A report yesterday from paragon of unreliability Dean Blevins, sportscaster with Oklahoma City's CBS affiliate, had Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield gaining immediate eligibility from the NCAA to play for Oklahoma this season.
Chip Brown, another reporter of renowned semi-accuracy, later weighed in with a report that Blevins had botched the scoop. According to Brown, who writes for HornsDigest.com, the NCAA hadn't approved Mayfield's request for immediate eligibility to play this year. Instead, Brown reported that the NCAA would allow OU to put Mayfield on scholarship retroactive to the beginning of this season.
ESPN.com Big 12 blogger Jake Trotter also disputed Blevins' report.
For his part, Bob Stoops still seemed to hold out some hope that Mayfield might be allowed to play this year.
Adding to the confusion, the Big 12 office still has to have its say. NewsOK.com reported that OU, Tech and the Big 12 league office are negotiating some kind of deal regarding Mayfield's future eligibility, although that doesn't seem to have any bearing on his ability to play immediately.
The upshot for OU fans: As of now, it doesn't sound as though Mayfield will be allowed to see the field this season. And if you're confused as to what's really going on, that makes two of us.