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Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops won't name starting quarterback until Saturday

by Jason Kersey Modified: November 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm •  Published: November 18, 2013

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops runs to the locker room after defeating Iowa State 48-10 in an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops runs to the locker room after defeating Iowa State 48-10 in an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Monday that he doesn’t have an update on quarterback Blake Bell’s condition, and that even when he does, he won’t share it.

“Unsure about Blake until we get to practice and unsure about the other guys until we get to practice,” Stoops said of his overall injury situation. “Unsure who will be back and who won’t. The quarterback issue, it does us no possible good to define all of that today or Friday. We’ll just go into the game and hopefully have all of them ready.”

Bell suffered an apparent head injury early in the second quarter of Oklahoma’s 48-10 win over Iowa State last weekend.

He was replaced by redshirt freshman Trevor Knight, who completed 8 of 14 passes for 61 yards, and also rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.

Knight was the Sooners’ starting quarterback for the first two games this season, but was replaced by Bell in the fourth quarter of the second game.

“It’s natural in that the first two games to now, he did look much more comfortable in this game against Iowa State,” Stoops said of Knight. “And probably performed that way. It’s not surprising to us eight weeks down the road, you continue to practice, you continue to get better as you go through the year. He gets a chance to do it again and he’s more familiar with it. He knows what to expect and handled it great.”

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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