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Lincoln Riley on OU Return: ‘We’ve Got a Good Plan For Our Players’

Lincoln Riley

As teams begin returning across the country and begin workouts and practices amidst COVID-19 concerns, OU is the last Big 12 team that is getting back to campus, starting Wednesday, July 1st.

Head Coach Lincoln Riley has been very outspoken about making sure administrators and coaches do it the right way and take proper precautions.

On Tuesday, Riley joined Colin Cowherd’s “The Herd” and talked about the plans to get players back in a groove in a safe manner.


Riley said, “I think a comfort level is we’ve got a good plan for our playesr when they’er back here with us in our facilities. Our concern from the beginning has been this is not a high school player that when they’re done can go back to their home… we house these players, a lot of them live with other players, friends. The bigger concern is what you do with them during the other hours of the day.”

Riley added the recent spike in cases has “been a concern”, also saying, “We’re going to have to keep all options open and keep the safety and health of these guys as the main thing.”

As OU gets its players back, the Sooners now get to look ahead to Saturday, September 5th, when they open the season against Missouri State.

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