Mayfield stirs OU-Texas rivalry, rips QB Ehlinger

Baker Mayfield is likely to be a rising star for the Cleveland Browns within the NFL, however he won’t ever go away the Red River Rivalry behind him.

Mayfield, who gained the 2017 Heisman Trophy whereas at Oklahoma, was able to trash-talk Texas and Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger in an look Wednesday on Sportstalk 1400 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Mayfield was requested concerning the notion in preseason publications that Texas is again and will contend for a nationwide championship.

“They said the same thing when they beat Notre Dame a couple of years ago, and they won like three games after that,” Mayfield stated. “I’m sick of that crap.”

Mayfield got here down particularly onerous on Ehlinger, who was, like Mayfield, a highschool star round Austin, Texas — Mayfield at Lake Travis, Ehlinger at Westlake.

“He couldn’t beat Lake Travis, so I don’t really care [about] his opinion on winning,” Mayfield stated. “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 added. “He doesn’t like me, and I hope he knows I don’t like him either.”

Mayfield and Ehlinger have a historical past. When Oklahoma left deal with Orlando Brown struggled to one of many worst performances ever on the NFL mix in 2018, Ehlinger took to social media to make enjoyable of him.

Mayfield’s response then: “He’s never beat Lake Travis, and he also hasn’t beat OU, so leave it at that.”

The Longhorns and the Sooners will meet for the Red River Showdown at Texas on Oct. 12.