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High School Coach of Baker Mayfield Defends the QB in the Beef with Hue Jackson

A lot of national talkers are still divided about what took place Sunday between Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and former head coach Hue Jackson at the end of the Browns beatdown of the Bengals in Cincinnati.

Mayfield has plenty of folks on his side, one of them being his high school football coach from Lake Travis H.S. in Texas, Hank Carter.

TMZ caught up with Carter, you can read below what he had to say.

Baker Mayfield’s H.S. coach is going to bat for his ex-QB after the Browns superstar torched Hue Jackson … saying Baker was just doing what he thought was best for his team.

Of course … Mayfield’s been met with a lot of critics after he went scorched earth on his former head coach THREE separate times, accusing Hue of being “fake” for joining the Bengals.

Hank Carter — Baker’s old coach at Lake Travis H.S. in Texas — tells TMZ Sports Mayfield’s comments were just his way of standing up for his Cleveland teammates.

“Baker loves his team and loves that coaching staff there and they believe in one another, and I think that’s what it is — it’s showing support for the Browns is what he was trying to do.”

Guys like Jim Brown and Deion Sanders have disagreed with Baker’s response to the whole feud … but Hank says they’ve just got to get used to Mayfield’s straight-shooting approach.

“Different people maybe don’t like how that’s come out but, yeah, Baker’s never really worried about that. He’s trying to do what’s best for his football team.”

Bottom line … if Baker didn’t think Hue hurt his football team, the beef would’ve never gone down.

“I don’t think you would ever find a coach that didn’t love coaching him in anything … he was easy on coaches. If they were all like that, our job would be a lot easier.”

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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