From high school football in Austin, Texas to the Red River Rivalry, quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Sam Ehlinger have never been on the same side.
Mayfield’s time on the gridiron at Oklahoma has come to an end, while Ehlinger still has plenty of time left in his hometown at the University of Texas. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for trash talk between the two — especially in light of recent events.
Needless to say, Mayfield didn’t appreciate the shade thrown at his teammate, and he made sure to let Ehlinger know that while speaking with the media on Wednesday.
Mayfield chimes in on the trash talk
Mayfield offered up his thoughts in a single sentence when asked about the Twitter exchange by ESPN’s Jake Trotter.
“He’s never beaten Lake Travis [High School] and he also hasn’t beaten OU, so I’ll leave it at that.”
Baker Mayfield, on Texas QB Sam Ehlinger’s tweet about Orlando Brown’s bench press pic.twitter.com/SDtJs2Zwbk
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) March 14, 2018
As previously noted, Mayfield and Ehlinger were already on opposite sides of a fierce rivalry during their high school playing days in Austin — though Ehlinger is several years younger. Mayfield attended Lake Travis High School, while Ehlinger played for Westlake High School.
Ehlinger was never able to defeat Mayfield’s alma mater, and still hasn’t done so at the collegiate level either. He led Texas to a 4th quarter lead vs. Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown last October, but Mayfield and the Sooners went ahead late to win the game, 29-24.
The 2018 edition of the Oklahoma-Texas game is scheduled for Oct. 6. Until then, there won’t be much of a rebuttal for Ehlinger when it comes to Mayfield’s mic-drop comment, and it may stay that way for another year if the Sooners take care of business for a third straight season.
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