Riley's Name Surfaces For OSU Job

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.


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  • by No quarter Location: Hyde on Dec 17, 2010 at 05:56 AM
    I'm actually a 12 year old kid. Don't you feel dumb.
  • by Tim Location: Kitty Hawk on Dec 16, 2010 at 05:13 PM
    Riley is clearly a great offensive coach that will not be at ECU long.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2010 at 05:00 PM
    Not sure who ECU played this past weekend to get good commits about the defense, please someone let me in on the secret game?
  • by DS1 on Dec 16, 2010 at 12:33 PM
    If anybody has the chance to leave Greenville, they should take it without hesitation! This place is a career killer!
  • by True Pirate Beat Maryland on Dec 16, 2010 at 12:03 PM
    If Lincoln does go, it says a heck of a lot about our school and where we are headed. Ruff got some commits on the defensive side of the ball this past weekend and he will continue to improve. I mean he has only been here a year, give him a break. And another question to all you haters on ECU's defense, are you out there busting your butt in practice and games every week?
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Dec 16, 2010 at 11:59 AM
    Clearly Anonymous at 2:50 has alzheimers from the seasons past when ECU beat VT and WVU, and also held the highly praized Arkansas QB Ryan Mallet in check during the Liberty Bowl last year. Our defense won us 2 C-USA championships in a row when our offense could barely muster 17 points a game. Some people are just ignorant of reality. By the way, did ECU win more than the 3 games they were predicted to win this year? If they didn't would Lincoln even be considered for this OC position?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2010 at 11:50 AM
    bye bye Lincoln! If offered the job he would be stupid not to take it, what is ecus football program without #17 going to be like next year and #4 leaves next year to! Don't think they will have a defense because ecu never has had a good defense,even the 11-1 peach bowl team of 91 was a bend don't break type of defense!
  • by to Bubba on Dec 16, 2010 at 11:11 AM
    yeah and they could probably beat ECU
  • by Bubba Location: yep on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:18 AM
    Hope he stays, I also heard he may go coach the girl football Team at elon.
  • by Skip Location: Tampa on Dec 16, 2010 at 09:53 AM
    Please no "Purple" Tweet references!
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