Lincoln Riley continues to haunt the Oklahoma Sooners, as the TCU Horned Frogs defeated them with the help of his brother, offensive coordinator Garrett Riley.
The coaching carousel in college football was a wild ride, as some of the top names were on the move. One of those names was Lincoln Riley, who left the Oklahoma Sooners to take the head coaching job at USC. There was no love lost for Riley from the Sooners, after he left the program. Even though Riley is no longer their head coach, the Sooners were dealt another tough “L.”
On Saturday, Oklahoma got pummeled by the TCU Horned Frogs, losing 55-24. The Horned Frogs offense put up those 55 points and 668 yards of total offense. The offensive coordinator who came up with their plan of attack was Garrett Riley.
Yes, Garrett Riley. The younger brother of Lincoln.
Garrett Riley destroys Oklahoma for older brother Lincoln
As if the loss could not get any worse for the Sooners.
Prior to joining the Horned Frogs, Riley was the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for the SMU Mustangs. Last year, the Mustangs, led by Riley, averaged 466.8 yards of offense (13th in nation) and 38.4 points (10th in nation) per game, via Sports Reference. As you can see, Garrett knows how to coach an offense, and the production of the Horned Frogs on Saturday should not come as a shock.
That, and it showed that even though head coach Brent Venables was an acclaimed defensive coordinator for the Clemson Tigers, the Sooners defense is still an issue.
TCU took a commanding 41-17 lead in the first half. Quarterback Max Duggan threw three touchdown passes and ran for a 67-yard score. Kendre Miller and Emari Demercado also ran for touchdowns of their own.
The total numbers of offensive yards the Horned Frogs put up in the first half? 479 yards!
In the span of one year, a Riley left Oklahoma for another program and another Riley left with a W for TCU. That’s rough.