“There’s benefits, pluses and minuses, I guess. Ultimately, you can’t name a guy until you’ve got a guy.”
Alas, we won’t be giving you many eyewitness updates. The public’s and media’s only real view of the quarterbacks this spring will come in the spring game April 13. And that might not be very enlightening.
Concerning OU’s transition to an offense featuring a more-mobile quarterback, Stoops said, “We’ll do our best not to give away how we want to do it.”
Stoops did say of a quarterback derby, “I don’t think it’s nearly as disruptive to the team as people make it out to be. As long as you’re not changing offenses, as long as you’re still running and practicing the same plays.”
And of course, it’s not like the blue-jerseyed QBs are going to be hit, anyway. Stoops might not know until September who is his best quarterback.
“When guys are pretty equal or there isn’t a definitive edge, I think it’s fair in competition that you give ‘em their opportunities when you see in the moment, in the games, who’s going to step up and make the play, avoid the critical play,” Stoops said. “Sometimes you can’t see that until you’re out on the field. Then it works itself out.”
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