Blake Bell may be known for the Belldozer, but he wants Sooner fans to know he has an arm too. Offensive coordinator Josh Heupel slightly smiled when he was asked, but he knew Bell could throw the ball when they recruited him at quarterback.
Now, Bell has 20 rushing touchdowns, including four last week against Texas and he's prepared to run his Belldozer short-yardage package against another school that recruited him. This one is actually from his home state: Kansas.
Getting out there and throwing is a bit different then getting out there and running things.
It was awesome (when Coach Stoops let me throw). I get to read an actual defense and swing it around a little bit.
It was more of sophomore year or my junior year in high school, I really threw it a lot and towards my senior year I started really running it a lot. Just putting on a little more weight.
I was a little stick back then. I was about 6-foot-6, 200 pounds.
(My throwing motion) has changed a lot. I almost had the ball down here almost like a Phillip Rivers. He pushes it a bit. Because I'm 6'6, I think that's why I did that which is still good, but I think I'm starting to get a little higher release. Coach Heupel's done a great job just giving me drills and stuff to work in the offseason
Whenever I get out there, I like to throw too. It's not like I just want to run. Shoot, in high school I threw the ball 40 to 50 times a game and loved doing it. We spread them out. I don't' know if it will be like that at all. I don't know how much your body can hold up if you just get out there and run the ball every time you get out there.
You see all these great quarterbacks come through here, Coach Heup, Landry, Sam Bradford and all those guys just throwing it, but I like to get out of the pocket if a play does break down and maybe run.
Obviously, I've always looked at Big Ben. I like how he moves and gets out of the pocket and extends the plays so I'd probably say a guy like that just getting able to get out there and make plays.
Usually it's so loud a lot of the places you can't really hear anything. Yeah, I heard Tebow package and stuff like that. Really not listening to that.
Being from Kansas, it's just another game on the schedule and you got to come out there and can't take it lightly.