Lincoln Riley Claims He First Started Talking To USC ‘Early Sunday Morning’ And Absolutely No One Believes Him

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  • Lincoln Riley went on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt and provided details on his final hours at Oklahoma
  • According to Riley, he first started talking to USC “very early Sunday morning” about their coaching vacancy before deciding to take the job.
  • Fans immediately called B.S. on Riley’s claims
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Lincoln Riley claims that he made his decision to leave Oklahoma in a matter of hours, and college football fans aren’t buying it.

On Monday night, Riley made an appearance on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt and went into to detail on how he decided to become the next head coach of USC. Riley first engaged in talks with USC “very early Sunday morning” hours after Oklahoma’s loss to Oklahoma State.

“Very early Sunday morning USC engaged with some interest and wanted to have a conversation and honestly, that’s the first conversation at any point in my time at Oklahoma I’ve ever had with another football team,” “I think just the history, the tradition, the excitement of a new opportunity was enough that we wanted to have a conversation and it moved quickly. It was tough decision. I mean, leaving a place like Oklahoma is not easy, especially when you have the history we had there.”

Van Pelt pressed Riley on his claim that he first spoke to USC on Sunday morning and the former OU head coach said he had a conversation with people close to him about USC’s interest in hiring him on Saturday night.

“We had a conversation late that night when we got back to Norman when we knew that the interest from USC was real, and then we slept for, I think, about two hours and got back up and really hammered through it.”

College football fans immediately called B.S. on Riley after his interview with Van Pelt.