Everyone had the same response to Oklahoma president's comments about Lincoln Riley leaving for USC
University of Oklahoma president Joe Harroz might want a redo of comments he made on Monday following Lincoln Riley’s hiring at USC.
During a press conference, Harroz stated that he and athletic director Joe Castiglione had discussed a contract extension for the now-former Sooners head coach. That obviously didn’t happen as Riley departed Norman for Los Angeles in a move that caught both men off guard.
“(W)e would have like more notice,” Harroz added.
That, of course, called to mind Oklahoma’s announcement during the summer that it was leaving the Big 12 with Texas to join the SEC in 2025 and had been in secret talks to do so for over a year. The official announcement came just days after initial reports of the move were broken by the Houston Chronicle, ultimately leading Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby to deem it a “personal betrayal” on the part of the 2 universities.
Naturally, everyone on social media had the same reaction to Harroz’s quote:
The irony… https://t.co/3eExHTZMi0
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) November 29, 2021
The remaining Big 12 schools: “Us too.” https://t.co/C8RQewFgkL
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) November 29, 2021
An all-timer of a quote. The Big 12 found out Oklahoma was leaving via the Houston Chronicle. https://t.co/hYncDl5Xnc
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) November 29, 2021
It’s like raaaaaaaaaiiiiiin on your wedding day! https://t.co/FqOQkxquC1
— Carlton Ness ? (@NessAgEd) November 29, 2021
Yeah the Big12 would’ve liked one too. #Karma https://t.co/cHg0LHdEN9
— Corbin Blair (@okstate12) November 29, 2021
So did the Big 12, Joe Harroz. No one cares what you would’ve liked….He may still be at Oklahoma if you don’t make move to SEC, where you can celebrate being middle of the pack
— Mike McGraw (@MikeMmmcgra) November 29, 2021
About the amount of notice they were planning on giving the Big 12 before getting caught sneaking around? Karma
— Adam (@Mshot360) November 29, 2021
OU deserves everything coming at them. Karma! Ask Bowlsby how OU worked with the Big 12 on there decision to leave. Let’s see getting millions but lose coach, lose bedlam game, lose respect with other schools in Big 12 plus others, sign deal with devil (Texas). Hope u enjoy the $
— William Thompson (@wi_thompson) November 29, 2021
Gosh that’s too bad! How’s it feel? I hope every recruit decommits and every coach leaves you. You ditched the Big XII at preseason presser and he ditched you two weeks before signing day! Karma has truly reared her head and hit a bullseye on the upside down OU
— Keith Schrage (@KeithSchrage) November 29, 2021
The Big 12 probably would've liked more notice as well… pic.twitter.com/YMFlVIr6z5
— WG (@NvictusManeo) November 29, 2021
That’s tough. Having someone lead you to believe they’re committed to your organization and then you find out they’ve been making back room deals all the while and are leaving. Thoughts snd prayers ou, how could someone do such a thing?
— KAaron Rodgers MD (@Christi86833330) November 29, 2021