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By Cliff Brunt
AP Sports Writer 

New Oklahoma coach Riley's deal starts at $3.1 million


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lincoln Riley already had a major upgrade in his job title.

Now, the Bowl Subdivision's youngest head coach has the financial upgrade to match.

Oklahoma's Board of Regents on Tuesday approved a five-year deal that starts at $3.1 million for the first year. It increases by $200,000 annually, with a national championship bonus of $425,000.

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said he feels confident about the package, despite the fact that Riley is just 33 years old and is entering his first head coaching job.

"Like any time we make decisions about contracts, it's...

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