On Thursday night, Baker Mayfield was busy putting a beatdown on the Washington Redskins in his first preseason game of the 2019 campaign.
Mayfield completed 6-of-7 passing for 77 yards and a touchdown before leaving after the first series.
However, despite his success on the field Thursday night, his name is in the headlines for something different. In a recent appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast, Mayfield called out the Big 12 for a recent decision.
At Big 12 Media Days, Coordinator of Officials Greg Burks revealed that the “Horns Down” motion will lead to a penalty if directed at Texas fans, players or coaches for an extended period of time.
Asked about the new rule on Friday, Mayfield made it clear he’s not happy.
“I think it’s very soft they’re implementing a rule about it,” Mayfield said on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” Friday. “It shows the sensitivity of today’s day and age.”
The former Sooners star did his fair share of throwing Horns Down at different times during his collegiate career.
However, those in the Oklahoma uniform will have to conform to new rules this season. We’ll have to wait and see if any Sooners go against the Big 12’s wishes.
It should add a little extra juice to the rivalry this season.