Baker Mayfield is still salty about his departure from Texas Tech.
In his new FOX Sports docu-series, ‘All The Way Up,’ the former Red Raiders quarterback discussed his up, then down relationship with Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Mayfield said things were going well for a while. But after he sprained his MCL against Kansas in October of 2013, everything changed.
“It went from being ‘the guy’ for Coach Kingsbury ... and then when I got hurt, it just changed a little bit ... not a little bit, a lot.”
“All the sudden it was as if I hadn’t played for him, hadn’t done anything for him. It was just different after I got hurt,” Mayfield explained.
However, what upset Mayfield most was that Kingsbury and the program did not offer him a scholarship. This, despite the fact that the quarterback produced a 5-0 record as a walk-on starter.
“I’ve invested a lot into this and now you’re telling me you don’t have a scholarship for a guy who won 5 games after choosing to come here? That was the final straw for me,” Mayfield said.