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OU football: Lincoln Riley's contract extended through 2025 season

NORMAN — Amid the uncertainty of college football’s immediate future, a contract extension for OU football coach Lincoln Riley was approved Tuesday by the school’s board of regents.

Riley’s contract was extended two years through the 2025 season and carries an average annual value of $7.535 million.

Riley’s contract was restructured to increase his “additional and outside income from unrestricted private funds” by $1 million effective Feb. 1, 2021 while the annual stay benefit was decreased by $200,000 annually and the supplemental income retirement reduced $650,000 annually.

OU athletic director Joe Castiglione said the raises for not only Riley but for the rest of the football coaching staff were agreed to in February before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic became widespread across college athletics.

“We felt, obviously. That it’s important for us to keep our commitment,” Castiglione said. “We’re very, very understanding of the unique times that we’re in, but in our normal, productive way we started conversations back in early December that resulted in an agreement in principal in February. With that said, it’s reflective of the marketplace. Most importantly, it allows Oklahoma, our program and our fans to have the certainty that our coaches are connected to us for an extended period of time.”

Castiglione said Riley — whose name has been mentioned for numerous NFL opening in recent years — again showed a commitment to remain at OU with the contract extension.

“His actions have always demonstrated his commitment and love for what he’s doing here at OU, starting with his players and his coaching staff,” Castiglione said. “That’s evident every day to be candid. … His mindset of having, first, the best interest of the program in mind, and the people who are involved in the program, as well as an eye on the future and how Oklahoma can be best positioned for success in the near term and the long term — he's never hesitated on that.”

Defensive coordinator Alex Grinch received the biggest raise of the assistants, going up $400,000 to $1.8 million annually.

Grinch’s contract was extended through the 2022 season.

Each of the other football assistants received raises as well, with their contracts extended through 2021.

Several members of the athletic department who earn $1 million per year or more — Riley, Castiglione, Grinch, softball coach Patty Gasso, men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger and women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale — recently agreed to a 10 percent salary reduction in the wake of the pandemic.

“‘We completed a conversation and made a commitment,” Castiglione said. “We’re sticking with our commitment as we would.

“We’re going to continue to evolve with what the world presents, handle whatever number of waves this includes and make sure that when the waves subside, that we’re standing as strong as we possibly can to begin to move forward into whatever the new reality becomes.”

Coaches in other sports didn’t receive raises but instead contract extensions. Coale’s contract was extended through 2024, Gasso’s through 2027, baseball coach Skip Johnson’s 2024, women’s gymnastics coach K.J. Kindler’s through 2026, Kruger’s through 2024, men’s gymnastics coach Mark Williams’ through 2026.

Track coach Tim Langford, who was recently promoted to head coach after holding the interim tag, received a raise as well.

Football strength and conditioning coach Bennie Wylie’s salary was raised $50,000 to $430,000 per year while basketball strength and conditioning coach Bryce Daub’s salary was raised from $150,000 to $167,000.

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<strong>Lincoln Riley is 36-6 with three trips to the College Football Playoff in three seasons as OU's head coach. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</strong>

