USC superfan (again) Colin Cowherd interviewed Lincoln Riley today and Riley said this: “We didn’t take players from Oklahoma. We took players from the transfer portal. Those players and their families had to make a decision to stay at that university . . . or to enter the portal where they could be recruited by anybody.”
I’m all for taking players in the transfer portal but this answer is disingenuous.
Of course the Oklahoma players came to USC because Riley is the coach. Just like players flipped their commitment from Oklahoma to USC because Riley is the coach.
It’s not wrong or illegal that it happened.
But the players didn’t attend Transfer Portal U.
Caleb Williams and Mario Williams attended Oklahoma and never would have gone to USC if Clay Helton were still the coach.
And I said Colin Cowherd is a USC superfan again because he jumped back on the bandwagon following Helton’s departure.