mayfield Baker Mayfield Can Dance, Y’all

Image via amarillo.com

Okay, you’re just going to have to take me at my word that I’m the last person you’d want judging whether or not someone can dance. If you want some quality ‘middle school style your arms around a girl’s waist’ slow dancing, well then I’m your guy. Basically, what I’m saying is I am no Baker Mayfield.

For your viewing pleasure, the former Texas Tech/current Oklahoma backup quarterback’s most recent performance.

But this wasn’t a one-time occurrence. No, Mayfield has a history of sweet dance moves going back to his days in Lubbock.

This is a man you want no part of in a dance battle (those are still a thing, right?).

Consider yourself warned.

(h/t Louis Ojeda Jr.)

 

 


  • Indy_sooner

    Hot damn, lol

  • Jed

    Can someone help me with this guy’s back story? He went to TT and walked on…but always harbored a secret desire to play at OU? Did he just think QB was too crowded in Norman? Did Bob and co not want to look at him until he’d shown something in Lubbock? Earlier the press was treating him like a prima donna….and now he’s this great guy who everyone loves and is an emerging team leader…as a walk on who can’t suit up until like 16 months from now.
    Are we just dealing with the normal foibles of the sporting press? Or does this guy possess a propaganda department second only to Josef Goebbels?
    What’s the group think on this fellow?

    • Bob Edwards

      Basically he was a three star coming out of high school who had a few offers to mid major type schools. We never offered him. He then walked on at TT and became the starter for the first game. He started several games during the season. At the end of the season they apparently did not have a scholarship which he thought he had been promised. He left and decided to come here. There appears to have been serious miscommunication between him and Klingsbury. Whether that was problem with the player or with the coach is not clear. Probably a little of both.

      • Jed

        Thanks. Still seems a bit odd to me, but we’ll have plenty of time to watch this play out.

      • Nate Heupel

        The miscommunication was one sided, and the blame lays solely at Tech’s feet. Normally, I’d agree with your position that everyone probably shares blame. However, look at what Mayfield said in interviews on the way out, and look at what Brewer said. They both sang the exact same tune about Kingsbury misleading them and misinforming them about their status and prospects at QB. If Kliff had two brain cells, he’d have known Brewer was gone and gave Mayfield his scholarship to stay as backup. By the end of bowl season, it was obvious he’d anointed Davis Webb as the starter for 2014. Brewer wasn’t staying to be a walk-on’s backup. Mayfield just might’ve stayed if he was going on scholarship.

        Instead, Kliff tried to have his cake and eat it, too. He wanted to keep his depth and his experience, but not sacrifice any scholarships. Now, Tech’s offense is dependent on Webb staying healthy. If he goes down, there is no depth behind him.

        This isn’t two people miscommunicating. This is a young coach who absolutely bungled roster management at the single most important position on offense. Normally, you don’t get to see growing pains like this exposed so openly to the public. Then again, most head coaches don’t risk losing their 2nd and 3rd string QBs if the guys coming up aren’t just as good.

        • SoonerGoneEast

          Excellent post.

          KK could have corrected this situation at any point, but chose instead to allow it to play out into this bungled mess. Whether it be arrogance, inexperience or whatever, Tech fan should be very concerned about their head man.

    • Jordan Esco

      Honestly, I think you summed it up pretty well.

      His family has some ties to OU, hence his desire to go there. I can only assume, for whatever his reasons, that he thought he’d be more likely to play/get on scholarship at Tech than OU when he made his decision.

      As to the prima donna stuff, the media makes assumptions all the time w/o the full story. I don’t necessarily know that he’ll be a team leader per se, but if he’s getting along w/ and earning the respect of his OU teammates that’s obviously not a bad thing.

      I’m also not sure how likely it is he ever plays for OU, but if he’s happy in Norman that’s all that really matters, IMO.

      • Bob Edwards

        Guess I have had inside knowledge on enough stories that I know the media does not even get the basic facts right a lot of the time when they interview someone. Since most of the info in situations like this is second or third hand it is probably best to just withhold judgement and see how the kid does.

    • Colby Pearce

      I just watched an interview online where his parents said he favored TCU out of HS, but never received an offer. After making this preference public in the media, offers from other schools stopped coming in. His dad suggested he walk-on somewhere, which he initially blew off. He finally agreed and ended up at TT. Nowhere in the interview is OU mentioned so I guess I’m missing the information about his secret desire to play at OU, especially since he went to HS in Austin.

      • Jed

        Didn’t mean to imply that there was information to that effect. Maybe I’m just a linear thinker, but it seemed to me that if a person desired to go to OU and was willing to walk on to get a shot, they’d just cut to the chase and walk on at OU.

      • Shelby is a Patriot

        I saw that interview as well and also read an article where he said TCU and OU were his top two but TCU was the only one recruiting him. After TCU did not offer he walked on to Tech where he had friends including Tech (about to be former) QB Michael Brewer, who is from the same HS. He mentioned how even though he is from Austin he never liked Texas, especially since he is a friend of Garrett Gilbert and did not like how the fans booed when he was on the field, FWIW.

  • Thomas Lenard

    I would also like to add: Even if he never plays at OU, maybe he would like to coach H.S. football some day. And where would you rather be to be a coach in training? There is only one!

  • Sooner Ray

    AHHH hell, He got nothing on Kevin Bacon..LOL.

  • J.K. Abbott

    I think the Mayfield situation is being overanalyzed. I think in Baker’s heart of hearts he thought he would win his appeal. If that happens he’s competing to be OU’s back up right now going into next season. As it stands that’s not the case. But hey everyone get’s a ring. http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/130628583369_1_0_1/1000×1000.jpg

    • J.K. Abbott

      The good guys have a couple of rings on that pic. What were Baker’s chances of getting a ring at Tech??

  • J.K. Abbott
  • John Garner

    LOL! Thanx for posting.

  • Doobie74OU

    Somebody done taught him how to DOUGIE! QB MOBILITY – CHECK!

    • Jordan Esco
      • Sooner Ray

        Now there’s a jiggy that gets my diddy!

      • Doobie74OU

        AMEN! She can “TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE” ANYTIME! As far as that goes she could walk on and try to be the starting QB at OU and I would happily critique HER FORM ALL DAY LONG!

      • J.K. Abbott

        Mom ma.

      • pitbull17

        I approve of this!

        • Gary Robbins

          Me too. We can only hope that OU’s running backs have these kind of moves!

        • Boomer4life

          I Concur…….

  • OUknowitscomin

    Sheesh, he’s got to be thankful to be at OU. What a difference in facilities. Not sure where that TT room is at or what for, but man it looks institutional. Stark contrast of environments I’m sureā€¦..yet alone the town.

  • Boomer4life

    Rather see him dance around a defence. I’m I right…or I’m I right? You know what I’m saying!

  • CoachStauder

    He either has a large chest and some rib pads on, or he is a bit chubby…can dance though.