Lincoln Riley is 36-6 with three trips to the College Football Playoff in three seasons as OU's head coach. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3c0864296edc3fba87d2952fa572636a.jpg" alt="Photo - Lincoln Riley is 36-6 with three trips to the College Football Playoff in three seasons as OU's head coach. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title=" Lincoln Riley is 36-6 with three trips to the College Football Playoff in three seasons as OU's head coach. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption> Lincoln Riley is 36-6 with three trips to the College Football Playoff in three seasons as OU's head coach. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e37422eed99858732a9dded5f3b5680d.jpg" alt="Photo - People run on the track at Muleshoe High School's stadium in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="People run on the track at Muleshoe High School's stadium in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>People run on the track at Muleshoe High School's stadium in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-85b5bdc5349a048510f81b81e24edc12.jpg" alt="Photo - The Muleshoe, Texas, city limit sign is seen in the hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="The Muleshoe, Texas, city limit sign is seen in the hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. 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Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="A sign with the record of Muleshoe High School's 2000 football team is seen outside the stadium in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A sign with the record of Muleshoe High School's 2000 football team is seen outside the stadium in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dbec8482fb06a9ab00c4162b7cba2ace.jpg" alt="Photo - Bill and Alice Liles hold a quilt made with Muleshoe football t-shirts at their home in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Bill and Alice Liles hold a quilt made with Muleshoe football t-shirts at their home in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Bill and Alice Liles hold a quilt made with Muleshoe football t-shirts at their home in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5d9088d027b8c37bfa817a72e04d3a30.jpg" alt="Photo - Downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0b171655e8fffb98b17ca1d9301d7b57.jpg" alt="Photo - A high school portrait of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley hangs on the wall of his parent's home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="A high school portrait of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley hangs on the wall of his parent's home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A high school portrait of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley hangs on the wall of his parent's home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7a21217a14aba5b52dd42965a828bf00.jpg" alt="Photo - A shirt from Lincoln Riley's high school team is seen inside the home of Bill and Alice Liles in Muleshoe, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="A shirt from Lincoln Riley's high school team is seen inside the home of Bill and Alice Liles in Muleshoe, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A shirt from Lincoln Riley's high school team is seen inside the home of Bill and Alice Liles in Muleshoe, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f9e91d19529d834dc2e3d88a165f5e7b.jpg" alt="Photo - Muleshoe Pea &amp; Bean Inc., is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Muleshoe Pea &amp; Bean Inc., is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Muleshoe Pea &amp; Bean Inc., is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-868c309be209a9e66618067a8749607b.jpg" alt="Photo - A building in downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="A building in downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A building in downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-505806ce0829428b4485a43407d051ad.jpg" alt="Photo - The Muleshoe, Texas, city limit sign is seen in the hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="The Muleshoe, Texas, city limit sign is seen in the hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>The Muleshoe, Texas, city limit sign is seen in the hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cb807c510f73f2f4cf0963fdaad42656.jpg" alt="Photo - Bill and Alice Liles talk about Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley inside their home in Muleshoe, Texas, Riley's hometown, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Bill and Alice Liles talk about Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley inside their home in Muleshoe, Texas, Riley's hometown, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Bill and Alice Liles talk about Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley inside their home in Muleshoe, Texas, Riley's hometown, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8e34cdbfcdedfc6bdbaddc0128d9aa6a.jpg" alt="Photo - A newspaper article from the Clovis News Journal about Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley in high school is seen at his parent's home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="A newspaper article from the Clovis News Journal about Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley in high school is seen at his parent's home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A newspaper article from the Clovis News Journal about Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley in high school is seen at his parent's home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-05dbbd0f46cdf8005c95e69e98b1175c.jpg" alt="Photo - Cars drive through Muleshoe,Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Cars drive through Muleshoe,Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Cars drive through Muleshoe,Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-93e2af1d4ed2ccefde8a18ae31f6d734.jpg" alt="Photo - The First United Methodist Church of Muleshoe, Texas, is seen in the hometown of Oklahoma's offensive Lincoln Riley on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="The First United Methodist Church of Muleshoe, Texas, is seen in the hometown of Oklahoma's offensive Lincoln Riley on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>The First United Methodist Church of Muleshoe, Texas, is seen in the hometown of Oklahoma's offensive Lincoln Riley on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7faa63addc268a4f992156b8955ac93f.jpg" alt="Photo - Mike and Marilyn Riley pose for a photo with a picture of their son Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma's offensive coordinator inside their home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Mike and Marilyn Riley pose for a photo with a picture of their son Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma's offensive coordinator inside their home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Mike and Marilyn Riley pose for a photo with a picture of their son Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma's offensive coordinator inside their home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e7f4a31475d50eb8d7a8f0e5a891db46.jpg" alt="Photo - Mike and Marilyn Riley pose for a photo by pictures of their sons, Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma's offensive coordinator, and Garret Riley, inside their home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Mike and Marilyn Riley pose for a photo by pictures of their sons, Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma's offensive coordinator, and Garret Riley, inside their home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Mike and Marilyn Riley pose for a photo by pictures of their sons, Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma's offensive coordinator, and Garret Riley, inside their home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3aeecdddc2b232eb86678b1aee78b29d.jpg" alt="Photo - Marilyn Riley looks over photos of her son Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma's offensive coordinator, and his brother Garrett Riley inside her home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Marilyn Riley looks over photos of her son Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma's offensive coordinator, and his brother Garrett Riley inside her home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Marilyn Riley looks over photos of her son Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma's offensive coordinator, and his brother Garrett Riley inside her home in Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c289afc0599bdda6202412be43461094.jpg" alt="Photo - Stacy and Debbie Conner talk about Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley inside their church in Muleshoe, Texas, Riley's hometown, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Stacy and Debbie Conner talk about Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley inside their church in Muleshoe, Texas, Riley's hometown, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Stacy and Debbie Conner talk about Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley inside their church in Muleshoe, Texas, Riley's hometown, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2ef2eaa1fa3a2bab8ad7ca530b79b40b.jpg" alt="Photo - Muleshoe High School's stadium is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Muleshoe High School's stadium is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Muleshoe High School's stadium is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a948e9c5a99c60eee7e25111f786e4f3.jpg" alt="Photo - Roger Williams, owner of Williams General Store, plugs in a University of Oklahoma sign in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Roger Williams, owner of Williams General Store, plugs in a University of Oklahoma sign in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Roger Williams, owner of Williams General Store, plugs in a University of Oklahoma sign in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d5c7a942de9b877850ca22bda870fbba.jpg" alt="Photo - A University of Oklahoma sign is displayed in the front of Williams General Store in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="A University of Oklahoma sign is displayed in the front of Williams General Store in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A University of Oklahoma sign is displayed in the front of Williams General Store in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-94ac7da91fd228ca43d07121cf952a2f.jpg" alt="Photo - David Jenkins talks about Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley from his house in Riley's hometown of Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="David Jenkins talks about Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley from his house in Riley's hometown of Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>David Jenkins talks about Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley from his house in Riley's hometown of Muleshoe, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d3eb66df7ae676785ad2db2a0cc390e5.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign for Williams General Store is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="A sign for Williams General Store is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A sign for Williams General Store is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1ae471fd6420f74097f04bcbbd6847b6.jpg" alt="Photo - A store front in downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="A store front in downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A store front in downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2b9718f9c12fd662313916477cccfabc.jpg" alt="Photo - A customer exits Williams General Store in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="A customer exits Williams General Store in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A customer exits Williams General Store in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-83e03d9b0f96c5b1e98d3d0bd36c197d.jpg" alt="Photo - A sing for Muleshow Donuts is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="A sing for Muleshow Donuts is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A sing for Muleshow Donuts is seen in Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a69562a6710417376b18ec653c04bfce.jpg" alt="Photo - Downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Downtown Muleshoe, Texas, hometown of Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, is seen on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure>
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