It’s no secret I’m an Oklahoma Sooners fan. I’ve covered them off and on this year and as they head into the college football playoffs semi-finals against the Georgia Bulldogs, I’m more excited than I’ve been about sports in years.
Now, reports are surfacing that Mayfield is sick. It’s even causing a small shift in Vegas odds, giving the Bulldogs a slight advantage. I’d take that action.
Mayfield is the epitome of a competitor. Nothing can keep him off the field as long as someone’s willing to give him a chance. If coach Lincoln Riley tried to bench him, there’s a good chance his quarterback may countermand the order… and his teammates might agree.
Sickness or no sickness, Mayfield will play on Monday. He will play at a higher level than other quarterbacks who aren’t sick. He’ll fight for the biggest win of his life. Then, he’ll fight for an even bigger win a week later against Clemson or Alabama.
Don’t let the news concern you.
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