Greenville - Early Wednesday evening news broke that Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen has been hired for the same position at West Virginia next season.
Newspapers in Oklahoma have already begun to speculate on candidates to replace Holgorsen and alongside former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach and former Red Raiders quarterback Kliff Kingsbury is current ECU offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley.
Like Kingsbury and Leach, the first year ECU assistant is also a former Texas Tech Red Raider.
Oklahoma State currently leads the nation in total offense racking up 537 yards a game and it would seem a guy like Lincoln Riley would be a perfect fit.
The Pirates are 22nd nationally in total offense and while coach Riley seemed surprised that his name surfaced for a new job, he did say it's a testament to the direction the Pirates are headed.
"It's flattering for the staff because it's just like a guy getting all conference or somebody getting an MVP," said Riley. "It means we're doing some good things here."
Riley and the rest of the Pirates will continue to prepare for the December 29th Military Bowl against Maryland.