Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield hasn't graduated from trash talking old rivals and bashing other NCAA teams.
The former Oklahoma signal caller added more to the bad blood in the Red River Rivalry, calling the preseason hype for Texas "crap" and taking aim at current Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger during an appearance on the Norman, Oklahoma, radio show, Sportstalk 1400.
Before Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy and became a rookie sensation in the NFL, he was under center at Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas. Ehlinger played for rival Westlake High School.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield runs the ball against Texas during their game in 2017. (Photo: Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports)
"He couldn't beat Lake Travis, so I don't really care (about) his opinion on winning," Mayfield said. "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 continued. "He doesn't like me, and I hope he knows I don't like him either."
Mayfield started the radio interview being asked about the perception that Texas was back in national title contention.
"They said the same thing when they beat Notre Dame a couple of years ago, and they won like three games after that," Mayfield said. "I'm sick of that crap."
The bad blood between Mayfield and Ehlinger has been documented before. When Oklahoma left tackle Orlando Brown struggled during the 2018 NFL combine, Ehlinger poked fun at the performance on social media. Mayfield jabbed back about Ehlinger's inability to beat his programs in high school or college then.
The Longhorns and Sooners meet for the Red River showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 12.
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