If you want to kill off any speculation and rumors about anything, then Lincoln Riley has shown the way.
Riley has been rumored to be in the mix for the LSU job for several weeks since Coach O has coached his last game for the Tigers and is on his way out.
The Tigers are searching for a new identity and it makes sence that they would want the brightest offensive mind in college football.
Unfortunately, it appears the rumors were simply just a whole bunch of nothing. The Oklahoma head coach made a pretty definitive statement on the situation.
“I’m not going to be the next head coach at LSU,” Riley said.
His comments came soon after the Sooners were eliminated from Big 12 title contention with the loss in Bedlam, ending a streak of six consecutive conference championships for the program, whch included Riley’s first four seasons as head coach.
“No concerns about our administration, our AD, our president,” Riley said. “We’ve been through a lot together. This isn’t our first rodeo together. So we always have conversations about the future and certainly with all that’s changing right now on the college landscape, all that’s getting ready to change, via ESPN.
“For us at some point here, we transition into a new conference. Those are always conversations that we’re going to have, and we will be having those yearly, no matter what. All of us are trying to make this place better, make this program better, and so you don’t do that without working together and conversing with each other. So of course we’re gonna continue to do that. We work well together, and we’re going to keep working well together.”
In five seasons, Riley is 55-10 and Oklahoma has finished no lower than No. 7 in the final Associated Press poll.
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