Lincoln Riley shuts down LSU speculation, says he's committed to Oklahoma


Lincoln Riley said he wouldn't be the next LSU coach.

Lincoln Riley made it clear that he wouldn't be the next LSU head coach. (0:27)

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Lincoln Riley remained steadfast in his commitment to the Sooners despite the possibility that he could leave for LSU.

Riley said he wouldn't be the next head coach at LSU.

His announcement came moments after the Sooners were eliminated from Big 12 title contention with the loss in Bedlam, ending a streak of six consecutive conference titles.

Riley was asked if he needed to have a better understanding of what the future of the Oklahoma athletic department looked like.

Riley said there were no concerns about the administration, the AD or the president. We've been through a lot. This isn't the first rodeo we've done together. All that's changing on the college landscape and we always have conversations about the future.

At some point, we will transition into a new conference. We will always have those conversations, no matter what. All of us are trying to make this place better, make this program better, and so you don't do that without talking to each other. We're going to continue to do that. We're going to keep working well together.

In the five seasons since he took over, Oklahoma has finished no lower than seventh in the final AP poll.

LSU announced last month that it would part ways with coach Ed Orgeron at the end of the season. In the early hours of Saturday, he said he wouldn't be the coach of the team in the bowl game.