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Quarterback battle will likely remain open through next week
Oklahoma Sooners

Quarterback battle will likely remain open through next week

Published Aug. 18, 2015 5:39 p.m. ET

Two seasons ago when the Oklahoma Sooners were debating which quarterback to go with, coach Bob Stoops didn't decide until nine games before the season opener.

So there's no reason to think this year's three-man race will be determined any time soon. OU opens the season at home against Akron on Sept. 5.

Stoops and new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley aren't making any decisions any time soon and the race between Baker Mayfield, Trevor Knight and Cody Thomas seems to be open.

Knight is the incumbent, but struggled badly in the bowl game loss to Clemson. Thomas started two games last season and Mayfield is a transfer from Texas Tech who sat out all last season.


“They’re all playing well, honestly,” said offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley to The Oklahoman. “They’re all three still repping equally. They’re making it hard on (Bob) Stoops and I, the rest of the staff.”

The three competed in a scrimmage over the past weekend that was closed to the public and the media.

“I think it was a good first scrimmage for us,” Knight said to The Oklahoman. “The offense had a lot of energy and made a bunch of big plays, especially at the beginning of the scrimmage. 

“I thought that we did a pretty good job of keeping that energy throughout the scrimmage. That’s something Coach Riley has been pushing. Not to start fast, but continue playing fast and continue pushing on the pedal throughout the game.”

(H/T The Oklahoman)



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