Data Scout Notes: **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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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
12/21/13 - Report: QB Mayfield to enroll at Oklahoma...Former Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was named the Big 12 offensive freshman of the year by the conference's coaches, will enroll at Oklahoma in January, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Mayfield, who started seven games for the Red Raiders, announced earlier this month he planned to transfer. Texas Tech has not permitted Mayfield to contact members of the Oklahoma coaching staff, so he has not been offered a scholarship by the Sooners.
As a result, Mayfield plans to join the Sooners as a walk-on in the spring, according to the report. It remains uncertain when Mayfield would be eligible to play for Oklahoma. He would have to sit out a year after transferring, but Big 12 rules require that a player who transfers to another school within the Big 12 also would lose a year of eligibility. Mayfield plans to appeal the NCAA' s transfer rule, according to the American-Statesman report. Mayfield was Texas Tech's starting quarterback for its 2013 opener despite being a walk-on freshman. He played in eight games and passed for 2,315 yards and 12 touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange
12/13/13 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Baker Mayfield (QB)...Mayfield made seven starts this season going 218-of-340 for 2,315 passing yards with 12 touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns during his true freshman season. He became the first true freshman walk-on to start at quarterback in a season opener for a BCS program when he passed for 413 yards on 43-of-60 passing with four touchdowns in Tech's opener at SMU. - Texas Tech football
12/11/13 - Report: Baker Mayfield transferring from Texas Tech...The Baker Mayfield story was one of the better stories in college football this season, but it looks as though it won't be ending at Texas Tech. ESPN.com is reporting that Mayfield has informed Kliff Kingsbury and the Texas Tech staff that he'll be transferring. Mayfield confirmed his decision to Kingsbury on Wednesday, and while there's no indication where he will transfer, Mayfield told a television station in Austin that he was leaving due to a "miscommunication" with the coaching staff.
Mayfield first gained attention this year when he won the starting quarterback job in Lubbock despite the fact he was a true freshman walk-on. He would start eight games for the Red Raiders -- a knee injury against Kansas cost him three games -- throwing for a total of 2,315 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. With Mayfield's departure, the starting job for Tech's bowl game will go to either Davis Webb or Michael Brewer. The Red Raiders play Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com