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#pounditThursday, February 2, 2023

Lincoln Riley gets contract extension from Oklahoma

Lincoln Riley

The Lincoln Riley to the NFL rumors might cool down some.

Oklahoma announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to a contract extension and pay raise for Riley, who just completed his second season as the Sooners’ head football coach. The deal still needs to be finalized by the OU Board of Regents, which will meet later in the month.

Riley took over for Bob Stoops ahead of the 2017 season and has gone 12-2 in each of his first two years as the Sooners’ head coach. He has taken the team to the College Football Playoff both years, where they lost in the semis each time. His quarterbacks have also won consecutive Heisman Trophies — first Baker Mayfield, and then Kyler Murray.

Riley had been linked to some NFL jobs, even one prominent NFC gig, but things have changed greatly since then.

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