NORMAN, Okla. – Kendal Thompson’s dream of being named the starting quarterback at Oklahoma is put on hold. Thompson fractured his right foot in the very first practice of the season Thursday. It’s expected that Thompson will miss four to six weeks. Oklahoma hopes to have him back for the second game of the year.
What does it all mean in the quarterback competition? It strengthens Blake Bell’s grasp on the starting job. A less experienced Trevor Knight will really have to impress the coaching staff to de-throne the experienced Bell.
Coach Stoops has mentioned not being opposed to giving Knight or Thompson snaps during a game even if they aren’t named starter, but wouldn’t committ to it either.
It appears as though Bell’s live game action he experienced the past couple of seasons will serve him well as he continues his case to be named Oklahoma’s next starting quarterback.