Reports: Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley is Eagles’ top target

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is a trusted confidant of Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. According to reports, they could also share a workspace in the near future.Riley was contacted by the Eagles on Monday as Philadelphia dismissed head coach Doug Pederson, according to multiple reports.Owner Jeffrey Lurie fired Pederson after he compiled a 46-39-1 in five seasons, including winning Super Bowl LII.Riley’s specialty is offense and his expertise is quarterbacks. He groomed current Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts in one season with the Sooners, this after helping Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray each win the Heisman Trophy and get drafted No. 1 overall in back-to-back years.Riley, 37, has been on the NFL radar before. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones called Riley “intriguing” and hoped to bring him in prior to hiring Mike McCarthy last January, but Jones said talks never moved off of home plate.Much like Riley’s predecessor at OU, Bob Stoops, convincing the coach to leave Norman, Okla., will not be easy. Oklahoma is likely to be a top five team in college football again next season and current Sooners quarterback Spencer Rattler is a Heisman candidate. Oklahoma (9-2) finished at No. 6 this season and is 45-8 in four seasons under Riley.

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March 1

Q: While health experts say this is something you should do every day…only about 10-percent of people do… A: Weigh themselves

Feb 26

Q: Men usually get one of these every two years… A: New belt

Feb 25

Q: About 1/3rd of women say they do this when they’re expecting company… A: Light a candle