Have some cheese with that whine.

Lincoln Riley wants you to know he strongly objected to Dave Aranda calling a time out with three seconds left in the game to kick a field goal with Baylor already up by ten on Oklahoma.  Strongly:

“I know why Dave tried to kick the field goal. I don’t agree with it. And I still think above all else, there’s a code of sportsmanship that I believe in. I wouldn’t have done it. But that’s his decision, that’s his football team. How the officials don’t enforce a 15-yard penalty when you probably got 5,000 people on the field is unbelievable to me. It is what it is. That’s his decision. That’s the officials’ decision. I don’t agree with it.”

Did I mention he strongly objected?

Riley said he saw OU linebacker David Ugwoegbu “just get bum-rushed by three guys” and sent Oklahoma’s team to the locker room during the delay. He said he considered telling all the players to leave without having any on the field for a final play.

“I did tell them that, and I don’t know, maybe I should have done it,” Riley said. “You know, I just I don’t believe this situation was handled well by a lot of people. Doing it with class is important to me. And at the end of the day, that’s why we decided to bring 11 guys out even though deep down I damn sure didn’t want to.”

Class?  In college football?  Is that still a thing?

After the game, Aranda said he thought Riley was “upset”.  Well, it’s certainly a convenient way to deflect from his team losing a game that knocked them out of CFP consideration.

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21 responses to “Have some cheese with that whine.

  1. Lincoln Riley runs up the score on mismatched opponents … our guys who are playing deserve to try to score just like the starters.

    Lincoln Riley when his team is a lame duck in their conference … Baylor is classless for kicking a field goal in what is likely the last game Baylor will host OU.

    Riley is imminently unlikable and probably should catch a whole lot more flak for his failures in big games than he does.

    Hey, Lincoln, you and your team have played with fire all season long. It’s best that you lose now than to get your pants pulled down again on a playoff stage.

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    • Remember the Quincy

      I hate when a coach bitches about something the other coach did. And I agree…he is a media darling who, somehow, never gets criticized the way Kirby has for “losing the big game.”

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  2. Remember the Quincy

    This from the coach who continually trotted the flag planting, crotch grabbing, over celebrating Baker Mayfield out there game after game. Lincoln Riley wants to make sure everybody but himself and his own team is classy.

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  3. rigger92

    It’d be a real shame if that 3 points sends Baylor to the championship game over OK in their tie breaker.

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  4. Is the ink dry on the contracts yet, or a refund policy for returning OU and Texas to the B12? Hey..we’ll even throw in Mizzou and Vandy as a penalty!

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  5. The best thing you can do after losing a game like that is take the L and STFU. Whining about the unpardonable sin of the other team trying to score points is some Mullen-level bullshit.

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  6. akascuba

    I’m looking forward to the welcome coach Lincoln never won a playoff game Riley gets in the SEC. Who knows who’ll have replaced Sark at UT by then.

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  7. uga97

    Lincoln. tie breaker rule in b12. End of story.

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  8. Russ

    Piss on Lincoln Riley’s feelings.

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  9. TEXBaller

    If OU plays a Big12 schedule next year, may God have mercy on Baylor in Norman!

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  10. archiecreek

    Bout like a chicken shit coach calling a timeout with 4 seconds left to score a meaningless touchdown to make the score 13-30 instead of 6-30!!
    Course that chicken shit coach was a media darling until the Karma gods demanded payback, and his team lost the next two games to ruin his season.
    But,
    on a good note…
    the north ave. trade school lost yesterday!!

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  11. Ran A

    Should add some sauce when he is coaching LSU and Oklahoma comes to town in a couple of years. Of course there are rumors about Riley and LSU too… LOL…

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  12. Nil Butron is a Pud

    Other than that Lincoln, how was the game?

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  13. Anon

    That’s sounds like the Calhoun HS coach years ago who ran up the score on inferior opponents for 10 years. He then went down to play a Trevor Lawrence led Cartersville team and got absolutely curbstomped. All the Calhoun coach could do was complain he felt like the score was run up. Lincoln did same.

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  14. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    What happened at Baylor became inevitable when the “committee” publicly started making “style points” (I.e. how much you won by) the main differential used to evaluate teams and sportsmanship be damned. This playoff and the way teams are selected is ruining college football. There is only one team (so far) worthy of being the champion and only one other team worthy of playing them in a “championship game.” That game is being played in two weeks and it’s called the SEC Championship Game. After that the AP should just crown the winner as the champion and be done with it. The Senator has said many times that most years there are really only 2 teams that ought to play for a natty. This year is the poster child for that.

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  15. I’d love to just pile on and call Lincoln a whiner but, to be fair, the officiating in that game was atrocious.

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  16. Geezus

    He did have a point about the 15 yard penalty for fans on the field, but I don’t know that it would’ve impacted the kick.

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  17. 123 Fake St

    I watched the dog and noticed the refs just stood there with their thumbs hidden in their butts. No play clock was put up and no time out was called.
    And then they wanted OU to come back on the field?

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