After letting his immaturity get the best of him last weekend, Oklahoma football star Baker Mayfield has been stripped of his captaincy and will not be starting this coming weekend.
What makes the situation even harder for Mayfield is that this is set to be his final game in Norman. It is also Senior Day.
Once he learned the news, an emotional Baker Mayfield met with the media to discuss how the entire situation unfolded. It was clearly tough for him to realize his actions cost him a special moment in the final home game of his college career.
“Playing at OU was something that I always dreamed of,” Mayfield said. “Not starting, it is what it is.
“But not being a team captain is so much more. It would be hard if it were a regular game or not, but it being my last one here ever, it means a lot more. It’s going to be tough, because Saturday was going to be — without all of this — an emotional one. It’s going to be hard to handle, but … it’s going to be hard.”
Mayfield and the Sooners take on the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 3:45 p.m. ET on ESPN.