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Baker Mayfield loses Texas Tech-OU eligibility appeal

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10:07 AM ET 01.11 | 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.

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January 11, 2014  10:11 AM ET

Silly rule. If he isn't on scholarship, he should be able to transfer anywhere he wants. And I'm sure the Tech folks gave his appeal a very fair hearing before denying it.

January 11, 2014  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Silly rule. If he isn't on scholarship, he should be able to transfer anywhere he wants. And I'm sure the Tech folks gave his appeal a very fair hearing before denying it.

I agree. The kid never committed to anything or signed anything as far as I know. Lawyer up kid, it is time this arcane transfer nonsense was cleaned up. Your HC can leave and coach anywhere the next year but you got to stay or sit for a year. Bulllsht.

January 11, 2014  10:46 AM ET
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I agree. The kid never committed to anything or signed anything as far as I know. Lawyer up kid, it is time this arcane transfer nonsense was cleaned up. Your HC can leave and coach anywhere the next year but you got to stay or sit for a year. Bulllsht.

I def believe he will lawyer up.

I am sure Texas Tech had Mayfields best interest when they rejected it.

January 11, 2014  12:19 PM ET

This is not right. Sue the B#st#rds.

January 11, 2014  12:21 PM ET

TT will probably put him in the shed....

I'm a smelling lawsuit looming

January 11, 2014  01:46 PM ET
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TT will probably put him in the shed....I'm a smelling lawsuit looming

NO, no not the shed. I see the light boss, I see the light.

January 12, 2014  09:48 AM ET

Vernell, Im sure home maid **** makes a great living but this is a sports site.

Is TT living in the woods, first the whole leach/James issue, now this????

Now I agree TT, doesn't have a leg to stand on. I love how its up to the school your leaving to decide if you are allowed 3 more years of pouring the coals to them. Of course they are going to reject whatever he wanted. I cant believe that its not up to the conf. or Ncaa to decide this. He understands leaving he has to sit out a year, but to lose a year of eligibility? Come ON

January 12, 2014  04:32 PM ET

I grew up a huge UGA football fan. I played in high school, but I was short, slow, and skinny. If I had been good enough to be at least a preferred walk on, Georgia would have been my last choice, playing time would have meant much more to me than riding the bench for my favorite team. Mayfield played like a coveted five-star recruit in his five starts with the Red Raiders. Unless Trevor Knight is riddled with injuries for the next four years, he will be OU's QB, no matter which back-ups are breathing down his neck. Mayfield to OU reminds me of Mitch Mustain transferring to USC. Why? Why would you transfer to a program where there's a 99% chance your best chance of playing will be as the scout team quarterback or in mop-up duty? Texas is overflowing with college football programs. Mayfield is better off choosing another program and actually giving himself a chance at a career. Joe Flacco having "Delaware" next to his name didn't affect him getting drafted. If you???re good enough, the scouts will find you, no matter where you???re playing. But they need to find you first. The scouts will be looking at Knight, not the OU bench.

 
January 13, 2014  02:34 PM ET

As always, Texas Tech is keeping it classy.

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