“As soon as we made the switch, he got the hang of it really quick,” Stoops said. “We started seeing him in games, and in my mind, I'm like, ‘I've watched this a long time ... this guy's a top two round pick.
“Then as the year went by, I said, ‘He's going earlier than that.'”
QB DECISION CAN WAIT
One fan in Wichita wrote a question for Stoops as “Blake Bell-asario.”
“When are you gonna name a starting quarterback? The suspense is killing me,” the question read.
Stoops laughed before responding that his track record of quarterback development suggests long, ongoing competition usually produces the greatest results.
“I'm saying this in a humble and positive way — not in a cocky way — that we've won eight Big 12 championships with six different quarterbacks,” Stoops said. “We believe in competition. We believe the team respects the guy that has earned it over a period of time, hasn't been just tossed to him.”
Junior Blake Bell, sophomore Kendal Thompson and redshirt freshman Trevor Knight are competing to be the Sooners' starting quarterback next season.