Sunday, January 11, 2015

Report: OU to Name Lincoln Riley as Offensive Coordinator and Play-Caller

News 9's Dean Blevins is reporting that OU plans to name Lincoln Riley as its new play-caller and offensive coordinator. Riley has helped set records at East Carolina as the coordinator and quarterbacks coach the past five seasons. It's a clear sign Bob Stoops is going back to the Hal Mumme/Mike Leach "Air Raid" style of attack that OU ran in the beginning of the Stoops Era (1999 under offensive coordinator Mike Leach). I'm told OU will emphasize getting its talented running backs in space in the attack and that Riley's success and experience of play-calling helped him become Oklahoma's choice.

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)

UPDATED: ECU sources contacted Sunday evening had no knowledge of Riley accepting or being offered a job at Oklahoma. But the 31-year-old, whose offenses have produced record-breaking statistics the past five seasons, is at the very least being considered by Sooners head coach Bob Stoops. (Fayetteville Observer)

ESPN's Jake Trotter and Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman tweeted the following re: Lincoln Riley to Oklahoma.



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