Earlier this week, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield’s appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility after transferring from Texas Tech was denied.
Sooners coach Bob Stoops had expressed his belief that Mayfield, who walked on with the Red Raiders and was a walk-on at OU until this week, should be immediately eligible.
“I think it’s terribly unfortunate and unfair to a guy who wasn’t on scholarship to not be able to participate,” Stoops said.
Mayfield was placed on scholarship this week; the NCAA granted OU an exemption for the quarterback since the Sooners’ were at the scholarship limit by the time Texas Tech relented in allowing Mayfield to be placed on scholarship.
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