Oklahoma State returns three quarterbacks who won as starters last season. Wes Lunt and J.W. Walsh both started games as freshmen before getting hurt, then Clint Chelf finished the season and was first-string through the spring.
Blake Bell, Oklahoma’s 6-foot-6, 263-pound junior, was a short-yardage specialist, ran 102 times for 24 touchdowns the past two seasons, and then was one of three quarterbacks to throw touchdown passes in the Sooners’ spring game this month.
“He’s always been able to throw the football well. .... Blake throws a great deep ball,” Sooners coach Bob Stoops said.
Kansas State returns all five starters on the offensive line. As for who they’ll be blocking for this season, Daniel Sams, the primary backup for Klein, and highly touted junior college transfer Jake Waters are the leading candidates.
Coach Bill Snyder said there “is no clear-cut No. 1” and that both are getting equal snaps with the first- and second-team offense.