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Oklahoma hires ECU's Riley as offensive coordinator

By CLIFF BRUNT
AP Sports Writer

Oklahoma has hired East Carolina offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley for the same role with the Sooners.

The school announced on the move on Monday. The hire is subject to approval by the Board of Regents.

Riley also will coach quarterbacks for Oklahoma.

Riley spent five years on the East Carolina staff, and his up-tempo spread offenses have the five top passing seasons in school history.

Before heading to East Carolina, Riley spent three full seasons as a receivers coach at Texas Tech. The school's offenses were among the nation's most productive during that run. Riley was interim offensive coordinator for the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, when the Red Raiders produced 579 yards in a 41-31 win over Michigan State.

The Sooners announced last week that they had fired co-offensive coordinators Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell.

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