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October 3, 2013

Stoops not sweating polls

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“We’re not doing the same stuff that we did last year. Toward the end of the year, I kind of felt like teams started figuring it out a little bit,” he said. “But I like what we’re doing up front right now. We just have to execute better in short-yardage situations.”

Bell fine with Knight doing more: Bell said he has no problem if the coaching staff wants to develop a package for redshirt freshman quarterback Trevor Knight to run in games.

“That’s the coaches’ decision and whatever we can do to help the team win,” he said.

OU coach Bob Stoops hinted on Monday that a package for Knight could be in the works. Offensive coordinator Josh Heupel was caught off-guard when questioned about it Tuesday night.

“Bob said that?” he replied when first asked.

When told that’s who the information came from, Heupel only elaborated a tiny bit.

“There’s a place for that, probably. They’re both good players,” he said. “Obviously, we felt Trevor was a great player at the beginning of the year.”

Tight end progress: None of OU’s tight ends have a catch through the first four games and fullback Trey Millard only has seven. The tight end spot still hasn’t progressed into much of a role in the passing game.

“I’ve only used them at times this year,” Heupel said. “I’m not sure what percentage of the time we’re using them, but probably 30, about 40 percent of the time, if you count when Trey is in there by himself at tight end.”

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