Barry Switzer is a head coach legend and thinks highly of current Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley.
The Oklahoma Sooners know what it’s like to have great head coaches. From legends like Barry Switzer and Bob Stoops to current managerial prodigies like Lincoln Riley, the Sooners have been led by some phenomenal football minds.
On Saturday morning during FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff, Switzer joined the broadcast team to chat about what makes Riley such a great head coach. Unsurprisingly, much of Switzer’s statement surrounded what Riley does with the Oklahoma offense.
“Lincoln Riley has three guys starting out in professional football. He has two Heisman winners and a runner-up. He has a guy competing for him right now. Lincoln Riley has the opportunity to draft the best quarterbacks in the country every year because he works with them every day, he plans the game, he watches movies, he spends all his time with the quarterback, ”Switzer said.
As he points out, Oklahoma and Riley help provide the perfect spot for anyone on offense, but that’s particularly true for the quarterback.
“What quarterback wouldn’t want to have that relationship with the head coach who orders the plays and runs the offense? I think he has the perfect situation for any quarterback in the country. Offensively we will always be good, ”explained Switzer.
Oklahoma legend Barry Switzer has high praise for current Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley
While he hasn’t overseen the program for a long time, Riley has been very successful during his time as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners. And, as Switzer points out, the Sooners have thrived offensively and will always be good on offense.
Much of Oklahoma’s overall success is due to the offense that Riley has designed and orchestrated. The Sooners can score points at will and can score anyone. While their defense needs some work, OU’s offense can always keep the Sooners in position to compete for a championship.
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