Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said he would prefer to name a starting quarterback during the Sooners' fall camp but isn't guaranteeing that'll happen.
"You get a lot more accurate snapshot of where these guys are really at, as camp unfolds," Riley said during Oklahoma's media day Friday. "I would prefer to [name a starter during camp] because then you're able to get it out of the way, you're able to start to focus your reps in on the starter and the team knows — everybody knows — and you can move on."
While grad transfer and former Alabama starter Jalen Hurts is the overwhelming favorite to win the job before the Sooners host Houston on Sept. 1 (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC), he and redshirt freshman Tanner Mordecai will enter camp competing with newly arrived true freshman Spencer Rattler.
Riley said that although he was fortunate enough to name his last two starters — Heisman winners Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield — before the conclusion of fall camp, he's in wait-and-see mode now.