Blake Bell earns high marks from QB coach

Against Florida A&M, Blake Bell got his first extensive experience quarterbacking the base offense. Bell completed 4-of-5 passes for 61 yards, and added a 10-yard scramble. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel said he was pleased with Bell’s performance for the most part.

“It’s the first time you guys have had a chance to see him as a quarterback and not a quarterback slash running back in the Belldozer package,” Heupel said. “I think you can see why everybody in the program is excited about him and his development and where he’s going to be in the future.

“With Blake there were a lot of positives. He executed well when he dropped back and threw the ball. He was accurate with the football. A couple of mechanical issues and communication at the line of scrimmage that needs to be corrected. Also taking the two sacks is something he can’t do. For the most part he handled himself in a really positive way.