Oklahoma soccer coach Lincoln Riley made it clear on Tuesday that he needs to stay in Norman coaching the Sooners as a substitute of taking his abilities to Baton Rouge.
Riley, in his fifth 12 months as the Sooners head coach, was rumored as a reputation of curiosity to be LSU’s subsequent soccer coach as Ed Orgeron is not going to return for the 2022 soccer season as the Tigers head coach.
“I coach at the University of Oklahoma,” Riley stated. “You understand how I really feel about this place [Oklahoma] and this program. We’ve all been down this street many occasions earlier than. You guys know the place I stand and that hasn’t modified.”
The Sooners (9-1, 6-1) are coming off a 27-14 loss to Baylor on Saturday, which put a damper on their School Soccer Playoff hopes. Baylor (8-2, 5-2) earned its first victory in opposition to Oklahoma since 2014.
After the sport, Riley expressed his displeasure for Baylor head coach Dave Aranda’s determination to kick a area aim with a 24-14 lead with one second remaining in the sport.
Aranda made the determination to earn the factors and enhance the margin of victory to 13 as a result of the Large 12’s tiebreaker procedures are margins of victory.
“I do know why Dave tried to kick the area aim. I do not agree with it,” Riley stated, per ESPN’s Dave Wilson. “And I nonetheless assume above all else, there is a code of sportsmanship that I imagine in. I would not have accomplished it. However that is his determination, that is his soccer staff.”
The Bears’ victory in opposition to the Sooners stored their Large 12 title sport hopes alive. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State (9-1, 6-1) each sit with one loss in convention play with Baylor sitting in third place.
The Sooners will face Iowa State (6-4, 4-3) at midday on Saturday.
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