Who's better: David Ash or Blake Bell?

SoonerNation and HornsNation are kicking off Red River Rivalry in July week with a look at both schools' starting quarterbacks.

Which signal-caller will have the better 2013 season: Texas' David Ash or Oklahoma's Blake Bell?

Read William Wilkerson's argument for Ash and Jake Trotter's argument for Bell here.

Here's a sampling of each side.

Wilkerson on Ash:

Ash should also play more relaxed knowing that he's the unquestioned quarterback of the team, which Mack Brown anointed him heading into spring practice. That's more than Bell can say for the moment, and something Bell could struggle to maintain if he can't lead OU through a daunting first half of the season.

That said, give me the quarterback who has at least thrown a touchdown pass in college.

Trotter on Bell:

With four interceptions and a woeful completion percentage, Ash has been awful in two tries against the Sooners, who, as a result, have effectively ended both contests before halftime.

We don't know yet what kind of quarterback Bell will be. We don't even know for sure he'll be OU's quarterback on Oct. 12. But nothing Ash has done in the OU-Texas game evokes much confidence. Which is why I'll take the unknown.