January 25, 2017 at 10:52 pm #3288
I think after another year in the system he would be capable of taking the reins if offered.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereJanuary 26, 2017 at 10:28 am #3292
It will be interesting. Obviously Stoops has produced many head coaches in his time, Riley projects to be the next one. At the same time, Stoops is returning to 00’s form, so it will be interesting to see if they can hold onto Riley long enough to make him the next HC.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereFebruary 15, 2017 at 4:03 pm #3896
Riley seems awful young. Being an offensive genius is one thing. Running a blue blood program is another.
Justin Fuente, on the other hand, has been a head coach now at two D-1 schools (Memphis, Va Tech) and has been successful at both. Seth Littrell is HBC at UNT, but still very inexperienced.
If Riley went somewhere else and was successful as a head coach, I’d be all for it. But I’m not sold on him being the guy to replace Bob Stoops.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereFebruary 16, 2017 at 8:11 am #3901
I think he could, but I’d hope he would have a couple of highly experienced advisers on his coaching staff to help him. He certainly has that “it” factor though.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereFebruary 16, 2017 at 12:29 pm #3906
Listening to Lincoln Riley talk a few times in person, he definitely seems like a guy that can lead a program. He may not know all the ins and outs just yet, so I think he’s still about 2 more seasons away from being that guy that can take over if/when Stoops retires.
Most of all though, a couple big-money donors have referred to him as the next head coach so he has the money backing him should he be considered for the HC job in the near future.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereFebruary 17, 2017 at 8:23 am #3912
Bud – no head coaching experience
Barry – no head coaching experience
Bob – no head coaching experience
I say stick with what works and find a hot, up and coming assistant when Bob bows out.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by Chris.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereFebruary 17, 2017 at 1:47 pm #3914
I think he would excel as head coach. Especially at a prestigious university like OU. He’s a great recruiter and half the time the team is only as good as the head coach can recruit. I’d love to see the HCIW tag placed on him. DO NOT want to lose Riley.
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Bob had no HC experience either when first hired…
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereFebruary 20, 2017 at 3:06 am #3955
Going to another program, I think it would be tough on Riley. He wouldn’t have as many hurdles to overcome if he was to step up as head coach.
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