UPDATED: OU regents approve 5-year contract for Lincoln Riley worth $3.1 million his first season

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma identified Lincoln Riley as the future to its football program. Tuesday, the university settled on how it would reimburse the young star for carrying that weight.

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents approved a five-year deal worth up to $3.5 million annually for the newly hired Sooner football coach, during the board’s meeting at the Oklahoma Hall of