The University of Oklahoma regents made Lincoln Riley one of the 10 highest paid college football coaches Wednesday and bumped his 2019 salary to $ 6 million.
Riley made $ 4.8 million last year.
On top of $ 6 million, Riley will receive an annual $ 700,000 stay bonus each year he stays with the Sooners, in addition to $ 150,000 in annual shocks throughout the 2023 season.
The school will also play Riley an additional $ 1 million if he stays in Oklahoma earlier April 1, 2021. Riley can also net up to $ 750,000 annually in performance bonuses.
According to US daily database, Riley's salary matches Dan Mullen with Florida in ninth place and is $ 500,000 more than Texas rival Tom Herman. The database lists Alabama's Nick Saban No. 1
Riley chose to stay with the Sooners despite receiving overtures from the NFL after leading Oklahoma to back-to-back College Football Playoff appearances in his first two seasons as a major. With him also calling the offensive games, Sooner's became the first program in history to produce back-to-back Heisman Trophy winner quarterbacks in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.
The governors also announced that Riley's new defensive coordinator, Alex Grinch, will make $ 1.4 million in his first season in Oklahoma.