Sport USC AD Sends Message To CFB World After Lincoln Riley Hire
Cincinnati HC Luke Fickell reportedly not interested in USC job
Many have viewed Fickell as a natural candidate for USC. While Cincinnati is having an outstanding season and should receive College Football Playoff consideration, there is also the athletic director connection. USC AD Mike Bohn was the AD at Cincinnati when Fickell was hired as head coach there in 2017. USC boosters might be hoping Bohn can convince Fickell to take the job, but it doesn’t sound likely.Fickell is currently focused on stating the case for Cincinnati to be considered one of the four-best teams in the country.
In one of the biggest coaching coups in recent memory,managed to pry out of Norman and hire him as their new head coach. And the Trojans are ready to take on the world.
USC athletic director Mike Bohn spoke to the media on Monday. When asked about the message Riley’s hire sends to the rest of college football, he had a bold reply:
“This sleeping giant is wide awake,” Bohn said, trying to invoke the famous line from the novel Dune.
But there’s little doubt that USC took a massive step restoring their football program to glory. Lincoln Riley has been one of the best coaches in college football for the last five years and his record reflects it.
5-Star Recruit Has Telling Reaction To Lincoln Riley News
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In five years with the Sooners, Riley went 55-10, winning four Big 12 titles and reaching the College Football Playoff three times.
Bohn on the message's Lincoln Riley hire sends:
"This sleeping giant is wide awake."
— Dean Straka (@DWStraka49)
The USC Trojans have had a hard time coming anywhere close to the glory they found under Pete Carroll. Since Carroll’s departure in 2009, the Trojans have gone through three head coaches, winning three bowl games and just one conference title.
With Lincoln Riley’s track record on the field and on the recruiting trail, it seems inevitable that USC will be a national title contender again in no time.
Is this the biggest coaching hire that any school has made in the last decade? Will hiring Lincoln Riley put USC back on the map?
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Oklahoma Fans Need to Get Over Lincoln Riley .
Oklahoma fans are hating on Lincoln Riley. They need to move on.Things have gotten downright nuts on Oklahoma message boards this week, with wild rumors and accusations flying at Riley and the assistant coaches he's bringing with him. Wild conspiracy theories about an affair and a lawsuit that would force USC to fire him ran rampant -- these kinds of rumors always run wild when a coach leaves a school. But for the most part there has just been a lot of petty vitriol aimed at a coach who opted to take a fantastic opportunity.