Lincoln Riley would probably leave Oklahoma for one job.
Lincoln Riley has established himself as one of the brightest young coaches in college football thanks to his overwhelming success as the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners.
He’s so bright that he’s been mentioned as a possible future NFL head coach.
Every year, NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero names the top up-and-coming coaches in the league to keep an eye on as potential head coaches.
Riley has made the list yet again this year.
Pelissero wrote, “This is Riley’s fourth year on this list, and frankly, he might stay here until he ages off it.”
“That’s how good Riley’s life is in Norman, where he coached two Heisman Trophy winners (Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray) who went No. 1 in the country.
He may have another in the making with dynamic freshman Caleb Williams, who was selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft.”
Riley has some clout as a future NFL head coach, but he appears content in his current role in Norman.
Riley’s departure from the Sooners program would require the “perfect job” in the NFL, according to Pelissero.
“Never say never,” Pelissero continued, “but it would take the perfect job to entice him away.”
Riley has been linked to the recently vacant LSU head coaching position, in addition to NFL coaching rumors.
The fifth-year Oklahoma governor dismissed his interest in the position when asked about it earlier today.
Riley told ESPN, “You know how I feel about this place and this program because I coach at the University of Oklahoma.”
This is a path we’ve all traveled before.
You know where I stand, and nothing has changed.”
Lincoln Riley would most likely leave Oklahoma for one job.
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