Oklahoma football: Blake Bell weighs in on relationship with Trevor Knight, transition to tight end

In an interview with The Oklahoman last week, Blake Bell said he remained close with Trevor Knight throughout last season's back-and-forth position battle and that the two have "always been buddies."
by Jason Kersey Published: June 15, 2014

— Blake Bell insists his relationship with Trevor Knight was nothing but positive, even as they spent the better part of an entire calendar year competing to be Oklahoma’s starting quarterback.

“We’ve always been pretty tight,” Bell said in an interview with The Oklahoman last week before his appearance at a Sooner Caravan event.

Knight was named the starter at the beginning of last season, but Bell took over after a couple games and started eight times in 2013. After Knight’s Sugar Bowl MVP performance, though, Bell changed positions to tight end for his senior season.

Q: Can your relationship with Trevor and your experience at quarterback help your chemistry on the field next season?

A: Well I think it’s really good. Me knowing what he’s thinking, and he knows what I’m thinking. I know when he’s hot; I can see coverages really well and all that stuff, too.

When you were the guy, it always seemed like Trevor was one of the first players to greet you as you came off the field, and vice versa.

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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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