname, own style and plenty of experience.
We've heard from Stoops all August about how they want to be more diverse offensively. We heard from players all last season how great Knight was runni...
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On Saturday, Aug. 31, the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) football team open their 2013-14 season at home against Sun Belt opponent, the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (ULM). They’ll do so with their “first” new quarterback, redshirt freshman Trevor Knight. On Aug. 22, coach Bob Stoops announced the move, as Knight beat out fan-favorite, junior Blake Bell aka “The Belldozer.”
(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...
Oklahoma offensive lineman Jacob Reed was suspended Monday after he was charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her apartment over the weekend.
Court records indicate that burglary and assault charges were filed in Cleveland County District Court against Reed, 23. School spokesman Pete Moris said athletic officials were aware of the charges.
As originally reported last week, by FOXSportsSouthwest.com, defensive back Cortez Johnson will not play Saturday against Louisana-Monroe Oklahoma's opening game.
Johnson is being disciplined for a violation of team rules. Coach Bob Stoops announced the punishment Monday, adding defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue will also miss the game. Ndulue was arrested in July on a DUI complaint...
This behind-the-scenes look, titled "Fully Engaged," provides us with a glimpse into the last few weeks of Oklahoma Sooners training camp.
Dancing in the Ruins - The new Big 12 emerging out of the ruins of the old.
Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey profile Oklahoma starting quarterback Trevor Knight. (The Oklahoman)
Crimson and Cream Machine looks at Oklahoma's week one opponent Louisiana-Monroe.
Jeremy spoke in class today.
John Helsley profiles Oklahoma...
Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season. We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order. We’ll break down rosters...
Images of Tay Evans (Class of 2014) and Bobby Evans (Class of 2015), brothers who both happen to play for Allen (Texas) High and are both committed to the Oklahoma Sooners...
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is apparently a pretty popular guy. Meyer, who claims he was convinced by Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, joined Twitter tonight and amassed over 10,000 followers in less than an hour. His first tweet? A photo of the Buckeyes countdown to their game against Buffalo.
The first person he followed? Quarterback Braxton Miller.
After a disastrous finish to the 2012 season, Oklahoma coaches knew they needed to rebuild and revamp their defense. Nowhere is that more apparent than on the defensive line.
When No. 16 Oklahoma hosts Louisiana-Monroe in the season opener Saturday, it's likely each of the four starters on the line will be making his first major-college start. Of the top eight players listed...
The 2013 college football season is underway with this week's top matchups featuring conference play. The Big 12 Conference's first league game of the season features the West Virginia Mountaineers at Oklahoma Sooners. These two teams are in similar situations entering the season, having to find a replacement for long-time starting quarterbacks who have moved on. The Mountaineers...