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Major College Football Coach Addresses Rumors He'd Leave For NFL

A general view of an Oklahoma Sooners football game.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

The NFL is reportedly in love with Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, but the Sooners' leader reportedly has no plans on leaving college anytime soon.

FOX Sports 1's Joel Klatt revealed during Saturday's Oklahoma-Kansas State broadcast that Riley had told him he didn't have the itch for the NFL.

Rumors have linked Riley to multiple NFL jobs.

“I asked him point blank, ‘Do you have that itch?’ And he said…’No.’ And this is the important part, he said ‘I know we can be great here for a long time.’ And that’s the truth, that’s the absolute truth,” Klatt said.

Riley is the kind of coach the NFL is really starting to love, as many have compared him to the likes of Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan.

Oklahoma, though, doesn't want to lose him anytime soon. And, based on these comments to Klatt, it doesn't seem like they're going to.