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Kliff Kingsbury on Baker Mayfield: ‘I’m hoping that he lands in the right spot’

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There’s certainly a long history between Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury and Baker Mayfield, but it looks like the two are ready to move on and bury the hatchet (or at least one of the two?).

During an interview with the Ben and Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, “You know, last year I was really into it with Patrick [Mahomes] coming out. A lot of the genius evaluators had him not going in the first round or whatever. And so after that experience, I kind of stopped paying attention to those people through the draft process. But this year with Baker, knowing him, working with him a year, [I’m] hoping that he lands in the right spot, in a great situation. So I’ve been paying a little attention to it but not as much as really just focused on our own program.”

Mayfield started his career with the Red Raiders in 2013. He won the starting job as a walk-on freshman quarterback, and the Big 12 named Mayfield its Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. That year, Mayfield completed 64.1% of his passes, with 12 touchdowns to 9 interceptions, while throwing for over 2,300 yards.

Mayfield then sat out the 2014 season following his transfer to Oklahoma and reached the College Football Playoff twice, losing in the semifinals both times to Clemson and Georgia, but won three-straight Big 12 titles. Now he’s getting ready for the NFL Draft, which begins April 26th.


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