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March 13, 2013

The race has just started for Sooners’ top offensive spot

NORMAN — Oklahoma went through its third spring practice and the first in full pads Tuesday.

Offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said the way he’s divided reps among all three of his quarterbacks is that he has given them all one practice as the No. 1 quarterback.

“It’s going to be that way through the early part of spring,” he said.

How long it remains that way will be the biggest question of the spring.

Players said they haven’t seen much separation between junior Blake Bell, sophomore Kendal Thompson and redshirt freshman Trevor Knight.

During the brief portion of Tuesday’s practice that was open to the media, the trio ran drills side by side. The scrimmaging was closed.

“All three of those guys had really good days. They’ve made mistakes, but they’ve all made good plays as well,” said Heupel. “The guy who will ultimately be our quarterback is the guy who makes a mistake, learns from it and doesn’t repeat it.”

Video break: OU took time out to shoot a “Harlem Shake” video Tuesday. Former coach Barry Switzer, Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims and All-American linebacker Brian Bosworth joined the current team in the 45-second video.

Fullback Trey Millard talked to reporters while still wearing a gorilla suit. The idea apparently came from the players after watching some videos other schools had done.

“We showed Coach Stoops some videos from a few teams who did it and he said if we talked to some people maybe we could get it on,” Millard said. “We definitely pursued that.”

As far as the celebrities involved, that was above Millard’s level.

“That was Stoops,” he said. “I don’t have those guys’ numbers.”

Cornerback Aaron Colvin is the one dancing in the beginning. Running backs Damien Williams and Brennan Clay are the ones in the bunny suits.

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