No. 4 Sooners choose Bell as backup quarterback

Associated Press  |  Last updated August 21, 2012
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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