USC is expected to announce the hire of Lincoln Riley

OU Coach Lincoln Riley 

Riley guided the Sooners to four consecutive Big 12 titles and three College Football Playoff appearances in his first four seasons.

Following the Bedlam loss, after there was widespread speculation that he was LSU’s choice to replace the departing Ed Orgeron, Riley said, “I’m not going to be the next head coach at LSU.”

It’s a big blow to the Sooners, who are about to transition into the SEC. Riley had a 55-10 record in five seasons, including a 37-7 mark in the Big 12.

USC finished 4-7 in 2021 and will need a complete rebuilding continuing their fall from grace in the early 2000s.

Riley’s departure is a massive one as Oklahoma is considered one of the top jobs in America, and with a pending move to the SEC for Oklahoma and rival Texas, it will make Norman an even bigger destination.