Oklahoma makes Lincoln Riley among top 10 highest-paid coaches

ESPN

The University of Oklahoma regents made Lincoln Riley one of the top 10 highest-paid coaches in college football on Wednesday, bumping his 2019 salary to $6 million.

Riley made $4.8 million last year.

On top of the $6 million, Riley will receive an annual $700,000 stay bonus for each year he remains with the Sooners, in addition to $150,000 in annual bumps, through the 2023 season.

The school also will play Riley an extra $1 million if he stays at Oklahoma past April 1, 2021. Riley also can net up to $750,000 annually in performance bonuses.

According to USA Today’s annual database, Riley’s salary matches Dan Mullen’s with Florida in ninth place and is $500,000 more than Texas rival Tom Herman’s.

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