Showing posts with label Lincoln Riley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lincoln Riley. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lincoln Riley Reportedly Contacted By Oregon About Head Coaching Job

Oklahoma OC Lincoln Riley could be a target for the head coaching job at Oregon, according to a report.

After Oregon fired Mark Helfrich following a 4-8 season, Football Scoop reported the Ducks had reached out to representatives of the 33-year-old coordinator. Football Scoop reported Oregon officials had checked with representatives of Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck, as well.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

KU Head Coach Wanted To Hire Lincoln Riley

Every week when Kansas head coach David Beaty previews his team’s upcoming foe, the Kansas football coach with seemingly endless ties to his home state of Texas references various assistants he knows on opposing staffs and praises them for what they’re accomplishing.

Beaty delivered more of the same leading up to the Jayhawks’ trip to face No. 16 Oklahoma on Saturday, and shared his admiration for Sooners offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley dated back a few years. In fact, Beaty hoped to add Riley to his staff when he took over KU’s program in December, 2014.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Lincoln Riley: We Got To Quit Shooting Ourselves In The Foot

Oklahoma totaled 672 yards of offense against Texas -- 282 on the ground and 390 in the air. WR Dede Westbrook caught three touchdowns, including a 71-yarder, and racked up 232 yards on 10 receptions. RB Samaje Perine went over 200 yards as well, for two scores.

The Sooners’ 273-yard third quarter ranked fifth all time for OU offensive production in a quarter.

Even so, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley isn't happy.

"We still make so many mistakes, and we're still a work in progress," he said Monday.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Stoops: Lincoln Riley More Comfortable in Second Season

Oklahoma players have talked about their increased comfort level in Lincoln Riley's offense in the second year.

Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Riley is also more comfortable.

Darlington: Lincoln Riley is Deserving of Head Coaching Job

“A year ago, he's still piecing all that together. What can he expect from two new tackles? All of it,” Riley said. “I just feel like overall there's a lot more confidence, and it's a lot more fluid right now.” (The Oklahoman)

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

OU Football Players Hang With Fans At Meet the Sooners Day

NORMAN — The Oklahoma football team was up with the sun on Saturday. The Sooners hit the practice field at first light to beat temperatures forecasted to climb near 100 degrees.

Following practice, the Sooners took part in the annual Meet the Sooners Day. The free event gave OU fans a chance to interact with their favorite players and coaches. Those in attendance ages 14 and younger were able to get autographs.

At the conclusion of Meet the Sooners Day, coaches and players turned their attention to the media. They ran through a gauntlet of photo and video shoots before addressing reporters about the coming season.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Darlington: Lincoln Riley is Deserving of Head Coaching Job

Center Ty Darlington says Lincoln Riley deserves every bit of praise he's been given and is deserving of earning a head-coaching spot when he decides to take that step.

“It was very obviously, very early, to me that the level of coach that he was — that he was special,” Darlington said. “When I heard that he was the guy who was hired, when I heard his name was in the mix, I didn't know who the heck that was. When he first got hired, it wasn't like I wasn't excited about it but as soon as he got here and you started working with him, you started realizing real quick that there's something to this guy.

“I know we won't be able to hold onto him forever.” (The Oklahoman)

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Lincoln Riley Named Assistant Coach of the Year

The overseer of what has been the nation's best offense the past two months, Oklahoma offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Lincoln Riley was named the 2015 Broyles Award winner as the nation's top assistant coach on Tuesday. Riley was honored during a luncheon in Little Rock, Ark., that included fellow finalists Kirby Smart (Alabama), Kendal Briles (Baylor), Brent Venables (Clemson) and Gene Chizik (North Carolina).

In its 20th year, the Broyles Award was established to honor legendary Arkansas head coach Frank Broyles, who had a track record of producing some of the most successful assistant coaches in college football history. Former OU head coach Barry Switzer was one of them.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Lincoln Riley Nominated for Nation's Top Assistant Award

Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is nominated for the Frank Broyles Award, given annually to college football's top assistant coach.

