Lincoln Riley…. The Next “Big Thing du Jour”

    Lincoln Riley
    BobLee
    December29/ 2015

    Lincoln Riley…. The Next “Big Thing du Jour” in BTCF.

    Quick send out an APB (All Points Bulletin) to every Fat Cat at every sleeping giant in Power Five World.  Oklahoma OC Lincoln Riley is officially “THE Next We Gotta Go Get Him” in Big Time College Football.

    Young Lincoln (32) is The Messiah …. The Annointed One …. He is Nicolae Carpathia in one of those Nike sideline jackets EVERYBODY wore this Fall.  The one with the stripe down the back.

    Hey, I Like Lincoln.  I’ve followed him since Ruff brought him with him from Lubbock to G-Vegas.  I wish him all the success and mega-$$$ that seem destined to be his very soon.  From the following article he is “my kinda guy” fer sure!

    He is without a doubt an Offensive Genius as his numbers at ECU and at OU verify.  No one knows if he can be a FB CEO at a Juggernaut / Juggernaut Wannabee; but we KNOW he can light up a scoreboard.  Can he select / oversee a staff of ambitious peers?  Can he deal with the media and politely tolerate insufferably insufferable Fat Cats so they will finance whatever the next recruiting bling is gonna be?  Can he “deal with non-football crap”?

    Who cares…. He’s boyishly handsome (because he IS, at 32, almost “a boy”) and he CAN light up a scoreboard…. Let’s Go Get Him for Good Ol’ WhattsMatta U. …. and, of course, Lincoln will certainly want to come to YOUR sleeping giant because you have (1) a Bell Tower …. (2) lots of pretty coeds …. (3) several goofy “traditions” …. and (4) getting semi-literate blue chippers admitted “won’t be a problem”…. wink, wink.

    Nicolae Carpathia ???

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    This quote from Lincoln Riley explains why he’s the hottest coaching commodity

    http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/lincoln-riley-oklahoma-sooners-offensive-coordinator-gives-some-of-his-credit-to-luck-122815

     

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is arguably the fastest rising star in college football coaching. The 32-year-old Texan has sparked the Sooners‘ run to the College Football Playoff in his first season under Bob Stoops after an impressive run as East Carolina’s offensive coordinator. Earlier this month, Riley won the Broyles Award, honoring the nation’s top assistant. Lincoln Riley

    Sources say he has bypassed at least a half-dozen coaching opportunities, including a couple of FBS head coaching jobs.

    On Monday, at the Orange Bowl media session, Riley was asked to comment on his fast rise in coaching. He explained that it had to do with being around “really, really good people” — good coaches and being raised by good parents, and he added that he’d also been lucky too.

    From there, I thought Riley gave a heck of an answer about exactly how luck has benefitted his career:

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    BobLee
    • Fozzy Reply
      4 years ago

      Has he learned how to run out a clock yet?

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        That mistake will haunt him forever at least East of I-95.

    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      Chip Kelly, the former thing du jour wonderkind is out as the Eagles coach.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Tuff Bizness.

    • fayettewuf Reply
      4 years ago

      A lot of brilliant coaches fizzle when the do not have the right blend of semi-literate blue chippers. I got to see Lincoln’s brilliant play calling when he had a quarterback who could make perfect throws to at least one receiver who could catch in heavy traffic. He might be that mythical coach who can create silk purses from sow’s ears but I will have to see his work when he has a average decision maker with an average arm at quarterback. Even so, I agree great DC’s and OC’s cannot necessarily build and run programs.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Detective Harry Callahan said “A man’s got to know his limitations” …. a successful coordinator is not automatically a qualified Head Coach. The average mouth-breathing board monkey (or blustering Fat Cat) will never understand the difference.

        • fayettewuf Reply
          4 years ago

          Successful OC’s and DC’s with one bunch or even two are not necessarily successful with all bunches. Any scheme can be countered if you have sufficient talent in uniform. As you say, Fat Cats and keyboard geniuses jump at the idea that somewhere out there is the magic coach.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            Back-up QBs and successful coordinators are always THE ANSWER for the L-Fringers.

            • fayettewuf
              4 years ago

              It is interesting how many otherwise intelligent fans never figure out that the DC’s and OC’s IQ is closely correlated with the talent level of the third string DL and OL

            • BobLee
              4 years ago

              You know my Rule about “only as good as your 3rd string OL”. Minimal injuries in their OL was a prime reason for UNC’s banner season.

    • Todd Lesley Reply
      4 years ago

      He has the look of an OC with that visor ala Larry Fedora and Lane Kiffin. Does he carry around a laminated play sheet ala Kiffin that looks like a Denny’s menu?

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        I’m sure LR has his quirky eccentricities like they all do. Rival fans of wherever he goes will exploit those quirky eccentricities like rival fans always do.

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