Texas Tech released the following statement from Brian Shannon, law professor, saying, “On Friday, Jan. 10, a panel of Texas Tech’s Athletics Council heard Baker Mayfield’s appeal concerning the denial of permission to contact and the one-time transfer exception with regard to the University of Oklahoma. The five-member panel unanimously upheld the head coach’s decision and denied Baker’s appeal. The decision was consistent with Texas Tech policy regarding intra-conference transfers and consistent with NCAA rules.”
If Mayfield walks on at Oklahoma he must sit out next season and would also lose a year of eligibility.
He said in an interview with ESPN.com earlier this week he would consider looking at other schools if his appeal was rejected.