Oklahoma football coach Riley's salary jumps to $6 million
January 31, 2019
Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley's salary jumped to $6 million and he had his contract extended a year, through the 2023 season.
Riley and Oklahoma's Board of Regents agreed in principle to the extension and salary increase earlier in the month, and the board approved the numbers at their meeting on Wednesday.
The 35-year-old Riley has led the Sooners to Big 12 championships and College Football Playoff appearances in both of his seasons as head coach. Under his watch, Oklahoma is 24-4 overall, and quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray both won the Heisman Trophy.