Morgantown, West Virginia – Throughout the weekend, Lincoln Riley was rumored to be leaving Oklahoma for the head coach vacancy at LSU. Riley shot down the rumors following the Sooners’ loss to Oklahoma State last night, saying, “I will not be the next head coach at LSU.”
However, Riley didn’t say anything about not being the head coach anywhere else. Lincoln Riley is headed to Southern California to be the new head coach at USC with an official announcement coming as soon as tomorrow.
Riley, who has a 55-9 overall record and a 37-6 record in the Big 12 Conference in his 5th season as the head coach at Oklahoma, is widely considered one of the best coaches in college football.
BREAKING: Lincoln Riley is leaving OU to become the new head coach at USC, per sources. It is happening. HUGE get for the Trojans and the Pac-12. https://t.co/4008Dl0IR2 https://t.co/jYk68PrEzp
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 28, 2021
USC is reportedly working to close a deal with Lincoln Riley…. https://t.co/P6zWxiMfEz pic.twitter.com/30MLd3Xngu
— FootballScoop (@FootballScoop) November 28, 2021
BREAKING: Lincoln Riley just informed his staff at Oklahoma that he’s taking the USC head coaching job, per @mzenitz pic.twitter.com/aJb7pkGtjP
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) November 28, 2021