Posted August 21, 2012 on
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Blake Bell has beaten out Drew Allen for the job of Oklahoma's backup quarterback behind starter Landry Jones.
Coach Bob Stoops made the announcement after practice Tuesday night. The 6-foot-6 Bell is best known for operating the Sooners' ''Bell-dozer'' short-yardage run package late last season. He scored a team-high 13 rushing touchdowns on 41 carries over the final six games last season.
Stoops says Bell has been more consistent overall than Allen, a junior who has played in five games each of the past two seasons and thrown for 160 yards in his career.
Allen and Bell had been listed in a tie for the No. 2 quarterback spot throughout last season.
The fourth-ranked Sooners open this season Sept. 1 at UTEP.
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