Former Oklahoma Sooners head football coach Lincoln Riley has accepted the same position at USC, opening himself up to even more media attention, criticism, and access to recruits. That is what you get when you come to the LA market and what you are expected to produce is championships. That is the only thing that this city accepts when it comes to baseball, basketball, and football. For years, LA did not have a football team to call its own, so that banner fell on USC. They set a standard under Pete Carroll that the program expects every year now and that is what Riley will need to bring if he wants to keep his job.
Three Bold Lincoln Riley Trojans Predictions
3. His best years will be years 1-3
Riley has some serious connections with recruits in California and has already seen a number of them flip their commitment from the Sooners to the Trojans. With these in-roads already being laid and a fantastic offensive coordinator holdover in Graham Harrell, it is easy to see why Riley and USC will hit the ground running in a big way. They should have the offense that will sustain them over the next few years as they attempt to put together a defense.