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Baker Mayfield 'Absolutely Won't' Be Toning This Down Despite NFL Suggestions

Baker Mayfield waving to Oklahoma fans.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 16: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners waves to fans after the game against the Tulane Green Wave at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Tulane 56-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Baker Mayfield has long been one of college football's most-outspoken players. Will that be changing once he gets into the NFL?

Maybe. Some NFL personnel have reportedly made it known to Mayfield that they'd like him to "tone down" some of his candidness, at least on social media.

And maybe Mayfield will. But when it comes to one topic, he absolutely will not.

Mayfield was at Saturday's Oklahoma-Texas game. He went on a bit of a rant about his hatred for the Longhorns and says he will never stop talking about that.

"I was born and raised in Austin, they didn’t recruit me," Mayfield said of Texas. "I grew up 15 miles from the campus."

"I can’t stand them, or anything they do. I don’t care."

Mayfield "absolutely" won't be toning any of that down.

"I talked to the NFL guys that say I need to calm down a little bit," he said. "But when it comes to Texas, absolutely not. I can’t stand them.”

You would hope that most NFL people wouldn't have a problem with that. (Unless they went to Texas, of course.)

Mayfield is projected to be a potential top 10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He's set to perform at the NFL Combine later this month.