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Lincoln Riley is ‘excited’ About the SEC Move, But Concerned With the Present

Lincoln Riley is ‘excited’ About the SEC Move, But Concerned With the Present

NORMAN — It’s now just a matter of when, not if.

The Oklahoma Sooners are headed to the SEC, and Lincoln Riley said he’s juiced for the move to OU’s new conference.

“It’s going to be exciting,” Riley said during Oklahoma’s annual Media Day press conference on Thursday. “I think it’s going to be a positive thing for this University and for our athletic department, our athletes and coaches, everybody.”

But regardless of the future move, Riley said the team isn’t going to be talking about it past Thursday’s press conferences, as the goal this season is to win a National Championship, and that road will travel through the Big 12.

“I guess for me it’s tempered because of the task at hand… Sure it’ll be great when it happens, but it doesn’t matter for right now. Right now, we’re a member of the Big 12,” Riley said. “Honestly any excitement or personal feelings that I have are really overshadowed by, we have a job to do right now.”


To read the complete story, please visit https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/football/lincoln-riley-is-excited-about-the-sec-move-but-concerned-with-the-present.

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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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