Oklahoma football: A look at the Sooners' past five quarterback derbies

From Nate Hybl vs. Jason White to Sam Bradford vs. Keith Nichol and Joey Halzle, Berry Tramel takes a look back at the Sooners' past five quarterback derbies.
by Berry Tramel Modified: August 18, 2013 at 10:00 am •  Published: August 17, 2013
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2001

Quarterbacks: Nate Hybl vs. Jason White

The pick: Hybl.

Dates: Hybl and White were told Aug. 16, the same day OU announced it. The season opened Aug. 25.

The result: Hybl was injured against Texas on Oct. 6 and again on Oct. 13 at Kansas. White started Oct. 20 against Baylor but suffered a major knee injury Oct. 27 at Nebraska. Hybl quarterbacked the rest of the season.

2002

Quarterbacks: Jason White vs. Nate Hybl

The pick: White.

Dates: White and Hybl were told on Aug. 18. OU announced it on Aug. 19. The season opened Aug. 30.

The result: White suffered a major knee injury in the second game, against Alabama. Hybl took over and quarterbacked OU to the Big 12 title and a Rose Bowl victory.

2003

Quarterbacks: Jason White vs. Brent Rawls

The pick: White

Dates: White and Rawls were told on June 18. OU announced it on June 19, also announcing that Rawls would be listed fourth-team on the depth chart.

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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