OU football: Trevor Knight's unimpressive performance nothing to worry about

Oklahoma fans concerned after Trevor Knight’s showing in Saturday’s Red-White Game probably should take a deep breath.
by Jason Kersey Published: April 15, 2014

White threw for only 70 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions, while Rawls was much more efficient, completing 11 of 17 attempts for 183 yards with a touchdown and a pick.

White, of course, won the job, the Heisman Trophy and led OU to an appearance in the BCS national championship game, while Rawls never took a collegiate snap. He transferred to Louisiana Tech in September 2003 but never played there.

Five years after that, Bradford completed just 12 of 25 passes for 191 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the 2008 spring game, but, like White, won that year’s Heisman Trophy and led the Sooners to a national-title game appearance.

That year, though, Bradford was the unquestioned starting quarterback regardless of a rough spring-game outing. He’d started every game the season before, leading OU to the 2007 Big 12 title.

Similarly, Knight isn’t in any danger of losing his job. The only quarterback who played significantly better than him Saturday was Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield, who is ineligible in 2014 and spent most of the afternoon playing against backup defenders.

“He’s by no means a finished product,” said OU offensive coordinator Josh Heupel. “The great thing about him is he’s going to come to work tomorrow and keep pushing himself to get better.”

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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