The Oklahoma Sooners are looking to bounce back after a disappointing season last year. Their success will heavily depend on the type of play they get at the quarterback position.
According to College Spun, head Coach Bob Stoops made it known that there will be an open competition for who will take snaps under center come this fall. Most thought it would be former Texas Tech starter Baker Mayfield.
Mayfield sat out last season because of NCAA transfer rules, but was rumored to have already won the starting qb battle. Stoops addressed those rumors on Tuesday.
Stoops said that perception that Baker Mayfield has won the starting QB job "couldn't be further from the truth."
— Tim Griffin (@TimGriffinBig12) July 21, 2015
In 2013, Mayfield threw for over 2300 yards, 12 touchdowns and 9 interceptions before deciding to transfer. After Trevor Knights disappointing sophomore campaign, everyone expected Mayfield to win the competition with ease.
According to Stoops, there is another quarterback who is playing well this offseason and he is not to be forgotten about.
Stoops: "Trevor Knight and Baker Mayfield are in a tight battle, and Cody Thomas is right on their heels." #Sooners
— Joey Helmer (@joeyhelmer247) July 21, 2015
This is an important year for Stoops and his team. The Sooners have a brand new offensive coordinator in Lincoln Riley,who previously held the same position at East Carolina. Riley will be counted on to fix some of the issues that plagued the offense last year.
If the Sooners start out slow to begin the year, you can expect to hear fans calling for Stoops job.
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