The Riley Files, Episode 9: Lincoln Riley’s coaching staffs at Oklahoma and USC

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The hire of Lincoln Riley by USC invited an obvious question in those first few frenzied hours on Sunday afternoon, November 28, 2021: Which assistants would Riley take from Norman to Los Angeles?

He took several of them, but a few of them stayed at Oklahoma.

OU and USC fans have surely wondered in recent months: Which school got the better end of the deal? Oklahoma fans did not like some of Lincoln Riley’s assistants, but they liked others. Some assistants drew mixed verdicts and reactions.

This leads to a follow-up question: Did Oklahoma gain by losing any of Lincoln Riley’s assistants? Is this an “addition by subtraction” situation?

There’s a lot to discuss here. Get some insights on The Riley Files from Oklahoma insider Kegan Reneau on Alex Grinch, Roy Manning, Bennie Wylie, Bill Bedenbaugh, and other coaches who are part of this particular story. We examine Lincoln Riley’s USC staff, and how it compares to what he had at Oklahoma.

Ian Hest produced the show, as our 12-part series continues:

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire