Oklahoma's Blake Bell moving to tight end

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

The Belldozer is switching positions, and will play tight end for the Sooners next season.

Oklahoma's Bob Stoops confirmed the switch during his appearance on Signing Day Live Wednesday.

Bell was expected to take over the starting quarterback job at Oklahoma last season after Landry Jones graduated. Instead he lost the gig to Trevor Knight, but would take over the starting role for a while before losing it again to Knight in Oklahoma's Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. In 11 games Bell threw for 1,648 yards and 12 touchdowns while also rushing for 255 yards. Which did not quite match the kind of production Bell had as a red zone force for the Sooners the previous two seasons.

Bell had 104 rushes in his first two seasons with the Sooners and they resulted in 24 touchdowns.

Now Oklahoma will hope that Bell can be the same kind of red zone threat but at a new position in 2014.

As for how Bell's move leaves the quarterback situation, it's safe to say that the starting gig will be Trevor Knight's next season. Behind him on the depth chart are two freshmen in Cody Thomas and Justice Hansen, as well as Baker Mayfield who has transferred from Texas Tech and will walk on in Norman.

 
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