Riley Departs OU For USC

Jonathan Grant | November 29th, 2021

Lincoln Riley promised that he was not heading to LSU after his Oklahoma Sooners lost to the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday night. He didn’t, however, make a statement about leaving for USC.

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That’s what, according to sources, has occurred, though. After five very successful seasons in which he delivered four conference titles and 55 wins to the program, Riley is now going to take on the task of rebuilding the powerhouse Trojans to what they once were. As you could assume, this has caused ripples throughout the landscape. One such effect appears to be that the Sooners are going to lose commitments So far, the biggest is five-star QB recruit Malachi Nelson. It would not be a shock to see him land in So. Cal along with Riley.

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