Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley on Cleveland Browns rumors: Don’t have ‘itch right now’
For most coaches, the chance to work at the professional level is a dream. For Oklahoma Sooners football coach Lincoln Riley, such a move isn't in sight.
At least not "right now."
With the Browns firing head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley on Monday, Riley was immediately linked to the Cleveland job, in part due to the presence of starting quarterback and former Sooner Baker Mayfield. He then dismissed the idea
"The truth is for me, I love Oklahoma. I love coaching here," Riley said in a news conference. "I love coaching college football. I certainly don't have that itch right now."
So you're saying there's a chance?
"I don't know that I ever will," Riley continued. "But I'm never going to be a guy that stands up here and says 'no way, no how' with any of these things ever happening. I don't know that. But I know right now I could care less about the NFL."
Riley coached Mayfield for three seasons in college: two as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and one as head coach. During their time together, Mayfield completed 69.8 percent of his passes for 12,292 yards, 119 touchdowns and just 21 interceptions. Oklahoma was 34-6 in those three seasons.
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