'Lincoln Riley to USC is a grand slam': College football reacts to Riley leaving Oklahoma

Former Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley during a game last month in Norman.
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  • Lincoln Riley
    Lincoln Riley
    American football player and coach

After five seasons as the Oklahoma Sooners football coach, Lincoln Riley will leave to take the will to be the head football coach at USC, according to multiple reports.

Riley will replace Clay Helton for the Trojans, who was fired two games into this season.

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Photos: OU football coach Lincoln Riley through the years

What sports media has to say about Lincoln Riley leaving OU for USC

Many seems to think the move is a good one for USC and for Riley. Colin Cowherd tweeted that "Lincoln Riley to USC is a grand slam." Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN called the hiring a "statement" by USC. Peter Burns of ESPN said the move could "change college football."

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What does Lincoln Riley leaving OU mean for the Sooners.

Following a close loss to the Cowboys on Saturday, the Sooners Sooners fans brought jokes to Twitter instantaneously when Riley announced his departure.

This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: College football reacts to Lincoln Riley leaving OU for USC

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