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Oklahoma tweets April Fool's joke stating Blake Bell is moving back to quarterback

Nick Bromberg
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02: Blake Bell #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up prior to playing the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Oh, Oklahoma. You didn't have us fooled for a second.

The Sooners tweeted a picture teasing a move back to quarterback for Blake Bell on Tuesday. When viewed in preview form, it said "Blake Bell switches back to QB." When viewed fully, it looked like what it does below.

We won't explain how tired internet April Fool's jokes are, but for them to work, they need to be at least somewhat believable. This wasn't in the slightest.

After Trevor Knight's incredible performance in the Sugar Bowl, coach Bob Stoops announced Bell, once viewed as the heir apparent to Landry Jones, would be moving to tight end. It's a position switch that's been less than two months in the making. There's no way Oklahoma would give up on it so quickly.

Plus, it also conveys the idea that Knight has struggled throughout spring practice and the school needs Bell back at quarterback for insurance. Is an April Fool's joke a good enough reason to make people wonder if your starting quarterback or the guys in line behind him need a competitor?

Try us again next year, OU.

 

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Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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