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Sport Lincoln Riley Shuts Down Potential Interest In LSU Job

08:30  28 november  2021
08:30  28 november  2021 Source:   thespun.com

Report Suggests Lincoln Riley Leaving for LSU ‘Not Gonna Happen’

  Report Suggests Lincoln Riley Leaving for LSU ‘Not Gonna Happen’ The head coach reaffirmed Tuesday he's committed to Oklahoma, but rumors continue to surface. View the original article to see embedded media.Rumors continue to persist across the college football sphere about who will take over LSU's head coaching job after it was announced Ed Orgeron will not return for 2022, and Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley's name continues to surface. The Athletic's Bruce Feldman tweeted that there's been "lots of chatter" about the head coach leaving the Sooners, but he's heard "that is not gonna happen." This aligns with Riley's comments from earlier this week.

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley shut down any potential interest he may have in the LSU job on Saturday night. He’s the brightest offensive mind in college football and the Tigers are searching for a new identity past the Ed Orgeron era. However, it doesn’t sound like Riley is even considering leaving Norman. The Oklahoma head coach made a pretty definitive statement regarding the LSU job on Saturday night.

Lincoln Riley addressed the speculation involving himself and the LSU head coach position in his weekly Tuesday press conference. Riley appeared to give a vehement denial to any interest in leaving Norman when asked how he’s handling mid-season rumors surrounding the open LSU gig. Speculation that Riley was aboard the flight and en route to Baton Rouge for a supposed interview of some sort was promptly shut down when local Sooners media noted that Riley was at practice in Norman while the flight was in the air. Lincoln Riley has done a lot in a short amount of time as a

a man wearing a hat and sunglasses: A closeup of Oklahoma Sooners coach Lincoln Riley speaking into his headset. © Provided by The Spun A closeup of Oklahoma Sooners coach Lincoln Riley speaking into his headset.

Lincoln Riley isn’t going to LSU. At least that’s the message he conveyed following Oklahoma’s loss to the Cowboys on Saturday night.

Riley has been rumored to be in the mix for the LSU job for several weeks now. It makes sense. He’s the brightest offensive mind in college football and the Tigers are searching for a new identity past the Ed Orgeron era.

However, it doesn’t sound like Riley is even considering leaving Norman.

The Oklahoma head coach made a pretty definitive statement regarding the LSU job on Saturday night.

LSU football message boards convinced Lincoln Riley is leaving Oklahoma for Tigers

  LSU football message boards convinced Lincoln Riley is leaving Oklahoma for Tigers LSU football is looking for a new head coach and a wild message board 'report' has Lincoln Riley leaving Oklahoma to take over from Ed Orgeron. With one game left in the regular season against rival Texas A&M, LSU football is preparing to close the book on Ed Orgeron as their he ad coach and, as such, the coaching carousel is whirling around in Baton Rouge. There are numerous big names that have been connected to the Tigers job, not limited to Jimbo Fisher at A&M, James Franklin at Penn State, and several others. However, an LSU message board "report" might take the cake in terms of the program replacing Orgeron.

I know Lincoln fairly well in terms of broadcaster-coach relationship; I’ve done a lot of his games. He’s a loyal guy and he understands that this opportunity was given to him, whether he deserved it or not, when Bob Stopps stepped down . This is one of the most storied and prestigious programs in the Listen to Joel Klatt and Colin Cowherd discuss the rumors of Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley potentially leaving Oklahoma for the vacant LSU job in the wake of Ed Orgeron’s ousting, as both Klatt and Cowherd don’t think the 38-year-old would leave one of the country’s most prestigious programs

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley downplayed speculation Tuesday about whether he had interest in LSU 's coaching position, saying his feelings about the Oklahoma job haven't changed. Riley is 54-9 at Oklahoma, which promoted him to replace longtime coach Bob Stoops after the 2016 season. Asked if he or his representatives had been in touch with LSU , Riley said, "I coach at the University of Oklahoma. You know how I feel about this place and this program. We've all been down this road many times before.

“I’m not going to be the next head coach at LSU,” Riley said.

Well, there you have it. It sounds like Oklahoma fans can take a collective deep breath.

The reality is Oklahoma to LSU isn’t that big a jump. The Sooners offer everything a head coach could want, and Riley isn’t going to walk away from what he’s built.

With that being said, Riley needs to live up to his words. It’d be an incredibly bad look for him to say something like this and then bolt for Baton Rouge in a month or two.

There’s plenty of reasons for Riley to stay put at Oklahoma. Above all, the Sooners will soon be playing in the SEC. That alone is reason to stay.

If LSU comes calling, though, we find it hard to believe Lincoln Riley wouldn’t listen. Wouldn’t you?

Riley and the Sooners will have to wait until next weekend to find out their postseason fate.

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Video: Lincoln Riley Explains Why He Left Oklahoma for USC .
Riley shared why he is ready to resurrect a Trojans' program full of energy and passion. View the original article to see embedded media.Before incoming USC football coach Lincoln Riley jetted from the Great Plains of Norman, Oklahoma to the sunny skies of Los Angeles, he made sure that he met face-to face to tell his players of his new job.In an interview with Scott Van Pelt on ESPN's SportsCenter, Riley said that it was a tough decision to leave a Sooners program that went 55–10 in five seasons under his leadership.

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