Position battle update: Backup QB 

March, 19, 2012
While the Sooners are on spring break this week, SoonerNation will update readers on five position battles this spring. For today: Backup quarterback.

The reality of this position battle is that it won't be decided in earnest until at least next spring, after Landry Jones leaves campus. Still, Drew Allen, Blake Bell and even Kendal Thompson are using this spring to jockey for position for what will be OU’s first quarterback derby since 2007.

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Icon SMIOklahoma's Blake Bell attempted just four passes in 2011, but could be asked to do more this season.
Bell still hasn’t passed Allen on the depth chart, but he figures to play more again next season out of the Belldozer. That experience alone won’t assure him of the winning the starting job. The Belldozer will never be OU’s base offense. But experience on the field doesn’t hurt, either.

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