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Lincoln Riley To The NFL Talk Is Heating Up Today

A closeup of Lincoln Riley during an Oklahoma Sooners game.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners watches warm ups before the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

NFL teams want a piece of Lincoln Riley - actually they want the whole thing.

Multiple reporters took to Twitter on Saturday morning to suggest NFL teams are ready to pony up for the Oklahoma head coach. According to one of the reports, teams could enter a race to fire their head coach to make room for Riley.

"There's going to be a race to fire NFL head coaches this season because everyone wants to get on Lincoln Riley as early as possible," Bleacher Report's Matt Miller tweeted out.

But he's not alone.

Sports Illustrated analyst Albert Breer said Riley is the NFL's "white whale" right now.

NFL teams went hard after Riley last season, but the Sooners head coach turned those opportunities into a new deal with Oklahoma.

After producing the past two Heisman Trophy winners, Riley has another serious contender in former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts. If Riley makes it three straight, he'll be in truly elite company.

Oklahoma would likely have no problem handing Riley a lifetime contract given his track record thus far. However, would Riley accept never coaching at the professional level?

Several NFL teams will be in need of a new head coach following the season. We'll find out just how much Riley likes it in Norman.