The Norman Transcript

August 26, 2013

Sticking with the Belldozer?

Stoops said Bell still has major role

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Trevor Knight will be Oklahoma’s starting quarterback against Louisiana-Monroe Saturday. But Sooner coach Bob Stoops hinted Monday morning on the Big 12 coaches teleconference that Blake Bell’s will still have a major role this season.

When asked if Bell would still be used in short-yardage situations Stoops said this: “We’ll see. There’s no sense in tipping our hand on how much or how little we’ll do of it. I think it is fair to say we led the (Big 12) last year in third-down conversions and red zone offense. That part of the package has been pretty consistent and successful for us. It’s something I would envision us still having.”