Apr 12, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight (9) runs the ball before being contacted by Sooners defensive end Geneo Grissom (85) during the spring game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Open Letter: Stop panicking, Trevor Knight will be fine

This may not apply to everyone, but there is a loud group of people who are worried about the 2014 Sugar Bowl MVP Trevor Knight.

The annual spring game featured four quarterbacks, and Knight’s performance didn’t warrant too many pleasant reviews.

Sep 7, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight (9) throws in the pocket in the third quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Oklahoma Sooners beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 16-7. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 7, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight (9) throws in the pocket in the third quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Oklahoma Sooners beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 16-7. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The native Texan went 5-14 in the pocket, only accumulated 53 passing yards, and threw an interception.

While fans would hope his momentum would carry in to the spring, let’s get a few things straight to those falling off the Knight bandwagon.

1) It is April. There is plenty of time between now and the fall for Knight to get back on track. Yes, he helped Oklahoma beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, but this is just a scrimmage and I think fans are expecting a little too much right now.

2) A lot of players were missing. Knight did not have any familiar targets with Sterling Shepard and Durron Neal sidelined for the game. It is going to take for him to get comfortable with his new receivers, some of which aren’t even on campus yet.

3) It would be more concerning if Knight picked apart the defense. Believe it or not, these guys go up against each other every day. They know Knight’s tendencies firsthand, they know all the plays ran, and let’s be honest, this defense is pretty darn good.

4) Most of the time he was throwing in to the wind. Not to make excuses, but wind sometimes affects quarterbacks, especially one still developing his passing.

5) IT’S THE SPRING GAME. This is not Louisiana Tech. It is a scrimmage. Take it with a grain of salt.

So, please. Stop panicking. Knight will be fine. OU will be fine. OU will win the national title. And we’ll all get golden tickets to Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory.

The end.

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