Oklahoma's quarterback was set to make more money this season than his head coach. Obviously, that had to change. And it has.
The Sooners announced today that their head coach, Lincoln Riley, has received a pay bump. He now will make more money than his starting quarterback, Kyler Murray.
Murray, a top 10 MLB Draft pick, is receiving $4.7 million from the Oakland A's. He's playing for the Sooners this fall and then will leave for the minor leagues in 2019. He's allowed to play college football while getting paid for baseball since they're different sports.
It would've been a little awkward (or at least just funny) if Murray had been making more money than his head coach in Riley.
Oklahoma has decided to bump Riley's pay up. He'll make $4.8 million next year, about $100,000 more than his quarterback.
"Lincoln Riley will make $4.8 million next year, making him the highest paid person on OU’s football team. Kyler Murray is second at $4.7 million," tweeted Brooke Pryor.
That's a well deserved bump for Riley. He had originally been making $3.1 million in Year 1 with $200,000 pay bumps scheduled for the following years.
Oklahoma opens its 2018 season on Sept. 1. The Sooners will be taking on Lane Kiffin and FAU.