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Topic: Lincoln Riley to USC

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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 05:46:14 PM »
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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2021, 05:51:08 PM »
Hearing rumors of OU chasing Kilff Kingsbury.  Seems odd.  Kingsbury seems to have found a great spot.

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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2021, 06:34:54 PM »
Makes no sense

Money made that decision
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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 06:56:48 PM »
He didn't want to go to the SEC--has been opposed to it from the start.

That's from pretty good sources.
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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 07:08:04 PM »
And some things that haven't made sense to me all year start to add up.

This year's team has for the most part looked like less than the sum of its parts.  The opposite of the old Scipio Tex quote about Bob Stoops winning the Big 12 with a band-aid and a Paul Thompson bobble-head doll.

Maybe Lincoln's been overwhelmed wearing 3 hats--HFC, OC, and QB coach.  I've argued for a couple of years that he wasn't taking care of other elements of the program, like the defense and special teams, like team chemistry, like dealing with miscreants and knuckleheads.  Maybe defenses have adjusted to Lincoln's incredibly brilliant play-calling faster than he's adjusted to their adjustments.

So, maybe on top of all that, Lincoln hasn't really been into OU football this year.  Especially not since Clay Helton got fired at USC last--IRRC--September.

After two weeks on semi-denial answers on the LSU rumors, he finally told the media last night that he was "not going to be the next coach at LSU--next question?"

Nope.  Not gonna be the next coach at LSU.  Didn't say anything about USC though.

I think we'll take some hits in recruiting before whoever the next head coach is going to be shows up and gets to work, but I think we'll be OK.

Bob Stoops is going to be the interim HFC for the bowl game.  Heck, I wouldn't mind if he came back for a year or two.  He's sitting at 190 wins right now.  It would be cool to see him reach 200.
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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 07:39:41 PM »
git yerself a nice beach house, make the wife and family happy, grab a huge contract with a huge buyout clause

what could go wrong???

nothing as bad as getting your head kicked in the SEC SEC SEC
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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 07:42:17 PM »
Having Bob Stoops in the wings is a comfort and keeps OU from doing a panic hire.  I just fear OU getting into a cycle like rivals Texas & Nebraska.

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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2021, 07:47:30 PM »
Just realized it Stoops could be coaching against Mike Leach in the SEC again, just like the '90's.  And against his old QB/OC Heupel.

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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2021, 07:52:44 PM »
It would be fun to see him beat both their asses.
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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2021, 07:55:40 PM »
Stoops would make Stupid money if that's the case

of course, any P5 coaches will be making Stupid money next season
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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2021, 09:07:41 PM »
It will be Stoops. Book it. He’s young enough. Still got the fire. Still got something to prove. I’m betting he’s the one that told the admin he wanted back which set the whole thing in motion. 

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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2021, 09:11:13 PM »
apparently, giving Frost one more year in Lincoln triggered Stoops to OU

we all know Stoops wanted to coach the Huskers next season, against the Sooners
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Re: Lincoln Riley to USC
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2021, 10:43:39 PM »
It will be Stoops. Book it. He’s young enough. Still got the fire. Still got something to prove. I’m betting he’s the one that told the admin he wanted back which set the whole thing in motion.
I don't think so.
I think he might have the itch, but not the fire.
But it makes a good story!
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