OU football: Trevor Knight hopes to carry Sugar Bowl momentum into next season

After its 45-31 Sugar Bowl upset of Alabama, OU is considered by many to be a legitimate national championship contender in 2014.
by Jason Kersey Modified: March 9, 2014 at 6:22 pm •  Published: March 9, 2014


photo - Oklahoma's Trevor Knight (9) runs onto field before the NCAA football BCS Sugar Bowl game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide (UA) at the Superdome in New Orleans, La., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Trevor Knight (9) runs onto field before the NCAA football BCS Sugar Bowl game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide (UA) at the Superdome in New Orleans, La., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

NORMAN — After its 45-31 Sugar Bowl upset of Alabama, Oklahoma is considered by many to be a legitimate national championship contender in 2014.

Much of the reason for all the optimism surrounding OU is sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight, whose MVP performance helped lift the Sooners past the mighty Crimson Tide.

Knight spoke with The Oklahoman recently about a variety of topics, including the Sugar Bowl afterglow, OU’s running back situation and the expectations for next season.

Q: How have things been in your world since the Sugar Bowl?

A: “It’s been awesome. I’ve enjoyed it. I enjoyed playing well. You’ve gotta enjoy playing well. We’ve gotta carry that over into the offseason and into next year. Now we’ve got a target on our backs. Beforehand, we were fighting the underdog story. Now we’ve got a target on our backs. We’ve gotta ride that every day and just know that we’ve gotta work our hardest every day to stay on top.”

Are you concerned about the running back position considering all the players you lost there?


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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