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Sources: Oklahoma quarterbacks Blake Bell, Trevor Knight still competing

by Jason Kersey Modified: August 20, 2013 at 10:45 am •  Published: August 20, 2013
How much of the new offense will quarterback Trevor Knight and Oklahoma show in today's season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe? PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN
How much of the new offense will quarterback Trevor Knight and Oklahoma show in today's season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe? PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN

NORMAN — Monday evening, KFOR’s Bob Barry Jr. reported that redshirt freshman Trevor Knight has won Oklahoma’s starting quarterback position.

Here is what Barry said during Monday night’s broadcast:

“This could very well be Oklahoma’s starting quarterback when head coach Bob Stoops makes the announcement, most likely on Friday. Multiple sources have told me in the last two days, San Antonio, Texas, redshirt freshman Trevor Knight has won the quarterback battle at OU in a spirited competition against junior Blake Bell. Trevor is a 6-1, 202-pounder, who, according to those who act like they know, has been the most consistent player during the spring and summer, the smartest guy and more athletic than we know. And that’s why he’ll get the call when the Sooners line up against Louisiana-Monroe a week from Saturday. Of course nothing is official until head coach Bob Stoops says it is.”

There’s no question that Knight has made this a much closer battle than anyone probably thought it would be, and he could absolutely win the job. But two sources with knowledge of the position battle told me early Tuesday morning that nothing had been decided.

I know Bob Barry Jr. well, consider him a friend and have no reason to believe he’d report something unless he believed his information was correct.

But after checking around with sources I trust, I’m not ready to call the battle, and I don’t think Bob Stoops is, either.

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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