Sooners QB Baker Mayfield granted extra year after re-vote


Baker Mayfield will be getting an extra season after all. 

After the proposed rule change to eliminate the year of lost eligibility for non-scholarship athletes who transfer within the conference failed to pass on Wednesday, the decision was overturned 24 hours later at Big 12 Meetings. 

Mayfield was a freshman walk-on at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma after the 2013 season. 

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and Mayfield released statements expressing their disappointment in the initial 5-5 vote that failed to pass the rule change.

But after the 7-3 re-vote on Thursday, Mayfield is looking forward to having the 2016 and 2017 seasons as the Sooners quarterback.