Lincoln Riley wins Broyles Award as top assistant coach

To say that the Oklahoma Sooners’ offense has turned things around and is looking like its old self would be an understatement. One of the big reasons their offense has been so prolific is because of first-year offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley.

Head coah Bob Stoops brought Riley in from East Carolina over the summer and he has done a phenomenal job with the Sooners. He helped them go from 36.4 points per game last year to 45.8 this year which was good enough to earn him the Broyles Award which honors the nation’s top assistant coach.

2015 #BroylesAward Winner:
Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley)
Offensive Coordinator
Oklahoma@OU_Athletics @OU_Football pic.twitter.com/EMUubzWjFR

— BROYLES AWARD (@BroylesAward) December 8, 2015

At just 32 years of age, Riley is the youngest person to ever win the award and it has garnered him attention for possible head coaching positions across the country.

Lincoln Riley of @OU_Football is the youngest winner in #BroylesAward history.

— BROYLES AWARD (@BroylesAward) December 8, 2015

It is worth mentioning that last year’s winner, Tom Herman, formerly the offensive coordinator at Ohio State, became the head coach at Houston. He also led the Buckeyes’ offense to the national championship, which I’m sure Sooner fans would be happy to do this year.

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