Baker Mayfield Keeps His Eye On The Right Prize
NORMAN, Oklahoma - There's no doubt about it, one day, we'll see Baker Mayfield in statue form here in Heisman Park. But Mayfield made one thing very clear here in Norman on Monday.
He's not as interested in the bronze, as he is the gold.
"Obviously that would be something very special to me, I'm not going to downplay that and act likes it's not a big deal," Mayfield says. "But I didn't come back here to win a Heisman, I came back to win a national title, so for me, the mindset is I have to win against TCU, and then I got to win the next two games after that.""Our team goals are kind of right there in front of us right now," OU head coach Lincoln Riley says. "We're in the moment right now, I know those things are big deals, I get that, but within our walls, I don't want to say this the wrong way, there's way more important things to us."
Winning the Heisman and a national championship don't go hand in hand maybe quite as much as you'd suspect.
Around 20% of Heisman winners have won a title in the same year. Derrick Henry was the last to do it 2 years ago with Alabama.
And who knows, the Sooners may have to beat the Crimson Tide for Mayfield to be the next one.