Lincoln Riley: Leaving Oklahoma, Contract USC, USC Salary, SEC

Lincoln Michael Riley (born September 5, 1983) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the head coach at the University of Southern California (USC).

Lincoln Riley: Leaving Oklahoma, Contract USC, USC Salary, SEC

Leaving Oklahoma:

Lincoln Riley was adamant Saturday night when addressing rumors that he would become the next head coach at LSU. He wouldn’t even let the reporter finish his question when he said, “I’m not going to be the next head coach at LSU. Next question.”

In five years, he produced four Big 12 championships, three College Football Playoff berths, two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray (and a runner-up in Jalen Hurts), plus a combined 9-2 record over rivals Texas and Oklahoma State.

Contract USC:

Former Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley is heading to California to become the newest coach for the USC Trojans, and while his contract details aren’t confirmed, here’s what is speculated.

The former Sooners coach — who replaced national champion Bob Stoops after five years in Norman — is rumored to bring in $110 million.

USC Salary:

Lincoln Riley: Leaving Oklahoma, Contract USC, USC Salary, SEC

He had previously been signed to a five-year, $32 million deal in 2019 before inking a new six-year deal in July 2020 that included a two-year extension to keep him in Norman through 2025.

  • 2017: $3.1 million
  • 2018: $4.8 million
  • 2019: $6 million
  • 2020: $6.15 million
  • 2021: $8.05 million*
  • 2022: 7.565 million
  • 2023: $8.275 million*
  • 2024: $7.585 million
  • 2025: $7.585 million


Lincoln Riley will assuredly say all the right things about the opportunity to coach the tradition-rich Trojans. But pay attention to what Riley doesn’t say.

We already know he’s coy with his words. Saturday night after his Oklahoma team finished a flatly disappointing regular season by losing to rival Oklahoma State.

Current position
TitleHead coach
Biographical details
BornSeptember 5, 1983 (age 38)[1]
Lubbock, Texas


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