Texas Tech on Thursday rejected quarterback Michael Brewer’s appeal to transfer without restriction, almost a month to the day after denying a similar plea by quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Brewer, who left the program at the beginning of the spring semester, was denied permission to contact Texas and TCU and sought to have that overruled.
Tech released the following statement after making its ruling:
“According to faculty athletics representative Brian Shannon, on Thursday, Feb. 13, a panel of Texas Tech’s Athletics Council heard Michael Brewer’s appeal concerning the Texas Tech coaching staff’s denial of permission to contact and the one-time transfer exception with regard to the University of Texas and TCU. The five-member panel upheld the head coach’s decision and denied Michael’s appeal. The decision was consistent with Texas Tech and Big 12 Conference policy and practice regarding intraconference transfers and consistent with NCAA rules.”
Brewer, from Austin Lake Travis, was a sophomore in 2013 and announced at the beginning of the spring semester he will leave the program. He has remained on campus to complete his bachelor’s degree in May.
On Jan. 10, Tech denied Mayfield’s appeal regarding Oklahoma. Mayfield enrolled at OU, however, and plans to join the Sooners as a walk-on, coach Bob Stoops said last week.
However, transfers within the Big 12 forfeit a year of eligibility, meaning Mayfield would be a junior when he is able to play again.