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Lincoln Riley: ‘I’m not going to be the next coach at LSU’

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Lincoln Riley made it clear — he will not be heading to Baton Rouge.

“I’m not going to be the next head coach at LSU,” he said after the Sooners’ loss to the Cowboys on Saturday night. “Next question.”

In his fifth season as the head coach of Oklahoma, Riley told reporters he is staying in Norman.

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Riley was a rumored candidate for the vacancy in Baton Rouge to replace Ed Orgeron.

The job has been open and LSU has been on the hunt to fill the position since mid-October whenOrgeron and the program reached an agreement for the head coach not to return next season.

But in his last game with the team, Orgeron left LSU an improbable winner Saturday night. The Tigers (6-6, 3-5 SEC) got bowl eligible with the victory, but Orgeron will not coach the bowl game should LSU get a bid, OutKick’s Glenn Guilbeau reports.

OutKick’s Trey Wallace reports that as the coaching carousel has been wild this season with major openings around the country, but Mark Stoops made it clear that he plans on being the head coach at Kentucky.

Baton Rouge may be been stunned by Riley’s comments after the game that he isn’t a candidate for their job, but is Bill Napier now an option for the LSU program? Iowa State’s Matt Campbell?


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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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