Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley Reacts To Nick Saban's Scheduling Proposal
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After his team's domination of New Mexico State 62-10 on Saturday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was asked about the Crimson Tide's scheduling and offered up these thoughts. Here was Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley's reaction to those thoughts, per 247Sports...

“Well, there’s a lot to it,” Riley said Monday afternoon at his weekly press conference. “It’s not as simple as that because we don’t all play the same amount of conference games. We don’t all have the top two teams in the league playing a conference championship. So I don’t know that I totally agree. I’ve said before I’ve been at the East Carolina’s, you know, where that’s such a huge game for your athletic department, your city, your fan base, your players. You get to play at places that without that you wouldn’t be able to and have a chance to beat teams like that. And then even a game like the other night, for us, if we play well, the reward of being able to play so many players, especially with this four-game rule, getting a chance to look at guys.


“Oh, I think everybody in sports, not just for that game, but everybody loves an underdog win,” Riley said. “And, I mean, it brings back memories of being at like East Carolina and winning some of the games we did there. Some of the most memorable games I’ll ever have were winning against teams that we had no business winning against, and I think we got five of them when we were there. And so those are special, so really cool for Georgia State and other teams that get a chance to go do that, Appalachian State obviously several years ago. There’s been many, but it’s a cool thing.
(The Spun)
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I think Riley is right, but it also means you are going to have fans leave at halftime because the game is boring. So it also makes sense to be able to schedule better programs.
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In other words: "every time we play an SEC team we get our asses handed to us".
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Saban is just trying to justify themselves for having a weak ooc schedule every year
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Does he have the world’s worst case of ADHD or what? I read it twice and was more confused the second time I read it.
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No, but I think you do.
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Smart circle jerk there hombre
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Blah, bub, blah, bub, blah
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He said absolutely nothing
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That was two paragraphs of nothing.
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