The decision to name Trevor Knight the starting quarterback has had a bit of a polarizing effect on the Oklahoma fan base since the announcement last Thursday.
But more than anything, it has added some excitement and an intriguing storyline to the Sooners' upcoming season.
Here are some comments from readers on Bob Stoops' choice of Knight over junior Blake Bell. Some are positive, some are negative, all are passionate:
“I've said ever since Stoops came to OU that if they put a mobile QB in this system they would be unstoppable because it's impossible to account for a QB that can scramble on busted plays and gain big chunks of yards. How many times did (Landry) Jones have to just toss it in the stands because there wasn't anybody open and he was slower than a turtle? Now we have a guy who can turn those throwaway plays into 5-10 yd. gains or even more sometimes. Offensively OU will be a juggernaut this year and I have to think defensively they're going to be better (they certainly couldn't be any worse). Looking forward to seeing what Knight is all about and some of the newcomers defensively.” – Joel Christopher Driver
“It's not true everyone was waiting and hoping for Bell. I know I was hoping for Knight or Kendal (Thompson). It's much more exciting. The Bell Dozer was getting boring. Efficient, but boring. We'll go through some growing pains with Knight, but let's give him a chance. He's going to be great! These coaches are smart and it sounds like it didn't take a genius to make the pick. So, we're good!” – Scott Moore
“To those of you who have something negative to say or think Blake was shafted … Bob Stoops knows what he is doing by picking Trevor Knight. Stoops has had two Heisman winners (one nearly went back to back) and another that should have won it (Heupel). You can guarantee that Knight is going to be a great QB. There might be growing pains this season but this sets OU up nicely for the future.” –Steven Pemberton II
“Trevor is the new wave type of quarterback. I hope the Offensive coaches don't screw it up. Kendal Thompson likely will be in the mix before the season is over. If size matters, OU's real next generation qb will play in Edmond this year. Offense does not appear to be a problem for the foreseeable future, the defense will need to step it up. It is virtually impossible to score 30+ points every week!” – Jack Ray
“Blake Bell deserved the starting spot. Bell went in the OSU game with only seconds to go and scored the tying touchdown on the last play of the game. This kid has not played a down. I guess Bob does not believe in loyalty. If this kid was head and shoulders better than Bell he would have named him the starter a long time ago. Sorry Blake.” – Abbadual Gonzoleese
“Blake Bell was shafted and I am no longer an OU fan. Hope OU gets STOMPED this season!” – Mel Calvert
“Honestly I just think it is a big mistake. Yet another 3 to 4 loss season I predict. Blake Bell brings something to the team that OU has not seen in a long time. A motivated quarterback. One who will get in the faces of other players and get them pumped up. He has a good arm when he needs to use it. I think old Stoops is just that old and tired.” – Gary Carroll
“This is all well and good, but I'm telling the majority of OU fans have been waiting patiently for Bell, and I truly feel that unless Knight is spot on perfect, you will get the usually gripes and complaints about him and the crowd will yell for Bell. I dread it.” – Ann Eaves Parker