LSU fans melt down after Lincoln Riley takes USC job
Lincoln Riley put the stop to any talk of him being the LSU coach late Saturday night, and now it seems he’s headed to Southern Cal.
LSU fans are now faced with the apparent reality that the Tigers will not have Jimbo Fisher, Billy Napier or Lincoln Riley as their coach next season despite plenty of rumors about them in recent weeks.
As the coaching carousel now shifts to Oklahoma having an apparent opening, Athletics Director Scott Woodward’s pursuit of a coach to replace Ed Orgeron becomes especially interesting.
The news did not sit well with LSU fans.
Here’s a sampling of the reaction:
“Jimbo Fisher said no. Lincoln Riley chose USC and Billy Napier didn’t even get a sniff so he headed to UF.
“Let’s go live to Scott Woodward’s office at LSU.” pic.twitter.com/BGa0lI8cIB
— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) November 28, 2021
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) November 28, 2021
So if Lincoln Riley not coming to LSU who is Scott Woodward getting 🤔🤔🤔
— Kaevyon Mckeel (@cockygentleman7) November 28, 2021
Scott Woodward always hits the home-run lol. Imagine losing Lincoln Riley to USC if you’re LSU hahaha https://t.co/3Is55ioG3S
— Ben Carlisle (@BCarlisle37) November 28, 2021
Never believed Riley was coming to LSU. Just hope Woodward is actually keeping things close to his chest and didn’t get burned chasing him.
— 🐬🕊 (@ZeroDark_35V) November 28, 2021
Lincoln Riley turning down LSU for USC is next level funny
— Caitlin (@caitnoelleault) November 28, 2021
Lincoln Riley just settled the nearly two-decade-long USC/LSU debate.
— Michael Schwartz (@MikeMSchwartz) November 28, 2021
All the “Riley to LSU” people right now: 🤡🎪
— Austin MacDonald (@AustinMacD97) November 28, 2021
Lincoln Riley’s move to USC will always be viewed as him bailing out of facing the SEC, whether it was at LSU or OU.
— Bob Ballou (@BobBallouSports) November 28, 2021
Lincoln Riley said oh we going to the SEC imma head out 😂
— Money Making Ron (@ronfresh88) November 28, 2021
SCREAMINGGG lincoln riley aint shit. he said i’m not going to be the new coach at LSU bc his ass is going to USC 😭
— jasmine 🧚🏾♂️ (@jasminemmonet) November 28, 2021
Ik Lincoln Riley was leaving after his LSU lie. These coaches are predictable. And he’s still a fraud
— Cozy🐍Altidore (@clicquotvision) November 28, 2021
LSU bout to call Coach O again. Lincoln Riley pulled the old slight of hand pic.twitter.com/pGMyu50rjI
— Tyler Head (@TylerHead18) November 28, 2021
Lincoln Riley said he not going to LSU. But not because he’s stay at Oklahoma but because he’s going to USC 😭😭😭😭😭🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Mac and Clink we Trust (@Always_GOBLUE) November 28, 2021
I know lsu fans sad they “ thought “ they had Lincoln Riley 😂😂😂😂😂😂 I’m crying they really thought they had him 😂😂😂
— Jatrell Marks (@icyyk1ng) November 28, 2021