NORMAN, Oklahoma - OU announced Tuesday afternoon that they've reached an agreement in principle with head football coach Lincoln Riley to extend his contract and raise his salary.

The terms of the contract are being finalized and will be subject to approval by the OU Board of Regents, which meets later this month. 

"We felt it important to extend and amend Lincoln's contract at this time as we want him at the University of Oklahoma for a long time," said OU President James Gallogly. "He is a great coach and role model for our student-athletes. His record of success speaks for itself."

"Lincoln is also the right representative for our university in such a high-profile position. I am proud to work with him and anxious to support him as he takes our program into the future," Gallogly continued. 


Riley has been head coach for two seasons, winning the Big 12 Championship both times. He's also produced two Heisman Trophy winners. He was the 2018 Co-Big 12 Coach of the Year.