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Oklahoma Signs Coach Lincoln Riley To A 5-Year Contract

Riley’s ascension into new tax brackets over the last three years is unbelievable.

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Lincoln Riley just keeps signing massive contracts. In May, Riley received a contract extension that would keep him in Norman until 2019, and gave him a nice little raise to $1.3 million as the Sooner’s offensive coordinator. A little more than a month later though, and Riley has nearly tripled his income.  It is being reported that Riley will make $3.1 million in his first year as head coach in a 5-year contract that averages $3.5 million per year.

That means, over the last three years, Riley has gone from making $250,000 a year as offensive coordinator at ECU, to $500,000 his first year at Oklahoma in 2015, to $900,000 last season, to $1.3 million in May, to now $3.1 million per year with a $200,000 annual raise. Which means, Lincoln Riley is now making over 10 times what he was making less than three years ago. Incredible.

Riley’s latest pay bump is enough to make him the 33rd highest paid coach in the country according to USA Today’s list of college football coaches salaries.

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