Blake Bell to Start at Quarterback Against Notre Dame

Blake Bell #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners avoids the tackle of Ishaq Williams #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on his way to a touchdown at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2012 in Norman, Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops named Blake Bell his starting quarterback against Notre Dame immediately following the junior's virtuoso performance last weekend against Tulsa.

Bell did in three hours what it took Trevor Knight an entire offseason and preseason to do, though Stoops was careful Monday not to say the decision was written in stone for the rest of the season.

"We are not going to sit here and define all that," Stoops said. "Blake's the guy right now. We will see from there how things go in practice and games and see how Kendal (Thompson) and Trevor continue to work, too. We'll take that as it comes."

Bell completed 27 of 37 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns in a 51-20 victory over the Golden Hurricane, a performance Stoops said was the best debut in the program's history for a quarterback in his first start.

"That's no surprise," offensive lineman Darryl Williams said. "All of our quarterbacks are good. They all are good enough to play. So it's no surprise to any of us, I don't think." (ESPN.com)

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