Considering his journey from walk-on at Texas Tech to transferring and walking on at OU to being ineligible last season and forced to run the scout team to this week, one heck of a journey.
Mayfield hasn’t had to make that journey alone. His parents have been with him every step of the way, and they were the first ones to know.
“A phone call to my dad,” said Mayfield about when he was able to take a breath and enjoy the moment. “He has been worried. It was a tough transition. I told him I was fine throughout the whole thing to try to keep his spirits up.”
Mayfield said his father was arguably more nervous about Mayfield’s decisions than Mayfield ever was. Mayfield said he doesn’t regret what has happened and never truly worried about how things were going to shake out for him.
After talking his father, Mayfield said he talked to his mother, too, who was excited and also relieved about this process being over.
Of course being a quarterback, though, the process is never over. Mayfield knows winning the job has nothing to do with keeping the job.
“We have the whole season ahead of us so I’m just ready to get out there and show what I can do,” Mayfield said.