UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

December 16th, 2015 | by CollegeAD
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
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For all the on-field successes Baker Mayfield has experienced in 2015 with Oklahoma, it is easy to forget how stressful the 2014 offseason was for Mayfield and his family. Mayfield’s transfer from Texas Tech to Oklahoma was nasty; Bob Stoops believed Mayfield should not have to sit out a year because he was a walk-on, Texas Tech initially blocked the transfer entirely and the final result was Mayfield being allowed to play for the Sooners but having to sit out the 2014 season. As it stands, Mayfield has only played two full seasons but will have just one year of eligibility remaining after the 2015 season. NCAA and Big 12 rules state that if a player transfers to an in-conference school and is not immediately eligible (like a graduate transfer, for example), they must lose the year of eligibility they sit out. Mayfield’s family appealed the rule to the Big 12 Faculty Athletics Representatives last May, but the league declined to give the Sooners’ quarterback his fourth year of eligibility back. -Chip Patterson, CBS Sports, Read More

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