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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Triple Option: Bell favored to start in '13

By Dane Beavers

Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.

1. Blake Bell was named Oklahoma's backup quarterback on Tuesday night. It's not surprising that he has surpassed Drew Allen, but it is surprising that head coach Bob Stoops would announce the move to the media before the season had even started. Still, Bell is now the favorite to start in 2013, when he'll be a redshirt junior.

2. Senior safety Javon Harris called the 2012 Sooners "a more mature team" on Tuesday night. If that's the case with four contributors being suspended -- Stacy McGee, Trey Franks, Jaz Reynolds and Quentin Hayes -- how immature was the 2011 team?

3. Stoops needs just six wins to match Bud Wilkinson's mark of 145 at OU, good for second all-time in school history. Stoops needs 18 wins to match the top spot of 157 by Barry Switzer. Stoops already has more losses (34) than both legendary Sooners coaches, who each had 29.

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