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Stephanie Kuzydym: Sooners not yet safely in the Big Dance

The Oklahoman's Stephanie Kuzydym took questions about the Sooners in today's Power Lunch Chat. Here's a look at today's Q&A.
Oklahoman Modified: March 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm •  Published: March 1, 2013

Alex and James Fraschilla are constantly working with Buddy, rebounding him the ball and stuff. At the rate he's going, he could be back for West Virginia — all he needs to hear is that Kruger is OK with it. He really wants to be back out there. That's really all he talks about.

What are the chances Knight, Thompson, or even Thomas play next year instead of Bell?

From what I've seen and heard, high. Blake Bell can definitely do more than just run the ball. He can throw it. He was a throwing quarterback in high school. But if a guy like Thompson or Thomas or Knight has better precision, makes the reads better or whatever then I can see them at the QB spot.

It will definitely start out with Bell though. I think Cody Thomas may need a little more time but when I watched him play in Texas, he brought his team back, he had a strong arm, he was patient, he was a force on the field and here's the kicker — he moved his feet.

Do you think Alex Ross will get some playing time next year?

I think so but he will be behind Damien Williams and Brennan Clay. However, we've all seen how easy RB have been injured for Oklahoma these past couple years. He's known for his speed too. Can you imagine having two Damien Williams-esque players to go to?

With OU's new hires on the football staff, has there already been some buzz with recruits from next February's signing class?

Yes. The recruits who have tweeted about it have genuinely seemed excited and people who have known Montgomery have said he relates to recruits really well because of his age. Even Montgomery said that. He seems like a guy they can relate to better.


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