Lincoln Riley Says He Only Took Call From USC, Not NFL or LSU Jobs - bdsthanhhoavn.com

Lincoln Riley Says He Only Took Call From USC, Not NFL or LSU Jobs

Ahead of his first season in Southern California, USC coach Lincoln Riley addressed the once-rampant speculation concerning his possible interest in coaching at LSU or in the NFL.

Riley recently sat down with ESPN to discuss a wide array of topics, one of which included a question about whether or not he took a call from the Tigers prior to leaving Oklahoma in November. The former Sooners coach confirmed he did not  have any involvement in LSU’s coaching search, which ended with the hire of Brian Kelly two days after USC announced Riley as its 30th head coach.

“No, and I’ve told people this all the time,” he said, per ESPN’s Chris Low. “I learned this from Mike Leach, and he probably still says it. You’re on one of two lists as a head coach. You’re on a list to get fired or you’re on a list of other people wanting to hire you. And he’s right. I never had one year at Oklahoma where people didn’t call in-season. I never subjected myself to it. It’s never rocked me. It’s never had anything to do with me doing my job. 

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