According to reports from the University of Oklahoma’s June Board of Regents meeting, Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley has agreed to a new deal with OU (his first as a head coach). Riley will reportedly make $3.1 million in his first season, and his salary will average out to $3.5 million over five years.
Riley's deal is for 5 years. Starts at $3.1 million per season.— John Shinn (@john_shinn) June 20, 2017
#OU & new HC Lincoln Riley agree to a 5-year deal. It's for an average of $3.5 million per year. This deal is fully guaranteed, per source.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 20, 2017
Acording to John Shinn of SoonerScoop.com, other coaching salaries have also been finalized. Ruffin McNeal will reportedly make $560k, while offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh will now earn $535k after a $110k raise. I think most of you are aware of how highly I think of Coach Bedenbaugh, so you can sense my enthusiasm when I say that this raise is well deserved. He’s a phenomenal coach and recruiter, and Lincoln Riley needs to keep him in Norman for as long as he can!
Additionally, running backs coach Jay Boulware earned a raise of 55k to bump his salary up to $400k. That man recruits the running back position as well as anyone in the country, so he certainly deserves a bump in compensation as well.
Finally, Bob Stoops will reportedly make $325k annually in his new role within the athletic department.
Bob Stoops will be making $325,000 in his new role as Special Assistant to the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) June 20, 2017