Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley receives contract extension, salary increase

    Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, right, talks with Oklahoma offensive lineman Ben Powers during an NCAA college football practice Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Davie, Fla. Oklahoma plays Alabama in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    The University of Oklahoma announced coach Lincoln Riley has agreed in principle to a contract extension.

    Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but they will be finalized and subject to approval by the OU Board of Regents.

    The extension will include a salary increase, according to the university.

    "We felt it important to extend and amend Lincoln's contract at this time as we want him at the University of Oklahoma for a long time," said OU President Jim Gallogly in a statement. "He is a great coach and role model for our student-athletes. His record of success speaks for itself.

    "Lincoln is also the right representative for our university in such a high-profile position. I am proud to work with him and anxious to support him as he takes our program into the future."

    Riley just finished his second season at Oklahoma. He has a record of 24-4 as a head coach and won two Big 12 championships. He's led the Sooners to back-to-back College Football Playoff apearanaces and coach two-consecutive Heisman Trophy winners.

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