Oklahoma, coach Lincoln Riley agree to contract extension | NCAA Football

Lincoln Riley is staying at Oklahoma.

The Sooners and the 35-year-old coach “have reached an settlement in precept on a contract extension and wage enhance,” the school announced Monday. Riley had been linked to a lot of NFL jobs however stated just lately he wasn’t fascinated with leaving Oklahoma.

“My household and I are very appreciative of the assist the College of Oklahoma has proven,” Riley stated in a press release. “This has been an ideal house for us. We have had an ideal begin and we’re excited for a lot of extra nice years sooner or later.”

Riley took over the Sooners after Bob Stoops retired unexpectedly in June 2017. He’s guided this system to back-to-back Faculty Soccer Playoff appearances and a 24-Four file during the last two seasons.

Oklahoma fell to Alabama within the semifinals Saturday.

“(Riley) has confirmed to be one of the progressive minds within the recreation as we speak in addition to a really profitable chief for his student-athletes,” OU Athletics Director Joe Castiglione stated in a press release. “His outstanding ascent as one of the excellent soccer coaches in America is grounded in creating the appropriate atmosphere for creating one of the best development alternatives for all of his gamers.

“The unimaginable degree of feat and power round our program all level to a really vivid future underneath his management.”

Riley has additionally received two convention championships and was named the 2018 co-Massive 12 Coach of the 12 months.

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