Our writers give their takes on the quarterback situations at OU and OSU:
Jason Kersey, OU beat writer
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops might use two quarterbacks again in 2013, and on paper, the system would seem like a perfect way to keep defenses off balance and keep both Blake Bell and Trevor Knight happy.
But football games aren't played on paper.
If Knight is anointed the Sooners' full-time starter, the Belldozer package could live on and continue to cause opponents fits in short-yardage situations. Or if Bell wins the job, Knight's athleticism would seemingly be perfect as a change-of-pace option.
But would Bell — once believed to be Landry Jones' unquestioned heir apparent — be OK with playing second fiddle to another quarterback after two years of situational-only action?
Bell has demonstrated nothing but grace and a team-first mentality throughout his time on campus, but it would be completely understandable if his enthusiasm for the Belldozer was diminished in a season he expected to take over the complete offense.
If both quarterbacks are fully on board, I see no reason not to take advantage of each of their strengths. But if that's not the case, such a system could cause unneeded problems.
Ryan Aber, OU beat writer
Using a two-quarterback system might very well be the right on-the-field move for the Sooners this year.
If the starter is Trevor Knight, Blake Bell adds exactly what he's added the past two years in the Belldozer. If it's Bell, Knight adds a speedier option back there as a change-of-pace. Even more, it would be the right move in the locker room.
The continuation of the Belldozer would keep Bell from a diminished role and Knight's elusiveness could turn the package into a different look, using it in other places on the field and not making it a given in the red zone.
A Knight package would help get the freshman some meaningful reps to keep him content while also utilizing his legs to add another dimension to what figures to be a strong ground game.
Gina Mizell, OSU beat writer
I tend to not be a fan of two-quarterback systems.
But Oklahoma State showed last season that, when handled correctly, it cannot only work, but work brilliantly.
The key, of course, is having the right players.