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South Carolina Wants To Talk With Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley

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Well...here we go. This is something that we all knew was going to happen sooner or later. ESPN is reporting that Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is in the mix to fill their vacant head coaching position. According to the report, the Gamecocks have intentions on speaking with Riley but there's no time frame as to when that would happen.

Riley and quarterback Baker Mayfield have been the two biggest additions to Oklahoma's offense this season, and the duo have helped spark Oklahoma's run to the Big 12 title and into the playoffs. The Sooners are currently third nationally in scoring with an average of 45.8 points scored per game.

While it's not really surprising that Riley's name is going to be linked with various coaching searches, North Texas rumors were swirling just a month or so ago, the timing couldn't come at a worse time. The Sooners are waiting to see who their opponent will be in the college football playoff and then will begin preparations to compete for their 8th national championship. The last thing you want to see happen is the distraction of a coaching search.

Auburn's Will Muschamp is another name that has been thrown into the mix for the South Carolina job. I say since the Tigers don't really have anything important going on right now then USC should start there and see where that interview may lead them.