It sounds like Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops could have an extra wrinkle in his quarterback situation in 2014. Stoops told reporters at Big 12 media days on Tuesday that Texas Tech transfer quarterback Baker Mayfield should be eligible to play immediately this fall.

Mayfield surprised many when he decided to transfer from Lubbock this offseason. As a true freshman walk-on he threw for 2,315 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions in only eight appearances last year while battling for the starting role with fellow freshman Davis Webb and redshirt sophomore Michael Brewer. But Webb ultimately claimed the job in coach Kliff Kingsbury's first season with the Red Raiders. When Mayfield opted to transfer, Kingsbury blocked the freshman's transfer to Oklahoma, forcing the Sooners to appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility. On Monday Kingsbury told reporters the decision wasn't personal and simply stemmed from NCAA policy.

“Team policy. That’s it," Kingsbury said at Big 12 media days. "The NCAA has the in-conference policy for a reason.”

In January Mayfield told ESPN.com that the uncertainty of the Red Raiders' quarterback battle, as well as his own scholarship situation, played into the decision to transfer. In the interview Mayfield said Texas Tech hadn't planned on putting him on scholarship until the fall of 2014, but Kingsbury said the team had planned on offering Mayfield a scholarship this spring. Still, Mayfield felt he deserved the starting job for his role in the Red Raiders' 7-0 start to the '13 season. Texas Tech eventually ended the year on a five-game losing streak.