Re: SEC Football Discussion Thread
Originally Posted by 19braves77
Hearing Tennessee is interested in Oregon State's Mike Riley. He turned down the Alabama job after Fran left.
That would be a surprising hire because Riley is a Corvallis guy-he was a football hero at Corvallis High and spent his formative years basically on the campus of OSU, so it's home (same with his wife) and his dream job. Plus given his ties to community and being a legacy due to his dad being a Beaver coach for so long, he basically has unending job security there (he's signed thru something like 2020). If he didn't take the Bama job despite his family ties and history as a player in Tuscaloosa because of family obligations, I doubt he'd uproot from a place the Riley's call their hometown to coach the Vols.
I've been surprised before though.
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