New Oklahoma coach Riley still adjusting to promotion
August 6, 2017
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Lincoln Riley is still getting used to his new job as Oklahoma's head football coach.
It would be hard to blame him, given how quickly everything changed. The 33-year-old was promoted from offensive coordinator in June after Bob Stoops abruptly stepped down, and it's been a whirlwind ever since.
Saturday was just another of those crazy busy days for Riley. He spent the morning meeting fans, then addressed the media in the afternoon. Riley is learning how to balance running the team, directing the coaching staff and dealing with off-the-field obligations on the fly.