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College Football World Reacts To Sunday Lincoln Riley Rumor

Lincoln Riley coaching for Oklahoma football against UCLA.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on during the first half of a game against the UCLA Bruins on at the Rose Bowl on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Lincoln Riley can't seem to stay out of the coaching rumor mill.

He denied his interest in the LSU job on Saturday night, but he's now being connected to the USC opening.

Per Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and FOX, he wouldn't be surprised if USC tried reaching out to Riley to try and pry him away from Oklahoma.

This has the college football world talking up a storm as some people don't think he would have an interest in the school after denying LSU the night before.

Riley finished 10-2 this season as the Sooners head coach after they lost to Oklahoma State on Saturday night, 37-33.

They were in contention to be a dark horse for the College Football Playoff going into that contest but now, they virtually have no shot with a lot of better teams in front of them.

Riley has been with Oklahoma since 2017 and has amassed one of the best records as a coach since then. He's 55-10 overall and has won 9+ games each season.

He's also taken the Sooners to the CFP in three of his five seasons at the helm since he took over.

We'll have to see how he comments on this latest rumor when he speaks to the media.