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Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: Lincoln Riley writes column for The Players’ Tribune

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Oklahoma’s head coach talks about his path, his mentors and the future.

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Happy hump day, Sooner fans!

Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley decided to write a column for The Players’ Tribune in which he explains the path to his current gig and the task that lies ahead. He makes a point to mention what he’s taken from each of his mentors, including the people skills taken from Mike Leach (who apparently once answered a call from someone with a wrong number and ended up speaking to the person for 90 minutes) and an important life lesson learned from Bob Stoops’ reaction to the 2015 SAE video. It really is a fantastic read, and I’m now even more convinced than ever that we have the right guy leading the program.

Without further ado, here are the links!

OU Links

National Links

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