Lincoln Riley is the youngest major college football coach in America right now. The 34-year-old took over as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners after Bob Stoops, 56, retired in June 2017. (Stoops hired Riley as offensive coordinator in 2015.) As CBS Sports describes Riley, he was an assistant “with zero head coaching experience.” However, he does have some experience and he’s smart enough to hire his old boss, former head coach at East Carolina, Ruffin McNeill, who is now Oklahoma’s defensive tackles coach. McNeill, 58, told critics, “Don’t worry about how old he is. I got enough gray for he and I. You’ll see.”
Before Oklahoma (No. 5) faces Ohio State (No. 2) in Columbus on Saturday, September 9, Riley said: “There is something about playing on the road that is just the best part of college football. I’ve just always enjoyed it more.” The game will be broadcast at 7:30 pm on ABC.
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 3, 2017
— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) June 14, 2017