Lincoln Riley Is Getting Crushed For His Play-Calling vs. Texas

first_imgA closeup of Oklahoma Sooners coach Lincoln Riley pumping his fist.FORT WORTH, TX – OCTOBER 20: Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates after the Oklahoma Sooners scored against the TCU Horned Frogs in the fourth quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Oklahoma entered today’s Red River Showdown as a 10.5-point favorite. The Sooners lead Texas by just three early in the fourth quarter, and many are not thrilled with what they’re seeing from the Big 12 favorite today, and specifically head coach Lincoln Riley.There’ve been some good moments, to be sure. CeeDee Lamb’s absurd touchdown in the third quarter stands out, though that was more of a fantastic individual effort than anything else, though the trickery involved got him very open.OU has struggled to put Texas away though, and it has Sooner fans very bothered. Even Kyler Murray has expressed his displeasure with the game.Some of the ire from the Sooner faithful has been directed at Lincoln Riley. The young head coach is widely considered one of the brightest offensive minds in the country, and one who has hosted numerous NFL teams as they look to model their attacks more after Oklahoma’s dynamic offense.Everyone has off-days, and Riley is not immune, though.Is this the worst offensive performance in Lincoln Riley’s career?— George Stoia III (@GeorgeStoia) October 12, 2019Hey Lincoln Riley, I love you, but…— Kevin (@kevinmick) October 12, 2019Is this going to be one of the first “WTF Lincoln Riley?” Games?He’s called very few duds. Impeccable resume.But not so today.— TreonGuy05 (@TreonGuy05) October 12, 2019I don’t wanna hear Lincoln Riley he could’ve called it better in the post game. Be smart NOW!— Antwan Henderson (@ibtwan) October 12, 2019Lamb’s heroics and an impressive defensive performance may very well be enough for Oklahoma to get revenge for last year’s Red River Showdown loss, a 48-45 shootout. Riley does deserve credit for addressing the very dreadful defense of the last few years with the addition of Alex Grinch from the Ohio State staff..This is a reminder that no coach is perfect. I’m sure there are still about 125 FBS programs that would take Riley tomorrow, even if the Sooners blow this one.last_img read more