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PLAYERS: Trevor Knight
On Thursday, Bob Stoops made one of his most surprising calls in his long tenure as Sooners’ coach and that’s naming redshirt freshman Trevor Knight his starting quarterback. Knight had beaten out the “Belldozer,” junior Blake Bell, who had been the favorite for some time after his experience with the team for the past two seasons. Reports were said that Knight beat out Bell because Bell wasn’t consistent enough in all aspects of his game. Knight, a San Antonio native, threw for 27 touchdowns and ran for another 15 at San Antonio Ronald Reagan High School. He also accounted for over 3,000 yards. The Sooners open the season up on August 31 when they face Louisiana-Monroe in Norman. Stoops says Knight will start, but hasn’t ruled out that Bell could take over the job. He expects both players to continue to work hard and be ready for the opener. Bell, who is 6-foot-5, has accounted for 24 rushing touchdowns while at OU. Earlier in the month, sophomore Kendal Thompson fractured his foot on the first day of fall practice. He was also competing for the starting gig. Knight becomes the first new Sooners’ quarterback since Landry Jones started his great career in 2009, while taking over for an injured Sam Bradford. The Sooners will be looking for their ninth Big 12 title this year and another trip to the BCS, this time to the first BCS playoff bracket. The team is ranked 16th in the preseason polls and predicted, by the coaches, to finish second in the conference behind Oklahoma State. Oklahoma finished last season, 15th, and 10-3 after its blowout loss to Heisman winner Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.

Trevor Knight is the man for Oklahoma

It turns out the rumors circulating this week regarding Oklahoma’s starting quarterback were indeed true. Bob Stoops announced on Thursday that redshirt freshman Trevor Knight, not junior Blake Bell, will start for OU when they take on Louisiana-Monroe next Saturday night. "Both Trevor and Blake have competed hard and both will be ready to play against Louisiana-Monroe,"...

From the dark, Knight rises as Sooners’ QB

It's official: QB1. (Photo courtesy: Four months ago, I declared Oklahoma’s quarterback derby over. After watching Blake Bell, Kendal Thompson and Trevor Knight behind center in the Sooners’ spring game, I thought the Belldozer had sewn it up. I was far from alone in that sentiment. Bob Stoops let everyone know where they can stick those assumptions...

Knight's trail to OU starting QB

For four months in 2011, quarterback Trevor Knight was committed to Texas A&M. On Thursday, he was named the starting quarterback for Oklahoma. Detailing the road he took to get the spot.

It is Official Trevor Knight Is Named OU’s Starting Quarterback!

Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops officially named redshirt freshman Trevor Knight the starting quarterback for the Sooners.  This has shocked many in the Sooner Nation, as Blake Bell, who was the only experienced college quarterback in the Sooner fold was already penciled in by many as the starter after this spring.  Those that predicted Knight ascension to the starting role say...

Stoops: Knight to start at QB for Oklahoma opener

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says redshirt freshman Trevor Knight will start at quarterback in the No. 16 Sooners' opener at home against Louisiana-Monroe on Aug. 31. The university reported the news Thursday on its athletic website. Knight, junior Blake Bell and sophomore Kendall Thompson entered preseason practice as contenders for the job to replace four-year starter Landry...

Oklahoma Sooners name Trevor Knight starting quarterback

Oklahoma and head coach Bob Stoops have named Trevor Knight the Sooners starting quarterback, not Blake Bell, who many believed would win the job.

Stoops still hasn't made decision on starting OU quarterback

NORMAN, Okla. - Despite a number of TV reports saying Trevor Knight would be the starting quarterback at Oklahoma, coach Bob Stoops and the University have still not made a decision as of Wednesday evening. Stoops went on ESPN last week and said he hoped to have a decision made by the end of the week, however, Tuesday, Stoops refused to answer any question about his timetable for...

Bob Stoops Names Trevor Knight Oklahoma’s Starting QB

With Landry Jones off to the NFL, there were questions as to who would replace him as the starting QB for the Oklahoma Sooners.  Those questions have finally been put to rest as CBS Sports reports that Bob Stoops has name Trevor Knight the starter for the season opener. There was a fierce competition between Knight and junior Blake Bell, with many thinking that Bell would be the...

Stoops names Knight starting QB for opener

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says redshirt freshman Trevor Knight will start at quarterback in the No. 16 Sooners' opener at home against Louisiana-Monroe on Aug. 31. The university reported the news Thursday on its athletic website. Knight, junior Blake Bell and sophomore Kendall Thompson entered preseason practice as contenders for the job to replace four...

Trevor Knight Named Oklahoma's Starting Quarterback

Surprise, surprise. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has picked his starting quarterback. And it isn’t the passer most expected to win the job after...

Report says Oklahoma to name Trevor Knight starting QB, but expect plenty of Belldozer in 2013

Is Bob Stoops trying to prove to everyone he knows more than the rest of us, or is he just trying to make a point that he is the one calling the shots in Norman? After an off-season trying to convince everyone the starting quarterback competition was much tighter than most of us ever really wanted to admit, a report says Stoops will name redshirt freshman Trevor Knight the starting...

Oklahoma has plenty of RB options

(Eds: Updates with quotes, details, adds byline.) By MURRAY EVANS Associated Press While much of the preseason buzz at Oklahoma has focused on who will be the Sooners' starting quarterback, there's also some debate at another important offensive position - running back. The Sooners have four proven, capable ball carriers in senior tailbacks Brennan Clay, Roy Finch and Damien...

The Fallout: Johnny Manziel, Will Muschamp, Iowa, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - The last meaningless Saturday of your year.  Yes, this is the last Saturday WttF for a while, as college football returns next week. "Game Day Goulash" will start back up on Saturdays for the rest of the season. Knight shift.  Oklahoma picks Trevor Knight as it's starting quarterback over Blake Bell. (ESPN) If I die before I wake...
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