Baker Mayfield getting emotional about not being a captain on Oklahoma senior day pic.twitter.com/pXEK1VpFNe
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 21, 2017
Baker Mayfield will not start for the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday against West Virginia. The quarterback will also not be a captain — on Senior Day — as a result of his actions against Kansas last weekend.
A tearful Mayfield addressed the situation tonight.
“Playing at OU is something I always dreamed of,” Mayfield said. “Not starting, you know, it is what it is but not being a team captain is so much more.”
All those pearl-clutching pundits and shell-shocked Kansas fans can now rest easy in the knowledge that something meaningful has been taken away from Mayfield for no good reason. It would have been a travesty to have Mayfield, who has been the heart and soul of Oklahoma, walk out onto the field one final time with his head held high.
It’s a shame calmer and more rational heads won’t prevail and the punishment lifted. An earnest question: who benefits from discipline? And don’t say Baker, who is clearly far worse off because of it. Just look at him.