The Baker Mayfield saga has been a whirlwind over the past several weeks. As we all know, DeShaun Watson was traded to the Cleveland Browns which more or less left Baker Mayfield without his starting position at quarterback. While Mayfield is currently still under contract with the Browns, the assumption is that in the coming weeks or months he will eventually leave the organization.
In the mean time, Mayfield has made it clear that he is definitely returning to the University of Oklahoma at their annual spring game where a statue of him will be erected at Owen Field.
The Sooners are primed to have a big 2022 season and a revamped defense led by newly hired defensive coordinator Brent Venables, who was previously with Clemson. Upon being hired into his new role, Venables had the following to say:
“This is an incredibly special opportunity,” Venables said in a statement released by Oklahoma, calling the Sooners “one of the winningest and most tradition-rich programs in college football history.”
“There’s no question we are equipped to compete at the very highest level and attract the best players from across the country. The OU logo has never been stronger.”