Browns' Baker Mayfield on Texas QB Sam Ehlinger: Hope He Knows I Don't Like Him

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 19, 2019

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 14:  Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners wears the Golden Hat Trophy after the 29-24 win over the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 14, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Richard W. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield may no longer be an active member of the Red River Rivalry, but he will always be an Oklahoma Sooner at heart. That means he will always have a strong disdain for the Texas Longhorns. 

On Wednesday, the outspoken Mayfield made his thoughts on Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger quite clear.

"His opinion on anything winning...Westlake's a great program, but the two best quarterbacks to come out of there are Drew Brees and Nick Foles. Sam can stay down there in Texas," the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner said on SportsTalk 1400AM. "... That'll stir the pot. He doesn't like me, and I hope he knows I don't like him either."

Mayfield and Ehlinger crossed paths on the football field only once in college, with the Sooners pulling out a 29-24 win over their archrival. Mayfield led Oklahoma to victory by throwing for 302 yards and two touchdowns, while Ehlinger had 278 passing yards, 106 rushing yards and two total scores in the loss.

Mayfield moved on to the NFL after the 2017 season. While that would seemingly put an end to the Mayfield-Ehlinger dynamic, it didn't.

Ehlinger made waves in March 2018 by calling out former Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown's NFL Scouting Combine performance:

Mayfield was among the Sooners to respond to Ehlinger, pointing out the Longhorns star's lack of wins in the Red River Rivalry at the time:

Ehlinger then led Texas to a wild 48-45 victory over Oklahoma last season, racking up 386 total yards and five touchdowns.

In the past, Mayfield has complimented Ehlinger.

"A tough kid," he said in October 2017, per ESPN's Jake Trotter. "Just how we Austin boys do it. He's going to have a heck of a career."

But as things currently stand, there appears to be no love lost between the two.

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