The award is named for Arkansas coaching icon Frank Broyles and is presented by the Little Rock Rotary club.

The award's five finalists will be named Monday, Nov. 30, and the winner will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Here are the nominees:

• Alabama – Kirby Smart, Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
• Arkansas – Dan Enos, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
• Arkansas State – Joe Cauthen, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
• Baylor – Kendal Briles, Offensive Coordinator
• Boston College – Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
• Bowling Green State – Sean Lewis, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
• Central Michigan – Greg Colby, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
• Clemson – Brent Venables, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers
• Colorado State – Will Friend, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
• Florida – Geoff Collins, Defensive Coordinator
• Florida State – Charles Kelly, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
• Georgia Southern – Dell McGee, Running Backs
• Georgia State – Jesse Minter, Defensive Coordinator
• Houston – Todd Orlando, Defensive Coordinator
• Indiana – Greg Frey, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
• Iowa – Greg Davis, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
• Louisiana Tech – Tony Petersen, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
• Marshall – Chuck Heater, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
• Memphis – Brad Cornelsen, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
• Michigan – Tim Drevno, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
• Mississippi State – Brian Johnson, Quarterbacks
• Navy – Dale Pehrson, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
• NC State – Ryan Nielsen, Defensive Line
• North Carolina – Gene Chizik, Defensive Coordinator
• Ole Miss – Dan Werner, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
• Oklahoma – Lincoln Riley, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
• South Florida – Danny Hope, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Run Game
• Temple – Phil Snow, Defensive Coordinator
• Toledo – Jon Heacock, Defensive Coordinator
• UCLA – Noel Mazzone, Offensive Coordinator
• USC – Tee Martin, WR/Pass Game Coordinator
• Utah State – Dave Ungerer, Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs
• Washington State University – Alex Grinch, Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
• Wisconsin – Dave Aranda, Defensive Coordinator

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

OU Regents Approve Riley's Contract

Lincoln Riley has been on the road recruiting since being hired as Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach earlier this month.

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents made it all official during their Wednesday meeting, approving a two-year contract that will pay Riley $500,000 annually.

Riley's contract also includes a $50,000 bonus for winning the College Football Playoff national championship. The deal runs through Jan. 31, 2017.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lincoln Riley Introduced at Press Conference

Oklahoma Football
Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley Introduction
Jan. 17, 2015

Head coach Bob Stoops’ opening statement:

“I am excited to introduce to you guys, guys and ladies, the State of Oklahoma, all of the Sooner fans our new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley. Lincoln is a guy that has had incredible experience here at a young age. I always look at the quality of experience to go with how much experience a guy has.

“First, I had a direction I wanted to go. I felt through the last several years we have kind of gravitated away from where we started here and that was in a Hal Mumme/(Mike) Leach type system with what we’re doing and how we’re moving the football. We had some success with it through the years and just little by little here in the last several years we have kind of slowly drifted away from it.

“I had a goal in mind to get back to running that type of system and I felt I got the absolute best guy to do it. He is a guy that has come up through it, understands it inside and out, and has had success running it. He has been the offensive coordinator and play caller for the last five years at East Carolina. I don’t have to go into all of the statistics. They were in the top five or six in the country in total offense, they are in the top several in third-down conversions on and on. He is a guy that has been putting it together and they have had a bunch of big victories over the last couple of years. A couple of wins against North Carolina State, a couple of big wins against North Carolina with big scores. They beat Virginia Tech, again putting points on the board. I really felt strongly about his background and the success he has had running his system.

“Again, he’s a guy that comes up through a tree that I have had a lot of success with and really believe in and I believe he is the perfect guy to move forward in the direction we want to go. I am very aware, as Lincoln is, the quality of running backs we have here. That will not be a problem. They averaged, I believe, over 160 yards per game rushing a year ago. As bright as Lincoln is, he will find a way to take advantage of the great running backs we have and tailor our offense to the great personnel we have.

