New Deal Makes Lincoln Riley The Highest Paid Coach In The Big 12

The University of Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley have agreed to a new six-year deal that includes a two-year extension. Originally reported by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman, the new deal, that was actually finalized back in February, makes Riley the highest paid football coach in the Big 12.

The new contract was approved Thursday by the university’s Board of Regents and makes Riley one of the top six highest-paid coaches in all of college football. Specifics of the contract we’re disclosed but Riley made around $6.38 as the second highest-paid coach in the Big 12 in 2019.

Riley is 36-6 through his first three seasons as Oklahoma’s head coach, with three Big 12 championships and three College Football Playoff appearances. He took a pay reduction for the 2020 season so the new contract won’t begin until the 2021 football season.

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