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Oklahoma football: Sooners will experience 'growing pains' with Landry Jones' replacement

The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey took questions from readers in today's OU Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports. Here's a recap of today's chat.
by Jason Kersey Modified: December 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm •  Published: December 19, 2012
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The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey took questions from readers in today's OU Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports. Here are a few highlights from today's chat. Read the entire transcript here.

Will Blake Bell be nearly as good as Landry Jones?

There is rarely a more popular player than the backup quarterback when things aren't going 100 percent right and that's even more true of Bell because he does get in and bring a different element to the game. But Bell comes in for situations where his chances of success are better. Certainly it's a different story when he's got to come in, down a touchdown and needing to drive 90 yards. There will be some growing pains with whatever quarterback replaces Landry next year, and I think fans will appreciate a bit more what LJ brings to the table with some added perspective.

Is Blake Bell a lock to be the starter next year?

He's definitely the favorite, but look out for Trevor Knight. The true freshman has been impressive on scout team and sounds like he could push Bell.

Should we be worried about OU basketball after last night's loss to Stephen F.Austin?

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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