Earlier in the day on Thursday, reports began to surface that Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield planned on transferring to the Oklahoma Sooners this January and would walk on to the football team to presumably compete for the starting signal calling slot.
What was interesting about this was not only the fact that Mayfield would have to sit out a year, but also the Sooners would potentially be returning four quarterbacks in 2014, including Blake Bell and Trevor Knight, who both saw significant action this past season.
Thursday evening on the Sports Animal radio show, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops was asked about the situation, and while he’s not allowed to respond directly to Mayfield due to NCAA restrictions, he sort of shot down the notion that he would require another body competing at QB for next season:
“We are very pleased and excited about the quarterback situation and young guys coming into our program,” OU coach Bob Stoops said during a Thursday afternoon radio appearance on The Sports Animal when asked about Mayfield. “It isn’t something we pursue.”
While that was the politically correct answer from the veteran coach, that last part is intriguing. Stoops says that it’s not something that they would pursue, however that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not something that he wouldn’t entertain if Mayfield pursued them, as the reports allude to.