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Baker Mayfield rips Sam Ehlinger, Texas title talk

first_imgRivalries never die.That seems to be especially true for former Oklahoma quarterback and current Cleveland Browns signal-caller Baker Mayfield, who once again is stirring up the pot with college rival Texas. Oklahoma may have got the last laugh with a win in the Big 12 championship game, but it seems Ehlinger will at least have the confidence knowing he can beat Oklahoma heading into 2019. It’s also worth noting Mayfield and Ehlinger have a history of talking smack. When Oklahoma tackle Orlando Brown turned in an abysmal combine performance ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft, prompting Ehlinger to make fun of him, Mayfield was quick to respond, saying, “He’s never beat Lake Travis, and he also hasn’t beat OU, so leave it at that.”All that to say: Clear your calendars on Oct. 12, when Texas and Oklahoma face off in the Red River Rivalry. The Longhorns are coming off a 10-4 season and Sugar Bowl victory over Georgia, prompting some high expectations for their 2019 campaign. They rank No. 6 in Sporting News’ preseason top 25 and are one of our four picks to make the College Football Playoff. Mayfield, when asked what he thinks of such expectations, was happy to shoot down such lofty goals.MORE: SN’s post-spring preseason top 25″They said the same thing when they beat Notre Dame a couple of years ago, and they won like three games after that,” Mayfield told reporters (via ESPN). “I’m sick of that crap.”Mayfield was especially vocal about Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who like Mayfield played high school football in Austin, Texas. Mayfield played at Lake Travis, while Ehlinger played at rival Westlake. “He couldn’t beat Lake Travis, so I don’t really care (about) his opinion on winning,” Mayfield said of Ehlinger. “Westlake is a great program, but the two best quarterbacks to come out of there are Drew Brees and Nick Foles. Sam can stay down there in Texas.”That will stir the pot,” Mayfield said. “He doesn’t like me, and I hope he knows I don’t like him either.”MORE: SN bowl projections, All-Americans and moreWhile it’s true Ehlinger never beat Lake Travis, he did manage to break through against Oklahoma in 2018, helping down the Sooners 48-45 in the Red River Rivalry on Oct. 6, 2018 with a 314-yard, two-touchdown performance through the air. He also scored three rushing touchdowns.last_img


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