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Big 12 Reverses Course, Passes New "Baker Mayfield Rule" Regarding Walk-On Transfers

Wednesday, the Big 12 conference announced that it had voted down a rule that would have allowed Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield an extra year of eligibility. Thursday, the league reversed course. A revised "Baker Mayfield" rule was proposed, and passed by a vote of 7-3.

In essence, if a walk-on player (Mayfield transferred from Texas Tech to OU) wants to transfer to another program in the conference, his current school has the option to offer him financial aid. If the player still chooses to leave, he'll forfeit a year of eligibility.

Mayfield, who was originally going to have to transfer elsewhere to play in 2017, can now play for Oklahoma for two more seasons. It's a rule that's sure to go over well in Norman.

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Oklahoma kicks off its 2016 campaign against Houston on September 3.