“Today is going to be about Lincoln and you guys asking him questions. I will tell you we continue to fill the other two (assistant coaching) jobs. We haven’t yet. I am working hard on it and have a strong idea of where I want to go with that, but I’m not ready to expand on that any further. So here I’ll open it up to Lincoln and you can make a statement and talk a little bit if you have a few remarks and then you guys can fire away at Lincoln. He is going to take the shots here today.”

Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley opening statement:

“It’s absolutely an honor to be here. It’s a little surreal to walk in to this environment and this program. It’s something that I have wanted for a long time. It’s something that my wife and I have been very picky about for the last few years as we have been blessed to have some opportunities. We were looking for a lot of specific things ourselves, like coach said. We were first looking for a great person. I was able to have that with Ruffin McNeil over the last several years at East Carolina and I know what I’m getting into working at Oklahoma with Coach Stoops.

“It’s honestly hard to match it. Coming into a program like this, coming to a place that is very committed to what we are going to be doing offensively were things that were very important to me. Having a chance to getting back close to home was a bonus, too. It’s been a great ride. Things have happened for me quickly. I have worked hard and I have also been very, very fortunate to work for some great people and to learn from some great people. To be in the right place at the right time, things have kind of just timed out for me. I’m very, very humbled. I’m very, very thankful. I’m very, very excited to get to work here. I just can’t wait to get started.”

RILEY – On how he takes advantage of his personnel within his system:

“I think that’s one of the beautiful things of this offense, is that it can become whatever we need it to become. We’ll go recruit certain players for certain positions certainly and we will look at different skill sets but at the same time I don’t think that we need a lot of specific things to make it work. Growing up and learning this from Mike Leach and Dana Holgorsen and all of those guys I was able to work with at Texas Tech as I was learning, what I always appreciated was how open-minded they were.

“I think coaches can sometimes be too original with what they are looking for. I think that can limit you because if they personnel doesn’t fit exactly what you’re looking for you could have a little disconnect there. I love the personnel that we have here from what I have been able to see early. I know we have a lot of good players and we are going to continue to bring in a lot of good players. We’re going to take a lot of pride in doing what our guys do well and making sure that our best players touch the ball and that we put our guys in position to make as many plays as they can.”

RILEY – On whether he has a goal of running plays in a certain amount of time:

“No, it’s more of a feel. How we are moving. Our whole deal is doing what it takes for us to move the ball and that’s what we will do. In some situations it’s great. In other situations we have to be able to slow it down and run the clock and use the clock. We need to be good at all of them.”

Monday, January 12, 2015

Its Official: Riley to Join OU as Offensive Coordinator, QBs Coach

University of Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops announced Monday that Lincoln Riley will join the Sooners as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Riley will come to Oklahoma from East Carolina where he held the same position with the Pirates for the past five seasons.

East Carolina ranked third in the nation in passing offense (371.9 yards per game) and was fifth in total offense (533.0 ypg.) in 2014. The Pirates also averaged 35.8 points per game this past season to rank second in the American Athletic Conference.

“Lincoln brings a fresh perspective to our program that I believe will help us maximize our potential offensively,” Stoops said. “He owns a consistent track record of implementing innovative offensive concepts during his career and has a history of developing productive offensive players. He has been mentored by a number of successful offensive coaches during his career, while developing his own unique offensive approach.

“Lincoln is also talented recruiter who I’m confident will help attract top-flight talent to the University of Oklahoma. Our student-athletes and our staff will benefit from his skills and passion for the game. We are excited that Lincoln and his family are joining the Sooners.”

Lincoln Riley Accepts Offensive Coordinator Position

East Carolina offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Lincoln Riley has accepted the same position at Oklahoma, according to a source.

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)

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

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.