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Sooners ready to move on from Ohio State; Quick hits from Lincoln Riley’s Tulane Press Conference

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley smiles as he answers a question during an NCAA college football media day in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. This is Riley's first season as head coach. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Sooners ready to move on from Ohio State; Quick hits from Lincoln Riley’s Tulane Press Conference

Lincoln Riley met with the media for his regular game week press conference prior to hosting Tulane on Saturday:

  • Injury updates:
    • Mark Andrews’ status is not 100% certain, but Riley “thinks” he will play this week.
    • Will Johnson is still “up in the air”.
    • Cody Ford will be evaluated throughout the week. He did not play in the second half against Ohio State.
  • Riley touched on Baker Mayfield’s planting of the flag. Says he “knew what he meant” by it and that it was nothing disrespectful.
  • Riley says that former head coach, Bob Stoops, is still a “huge part” of what they are doing. Mentions that the players love having him around.
  • On Parnell Motley’s second potential, Riley says that Motley would have had it if he was “smart enough to review it”.
  • Riley did mention that his trust in Abdul Adams is still “good” even after getting pulled after the fumble.
  • Before Riley moved on to Tulane, Riley said this: “It was a big game. It was an important game to win. We’re happy that we won it. But now we’ve all got to move on. Our team’s got to move on. Program’s got to move on. We’ve got a lot of ball left here, and (I’m) excited about the chance to play Tulane this week.”
  • Lastly, Baker Mayfield did open his portion of the press conference with an apology for the planting of the Oklahoma flag.

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