We learned Tuesday that Lincoln Riley "hit it out of the park" in an interview for the Houston head coaching position.
I expected he’d be the primary target for the Cougars and that several other jobs would pursue OU’s extraordinarily gifted offensive coordinator.
That’s what led me to open our Blitz on Sunday night with my "Take" that OU should consider naming Riley its "Head Coach in Waiting."
Two things should be made very clear.
One, I believe Bob Stoops will and should remain OU’s head coach for several more years.
Two, I’m generally not a fan of the "Coach in Waiting" option, but I believe Riley to be so special that Oklahoma should do everything within its powers to keep Riley; for the short, and for the long haul. I’ve met and known hundreds of coaches – the best of the best.
I’ve said it quite a while now. Lincoln Riley is a rare breed of cat that doesn’t come along very often. At 33, the Sooners should do everything they can to protect themselves for now, and into the future.
Here’s My Take.
I spoke with former OU Head Coach Bob Stoops tonight about whether reports are true that he’s met with Auburn officials about becoming the next head coach of the Tigers.
God made Saturdays for big college football games. OU vs. Texas and Bedlam have a different feel but are always immensely important.
Grad transfer receiver Jeff Badet is everything the Sooners expected him to be, including explosive.
After the taping of his OU Replay show today, I interviewed Bob Stoops for the Blitz and News9.
Earlier on Sunday, I hosted the Bob Stoops replay show. The coach is optimistic a “few” injured defensive starters will return this week. He was pleased and a little bit relieved to get out of Dallas with a win.