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Blake Bell will be given chance to earn No. 2 spot

For now, Drew Allen is the Sooners' backup QB
By Mike Baldwin, Staff Writer, Modified: August 7, 2010 at 10:27 am •  Published: August 6, 2010

"What's unusual for him is he's a little more comfortable for a young guy with the ability to speak up," Wilson said of Blake Bell. "He's by no means arrogant or cocky but is very self assured. He talks like a man. At quarterback, you want a guy who communicates in an assertive way. That was impressive.

"The issue as a player is, in time, mentally can he do all the processing and make good throws. Some guys get a little overwhelmed. Sam (Bradford) is going through a little of that in the NFL phase right now (in St. Louis). Those are things we'll figure out in preseason."

Stoops sometimes has given the majority of snaps to his starting quarterback but said the backup, whether it's Bell or Allen, might play more this season.

"It always depends on the game, depends on situations, how (Bell) or Drew come along," Stoops said. "Making it a point to give him some series here and there is only going to develop him further and have him more prepared. I just don't know until we get out there."