TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin and coach Gary Patterson said Oklahoma transfer quarterback Baker Mayfield helped the Sooner staff read the Horned Frogs’ signals in TCU’s 37-33 upset. Mayfield worked with first-year Frog co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie at Texas Tech in 2013.
“Old Baker Mayfield was on the sidelines and calling out every freaking signal we had, so shout out to Baker Mayfield and OU for that,” Boykin said after the game, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“You can know [the call], but the whole question is can you stop it and executing every play,” Boykin said. “I guess, I don’t know, it’s just a shout out to them.”
According to the Oklahoman, Fox reported at halftime of their game broadcast that Patterson had also said Mayfield had been reading the Frog signals. Mayfield “was on the sidelines in street clothes, often standing right with Sooners defensive assistant at the front of the group,” according to the paper.
Bob Stoops said that Mayfield wasn’t making an effort to help the Sooners with TCU’s signs.
“No,” he said when asked, per the Oklahoman. “We did want to know between timeouts if there was anything we could notice. We have other players looking for things they notice as well. He didn’t have a headset on, no.”
Despite his walk-on status at Texas Tech, Mayfield is not eligible to play for Oklahoma this season after having a waiver request denied by the NCAA, though he did receive clearance from Tech and the NCAA to receive a scholarship.
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Will be a tough pace to keep up vs better run defenses on schedule
Through four games of the 2014 season, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has gained 534 yards on the ground. That improbably puts Murray, who barely cracked anyone’s top 10 in preseason fantasy football rankings, on a pace for 2,136 rushing yards, a total which would break Eric Dickerson’s 30-year-old NFL record.
It’s still tremendously early, of course. We’re not even to October. Still, Murray and the Cowboys are one-fourth of the way through their season. And if the Dallas fans who’ve endured three straight 8-8 seasons and a 2-7 playoff record in the past 18 years can’t get a little irrational about Murray and the team’s 3-1 start, then what’s the point of fandom?