But this is a rare time. Not since Bradford beat out Joey Halze and Keith Nichol in 2007 has there been a true competition for the starting job.
Jones was the only option when Bradford was injured in 2009. Paul Thompson assumed the position when Rhett Bomar was kicked off the team right before training camp began in 2006. Nate Hybl got the starting job in 2002 when Jason White was hurt early in the season. Heupel had the offense handed to him when he signed with OU in February of 1999.
The quarterback torch never seems to pass the same way twice. The Sooner quarterbacks are OK with the process.
“We are all getting even reps. All we can do is go out there and show the coaches what we have individually,” Bell said.