USC formally introduced Lincoln Riley as its new coach Saturday night time. The information was first reported by Yahoo Sports activities’s Pete Thamel adopted by a number of different experiences on Saturday.
Riley leaves Oklahoma for Los Angeles in a surprising transfer after compiling a 55–10 file with the Sooners in 5 seasons. Riley was rumored to take the LSU teaching place however he nipped these rumors within the bud Saturday night time when requested and mentioned “I’m not going to be the subsequent coach at LSU.”
Former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops will reportedly coach the group for its bowl recreation, based on The Athletic. Riley reportedly elected to take the USC job over LSU or staying in Oklahoma due to the native recruiting expertise and was impressed by this system’s administration. He additionally discovered the prospect of rebuilding the Trojan program interesting.
USC completed this season 4–7 and has solely completed one season within the high 25 inside the final 4 seasons. The final time the Trojans received a New 12 months’s Six Bowl was within the 2016 Rose Bowl. Riley can have his work minimize out for him as the brand new face of USC.
“USC has an unparalleled soccer custom with great assets and services, and the administration had made a deep dedication to profitable,” Riley mentioned in a launch. “I look ahead to honoring that profitable custom and constructing on it.”
USC will introduce its new coach in a press convention on Monday.
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