For young Lincoln Riley, the time is now

June 8, 2017

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley is 33 years old.

Don’t worry.

He’ll be all of 34 in September, Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione quipped Wednesday in a club suite atop Owen Field.

Riley became the youngest head football coach in FBS after replacing Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops, and he inherits a powerhouse program regarded as one of the nation’s best.

Stoops stepped into retirement and