Riley is considered one of college football’s brightest young offensive minds and comes from the coaching tree of Washington State’s Mike Leach, a successful former assistant for Sooners coach Bob Stoops.
The 31-year-old Riley has been East Carolina’s offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and associate head coach since 2010, when he became then the youngest coordinator in the FBS. This season, his unit ranked fifth in the FBS in total offense (533 yards per game) and 22nd in scoring offense (35.8 points per game) for the 8-5 Pirates. (SI)
If I was an #Oklahoma fan, I'd be thrilled with hire of Lincoln Riley as Sooners new OC. He's passed up some big jobs before taking #OU.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 12, 2015
Report: OU to Name Lincoln Riley as Offensive Coordinator and Play-Caller