Latest Lincoln Riley News

USC lands All-American WR Jordan Addison from Pitt

May. 19, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-American receiver Jordan Addison is transferring from Pitt to Southern California. The Biletnikoff Award winner announced his decision Thursday on social media, ending weeks of speculation on where the top receiver in college football will play this season. ...

Big 12 players expected to have impact seasons in 2022

Apr. 26, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

Some Big 12 Conference players to watch next season: BAYLOR: Redshirt sophomore Lorando Johnson, a former four-star recruit known as “Snaxx,” is expected to take over the hybrid linebacker-defensive back spot in the Bears defense. Jalen Pitre was the Big 12 defensive player of...

3 new coaches and lot of new QBs in the Big 12

Apr. 26, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

There are three new head coaches in the Big 12 and there will be a few new starting quarterbacks when the season kicks off in September. Only Oklahoma has both. More than 75,000 fans showed up over the weekend for Oklahoma’s spring game, less than five months after the sudden...

Multiple Pac-12 schools facing quarterback competitions

Apr. 26, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

Arizona has two quarterbacks who split time last year, added a transfer from another Pac-12 school and has a freshman who has been turning heads. The Wildcats have a frontrunner to be the starter but the first game is still more than four months away, so no reason to make any...

Lincoln Riley feels momentum gathering for USC in spring

Apr. 23, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a coach charged with the monumental task of raising a prestigious college football program from its lowest depths in three decades, Lincoln Riley looked quite content after Southern California's spring game. Running out of the historic Coliseum tunnel in...

Venables looks to take Oklahoma program 'from good to great'

Apr. 23, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables respects what the Sooners have accomplished in recent years, but he believes they can be even better. Lincoln Riley compiled a 55-10 record in five seasons before leaving to become head coach at Southern California....

Oklahoma QB Gabriel adjusts after transferring from UCF

Apr. 21, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel won’t let a higher profile or fancy new surroundings change his low-key approach. He has had plenty of success as a college quarterback -- he passed for more than 8,000 yards and 70 touchdowns at Central Florida while leading some of the...

Saban: Current state of college football not 'sustainable'

Apr. 13, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban's willingness to adapt and often be a catalyst for change in college football, both on the field and off, has propelled Alabama to six national championships in 13 seasons. The 70-year-old coach is confident his program will continue to thrive...

USC assistant football coach Dave Nichol dies at 45

Mar. 25, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California assistant football coach Dave Nichol died Friday in McKinney, Texas. He was 45. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Nichol had cancer. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the cause of death...

Caleb Williams gets to work after move from Oklahoma to USC

Mar. 23, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caleb Williams missed the entrance to work on the first day of his new job at Southern California. He jogged out of the John McKay Center and headed the wrong way down McClintock Avenue before he got pointed to the right door for practice at Howard Jones Field. ...