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Oklahoma Sooners will move Blake Bell to tight end in 2014

Oklahoma Sooners to move Blake Bell to tight end
Oklahoma Sooners to move Blake Bell to tight end
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The Oklahoma Sooners Signing Day 2014 news might have overshadowed a Bob Stoops announcement about the future of the quarterbacks on his roster. With Justice Hanson signing with the Sooners, Bruce Feldman of CBSSports reported that Stoops announced on Feb. 5 that former starting quarterback Blake Bell will move to tight end in 2014.

When Landry Jones graduated from OU, the quarterback position was open to battle between incumbent Blake Bell and freshman Trevor Knight. Bell was the fan favorite thanks to the Belldozer formation but Knight had a lot of promise.

Knight won the job in 2013 but played horribly in his first starts, and after an injury, Bell came in and took over. Bell broke Sooners' passing records in his first start and ended up beating both Notre Dame and Oklahoma State in two starts. However, he struggled as the season wore on and Stoops chose to start Trevor Knight in the Sugar Bowl.

After Knight had the best game of his career in that game, he solidified himself as the Sooners' starting quarterback in 2014. That made it look like Blake Bell might follow Kendal Thompson out of Norman, transferring somewhere that he could possibly start.

Now, it seems like that won't happen because Stoops wants to work Bell at tight end and give him that Belldozer weapon back into the offense with Knight at quarterback. Stoops is also excited about Justice Hansen joining the Sooners on Signing Day 2014 to be the heir to Knight down the line.