Lincoln Riley to bolt Oklahoma for USC: 报告

The Sooners head football coach is leaving the school to take the USC job, 根据多份报告. 体育画报 reported USC was targeting Riley as their next coach and an announcement would come within the next 24 hours and The Athletic reported the deal was done.

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Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley reacts after his Sooners scored a touchdown against the Baylor Bears on Nov. 13, 2021, 在韦科, 德州.

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley reacts after his Sooners scored a touchdown against the Baylor Bears on Nov. 13, 2021, 在韦科, 德州. (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

USC found a big name to replace Clay Helton, who was let go early in the 2021 季节. The Trojans had been linked to 匹兹堡钢人队 coach Mike Tomlin, but he would later shoot down any notion he was planning on leaving the NFL.

Riley had previously been linked to NFL jobs and other college football positions. He shot down a rumor on Saturday that he was interested in the LSU job. He said he wasnot going to be the next coach at LSU.He was right at the time, but didn’t divulge any plans about going to Los Angeles.

OKLAHOMA’S LINCOLN RILEY: ‘I’M NOT GOING TO BE THE NEXT COACH AT LSU’

Lincoln Riley congratulates cornerback Woodi Washington after a fumble return for a touchdown against the Iowa State Cyclones on Nov. 20, 2021, in Norman, 俄克拉荷马州.

Lincoln Riley congratulates cornerback Woodi Washington after a fumble return for a touchdown against the Iowa State Cyclones on Nov. 20, 2021, in Norman, 俄克拉荷马州. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Riley took over as Oklahoma’s head coach before the 2017 季节. He led the Sooners to three College Football Playoff appearances but never managed to win a game in the tournament. His teams saw the emergence of two Heisman Trophy winners – Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. Both players were No. 1 draft picks as well.

他是 55-10 as a head coach and won four Big 12 锦标赛.

Oklahoma lost to Oklahoma State on Saturday. The team’s playoff hopes were dashed earlier this month when the team lost to Baylor.

Lincoln Riley talks to his players before taking on the Kansas Jayhawks on Oct. 23, 2021, in Lawrence, 堪萨斯州.

Lincoln Riley talks to his players before taking on the Kansas Jayhawks on Oct. 23, 2021, in Lawrence, 堪萨斯州. (Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

USC is 4-7 this year and could miss a bowl game for the second consecutive season. The school hasn’t won a bowl game since the 2016 季节.

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