“The majority of time, he's going to run the ball,” said cornerback Micah Hyde. “But there's no rule that he can't pass it.”
OU offensive coordinator Josh Heupel doesn't talk like a coach who has soured on Bell's passing.
“He can still throw,” Heupel said. “He's going to have a strong arm. He'll make all the throws. He's getting better in the decision-making.”
One of the bonuses of the Belldozer is the extra preparation it demands of defenses.
“As far as preparation, knowing what to expect, when they get down there, they're going to turn into a power offense,” said Iowa safety Jordan Bernstine.
The answer, he said, is clear: “Gang-tackle. It's a case of tackling. Getting everybody there.”