While prepping for his team’s major contest against unbeaten Clemson in one of the two College Football Playoff semifinal games, Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield spoke with media about his last visit to Lubbock, Texas.
Lubbock, as we all know, is where Texas Tech is located. Before joining the Sooners, Mayfield was an up-and-coming player for the Red Raiders. During a trip in November 2014 back to Lubbock, Mayfield said he was kicked out of a local restaurant while talking to former Red Raiders tight end Jace Amaro
“Luckily I had just finished my food so I wasn’t too mad about it,” he told NewsOK reporter Jason Kersey. “I asked him to give me a good reason, and he just told me I needed to leave.”
Mayfield’s tenure at Texas Tech ended in a bad way after a feud with coach Kliff Kingsbury resulted in the 2013 Offensive Newcomer of the Year in the Big 12 leaving the school. For him to go to a Big 12 rival — and have success — only made him more hated in the city.
He gets the last laugh though as his team has a chance to win a National Championship, something the Red Raiders can only dream of accomplishing right now.