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.