Report: South Carolina eyeing Lincoln Riley as next HC

The South Carolina Gamecocks head coaching job is easily one of the hottest in the nation right now. After Georgia hired what seemed to be their number one guy in Kirby Smart, it looks like the Gamecocks are going a different route for their head coaching position.

According to ESPN, the Gamecocks are looking to possibly bring in first-year Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley to replace Steve Spurrier. If this were to happen, Riley, 32, would be the youngest head coach in the FBS.

South Carolina would certainly benefit from Riley’s presence in Columbia. He has led the Sooners’ offense to be the third-highest scoring this season at 45.8 points per game, while leading them to a Big 12 championship and possibly a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Right now, this is all just speculation as the Gamecocks have also reportedly contacted Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp about the opening as well. Riley is considered an offensive guru after spending seven seasons under Mike Leach at Texas Tech and five seasons at ECU.

He was the offensive coordinator for both teams and effectively ran the Air Raid offense.

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