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Data Scout Notes: 2014: NA...**2013: 12-11-13 - Transfer from Texas Tech...OFreshmanOYC/HMC/NAM...(+) Coming off 10-05-13 Knee INJ...Rare Walk-on True Frosh starter in Week 1
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08/24/15 - Baker Mayfield to be named Sooners starting QB...Oklahoma's fresh start on offense will include a fresh face under center. According to reports from both the Oklahoman and Tulsa World, one-time Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield will be named the Sooners' starting quarterback. Mayfield has been battling two-year junior starter Trevor Knight and sophomore Cody Thomas, who started the final three games of the 2014 regular season.
Mayfield was named the Big 12's Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2013 after winning the Texas Tech starting job as a freshman walk-on, then throwing for 2,315 yards with a 12-to-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He elected to transfer out before the Red Raiders' bowl game, eventually choosing Oklahoma despite the acrimonious circumstances of an intra-conference transfer.
The Sooners offense is undergoing a makeover this offseason following Bob Stoops' decision to replace offensive coordinator Josh Heupel with East Carolina play-caller Lincoln Riley. A former Mike Leach assistant who runs a system modeled on the same Texas Tech Air Raid used by Kliff Kingsbury, Riley is expected to lean more heavily on the pass than previous Sooners' attacks have -- a positive for Mayfield's chances, and perhaps a negative for the more mobile Knight. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com
10/01/14 - NCAA, Big 12 deny Oklahoma transfer's appeal...The NCAA and Big 12 Conference have both denied Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield's appeal for immediate eligibility, the Daily Oklahoman reported Monday. Mayfield was the Big 12 offensive freshman of the year last season when he played in eight games as a walk-on for Texas Tech. Despite his success on the field, Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury said Mayfield would not be granted a scholarship. Mayfield decided to transfer to Oklahoma and was given immediate eligibility. But Texas Tech blocked Mayfield's transfer. Kingsbury had said the transfer was being contested because it is taking place within the conference. Big 12 transfer rules for players moving from one Big 12 school to the other actually means Mayfield will have one less year of eligibility. - The Sports Xchange
08/14/14 - Oklahoma University will submit an appeal to the NCAA on Thursday in another attempt to get transfer quarterback Baker Mayfield eligible for the upcoming season. Mayfield was the Big 12 offensive freshman of the year last season when he played in eight games as a walk-on for Texas Tech. Despite his success on the field, Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury said Mayfield would not be granted a scholarship. Mayfield decided to transfer to Oklahoma and was given immediate eligibility. But Texas Tech is blocking Mayfield's transfer, which if successful will keep Mayfield on the sideline for the upcoming season. Mayfield's attorney, Jim Darnell, told the Oklahoman last week, "If they wanted to take care of this kid, they could have done it right." Darnell was Johnny Manziel's attorney last year. Kingsbury said the transfer is being contested because it is taking place within the conference. Mayfield is hoping for a decision before the Sooners start their season Aug. 30. - The Sports Xchange
04/13/14 - An ineligible player stole the show at Oklahoma's spring game. Baker Mayfield, who transferred from Texas Tech in January and can't play until next year, completed all nine of his passes for 125 yards and two scores to help the White team defeat the Red 28-13 on Saturday. Mayfield finished his first drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Taylor McNamara. On his first possession of the second half, he completed a pretty 28-yard pass to Connor Knight between defenders before finishing the drive with a 28-yard touchdown on a beautiful back-shoulder throw to Jordan Smallwood. "Disappointing for him that rules don't allow him to play," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. "But in the end, he's been a great teammate to these guys. The players all love him."
Oklahoma fans have been fired up since the win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The spring game drew 43,500, a total the school said was a record for the 16-year Stoops era. Sophomore Trevor Knight, the Sugar Bowl MVP, completed just 5 of 14 passes for 53 yards and threw an interception. "At the end of the day, the disadvantage against the offense is the defense is so familiar with you," Stoops said. "They know by formation what routes. It makes it harder, but we're very pleased with what Trevor has done overall." - AP Sports
01/10/14 - Former Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield lost an appeal Friday to avoid giving up a year of eligibility at Oklahoma. According to Texas Tech policy, when a player transfers within the conference, he must sit out the next year and lose a year of eligibility. Mayfield maintained that he shouldn't lose eligibility based on the fact that he walked on and was never under scholarship at Texas Tech. A five-member panel of Texas Tech's athletics council heard Mayfield's case and unanimously rejected it, saying its decision was in line with school and NCAA rules. Mayfield played in eight games as a freshman this past season at Tech, passing for 2,315 yards and 12 touchdowns and running for 190 yards and three more scores. - AP Sports