Oklahoma has come to an agreement in principle on a contract extension and raise for football coach Lincoln Riley, quieting any murmurs that he will make a jump to the NFL.
The school wasted little time. It announced Tuesday — two days after OU's loss in the Orange Bowl — the terms are still being finalized. The move is subject to OU Board of Regents approval at this month’s meeting.
Riley is 24-4 in two seasons as OU head coach and has coached the Sooners to two College Football Playoff semifinals, producing two Heisman Trophy quarterbacks and the nation’s top offense along the way.
He had been linked to several NFL coaching vacancies.