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Oklahoma Sooners Football—Replacing a Legend: Lincoln Riley Faces Pressure and Possibility

How can Riley live up to expectations and his predecessor?

It’s going to take a long time — maybe a few months, maybe several years — before Oklahoma Sooners fans think “Lincoln Riley” when they think “OU head coach.” Bob Stoops, it seemed, was going to be around forever, a never-ending presence like James Bond movies or the state fair.

Sure, the term “coach in waiting” had