I'm told Mike Leach and Hal Mumme gave rave reviews of Riley, who was a walk-on quarterback at Texas Tech and spent seven seasons in the Tech system. The 31-year old Riley is expected to be named OU co-offensive coordinator, play caller and QB coach in the near future. It's expected that Stoops will immediately focus on naming a wide receivers coach, and that Riley's input would be considered. Stoops announced last week that his co-coordinators Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell were not returning to the OU staff following the 8-5 season in 2014. (News9.com)
ESPN's Jake Trotter and Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman tweeted the following re: Lincoln Riley to Oklahoma.
Lincoln Riley is a candidate for the OU offensive coordinator job, but like @Jake_Trotter, I'm told no one has been offered yet. #Sooners
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) January 12, 2015
Per source, OU has not offered the OC job to anyone. Bob Stoops still talking to candidates, including Lincoln Riley.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) January 12, 2015