As the Oklahoma Sooners and the Alabama Crimson Tide arrived in New Orleans for the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the #1 question on everyone’s mind continued to be who would lead the Sooners at quarterback. Would it be Blake Bell or Trevor Knight.
Unfortunately, at his arrival press conference, coach Bob Stoops was not about to give the answer.
“Well we intend to be unsettled about quarterback all the way up until the game. I wouldn’t say it’s unsettled I would say that it’s purposeful. And let’s face it, both those guys in different situations have really done well so we have to have both of them ready to go.”
Alabama coach Nick Saban was also asked about the Oklahoma quarterback situation at his press conference. Saban said that his players definitely need to be aware of what each player brings to the table.
“I think that we have a lot of respect for both of their quarterbacks and what their capabilities are. I think both guys are people who will run their offense very efficiently and effectively. Both are dual threats in terms of their ability to run the ball and run the option and pull the ball on the dive and challenge you on the perimeter, as well as be able to throw the ball in the play action game or on third down when they drop back. I don’t think there is a whole lot of difference in what they do, but I think their skill sets are different in terms of one guy being a big, physical runner and the other not as big, but very athletic.”
The two teams will meet on Jan. 2, 2014 at the Superdome in New Orleans. All questions will be answered then.