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Lincoln Riley’s departure ‘blindsided’ Oklahoma players, coaches, team captain says – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-11-29 11:19:27 –

Norman, Oklahoma — The fallout of Lincoln Riley’s departure from Oklahoma continued on Monday as one of the team captains. Open about the status of Sooner Scoop..

Team captain Isaiah Thomas from Tulsa elaborated on Riley’s meeting with the players on Sunday. Departure after the team lost to Oklahoma 37-33 on Saturday..

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“It really blinded us all, including the coach,” says Thomas.

“To be honest, it hurts a little because Director Riley portrayed himself in the media saying,” I know where I belong. ” “

Riley said he wasn’t working as a head coach at LSU on Saturday before the transfer to USC was announced.

He’s heading to Pac-12, but the takeover in Oklahoma will head to the SEC in 2025.

Thomas says Riley told the player that USC’s work was an opportunity he couldn’t miss.

“Overall, you have to understand and respect [his decision] I’ll do my best to me and my family as if I were in the NFL and one team offered me this and another team offered me $ 10 million in the same position. “Thomas says.

“I’m not angry with anything [Riley] How he did it, it only surprised us. “

Thomas says he thanked Riley and the opportunity he had given him during his four years at the OU.

He has 16.5 bags and has all finished his college career under Riley.

Former Sooners coach Bob Stoops will be joining the team’s bowl game as he may be out of the College Football Playoff photo after missing a Big 12 Championship match.

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