ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy reports Oklahoma quarterback and Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield will submit his appeal to play this coming fall to the NCAA on Thursday.
Mayfield transferred to Oklahoma from Texas Tech in December when he was told he wouldn’t be given a scholarship by coach Kliff Kingsbury despite playing in eight games and winning Big 12 offensive freshman of the year as a walk-on in 2013. Texas Tech then attempted to block his transfer to Oklahoma after he initially won an appeal to play in 2014.
The argument being made by Mayfield’s lawyer and Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops involves the quarterback not being guaranteed a scholarship at Texas Tech. If Texas Tech wasn’t willing to invest a scholarship in Mayfield, the argument goes, why should they care if he leaves for another school?
Kingsbury said he blocked the transfer because it was within the Big 12.
Mayfield’s camp hopes to hear back from the NCAA before Oklahoma kicks off its season Aug. 30. If Mayfield’s appeal is successful, he’ll back up sophomore Trevor Knight.