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SportOklahoma gives Lincoln Riley raise to $6M per year with extension through 2024

18:00  31 january  2019
18:00  31 january  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Regents approve raise , contract extension for Lincoln Riley OUInsider00:48. OU: Lincoln Riley to earn $ 6 M in '19, increases through 2024 KJRH-TV23:43 30-Jan-19. New contract details announced for Oklahoma coaches, including Lincoln Riley and Alex Grinch The Dallas Morning News23:35.

Riley , who made .8 million last year , also received a contract extension through January 2024 . "We felt it important to extend and amend Lincoln 's contract at this time as we want him at the University of Oklahoma for a long time," Oklahoma president James Gallogly said earlier this month

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The Sooners are doing what it takes to keep coach Lincoln Riley.

The University of Oklahoma regents agreed Wednesday to bump his 2019 salary to $6 million, which will make him the ninth-highest-paid coach in college football, according to USA Today's database, and approved a contract extension through January 2024.

"My family and I are very appreciative of the support the University of Oklahoma has shown,” Riley said. “This has been a great home for us. We've had a great start and we're excited for many more great years in the future."

Riley, who made $4.8 million last year, will also receive an annual $700,000 stay bonus for each year he remains with the Sooners on top of $150,000 in annual bumps through the 2023 season, ESPN notes.

"We felt it important to extend and amend Lincoln's contract at this time as we want him at the University of Oklahoma for a long time," Oklahoma president James Gallogly said earlier this month when Riley agreed in principle to the new deal. "He is a great coach and role model for our student-athletes. His record of success speaks for itself.

"Lincoln is also the right representative for our university in such a high-profile position. I am proud to work with him and anxious to support him as he takes our program into the future."

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Oklahoma gives Lincoln Riley raise to $ 6 M per year with extension through 2024 . Riley , who made .8 million last year , also received a contract extension through January 2024 . "My family and I are very appreciative of the support the University of Oklahoma has shown,” Riley said.

Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley became one of college football's top 10 highest-paid coaches when he signed a contract extension with Riley will also receive an annual 0,000 stay bonus for each year he decides not to leave Oklahoma . The new contract, which runs through 2024

Riley has led the Sooners to two College Football Playoff berths since taking over for Bob Stoops in 2017. He has complied a 24-4 overall record and produced two Heisman Trophy winners in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.

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