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Oklahoma OC Lincoln Riley Received Big New Contract Extension

Lincoln Riley is the latest college football coordinator to make over $1 million a year, with a new extension.

College football assistant salaries have blown up this off-season, and the latest big-name coach to get a bump over the $1 million mark is Oklahoma Sooners offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley.

The Oklahoman writer Ryan Aber broke the news on Twitter earlier this evening.

Other assistant coaches to join the seven figures club this offseason include LSU offensive coordinator Dave Aranda, hired away from Pitt, and three Michigan assistants: Don Brown, Tim Drevno, and Pep Hamilton.

Last season, Riley made $900,000, good for No. 15 in college football according to USA Today's master list of assistant coaching salaries. His new salary of $1.3 million would tie him with Louisville's Todd Grantham for fifth in the country, though obviously the list will look a lot different with many of the big raises that have occurred across the sport.

Riley, who is just 33 years old, has been connected to a number of head coach openings over the last few years, as he's helped elevate Oklahoma's offense into one of the best in the sport. This new salary could help keep him at OU for a few more years... at least until another big program with an open wallet comes knocking.