Fans relentlessly troll Lincoln Riley following reports of USC moving to Big Ten
With news breaking Thursday that USC is planning to jump from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten, fans took to Twitter to get their jokes off at the expense of Trojan head coach Lincoln Riley.
When Riley left Oklahoma for Los Angeles last November, the common criticism was that he was running from the SEC. Riley has said the SEC had nothing to do with his decision-making, but the Sooners had only months earlier come to an agreement to leave the conference where Riley had won four league titles in his five years.
Now that the Trojans appear to be headed to the Big Ten, fans are once again wondering what Riley is thinking in all this. Here are some of the responses:
We’re 2 years away from Lincoln Riley blaming a 6 hour plane ride for a 20-13 Friday night loss on the road to Rutgers.
— Harrison (@Harrison954_) June 30, 2022
Lincoln Riley came to USC to run from the grind, now he gonna be coaching in Ann Arbor in the November cold 😬
— Oluwajomiloju (@JomiAdeniran) June 30, 2022
Lincoln Riley: ah, USC. Smooth sailing. No SEC, no Alabama, Georgia, A&M, LSU…
USC: we’re going to the B1G, dude.
— Mark Passwaters (@mbpRivals) June 30, 2022
— KC🏴☠️ (@KcHolz) June 30, 2022
Lincoln Riley is about to apply for jobs in the ACC https://t.co/vctfd0h0Yx
— David Allen (@Doc_Texas) June 30, 2022
Lincoln Riley wasn’t satisfied with the weak 8-game schedule in the SEC so he moved to the Big Ten.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) June 30, 2022
Lincoln Riley’s legacy at USC will be defined by how he handles an 11 am kickoff on a cold October morning at Ryan Field on ESPN2
— Maxwell (@maxwellklitzke) June 30, 2022
Live look at Lincoln Riley heading to the MAC to run from the grind again: pic.twitter.com/w4Jb2e81YO
— Justin Thind (@JustinThind) June 30, 2022
Lincoln Riley ducked the SEC just to waltz into these environments pic.twitter.com/y8N2LZrQkw
— Will Johnson Enjoyer (@UMvsEveryone) June 30, 2022
When Lincoln Riley realizes he skipped out on the SEC only to end up in the B1G. pic.twitter.com/F6Vl6YLVvW
— 💥💥 Justin Hopkins 💥💥 (@JHopkinsSD) June 30, 2022
"So basically a year ago Lincoln Riley was coaching Oklahoma in the Big 12 but now he coaches USC who is in the Pac-12 but moving to the Big Ten and someday they'll play Oklahoma again except they'll be in the SEC"
"oh also Kevin Durant wants a trade"pic.twitter.com/mcUCqBgRi2
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) June 30, 2022
Lincoln Riley: "I believe Cal can be the mecca of college football." https://t.co/F3GSEQJE3E
— Josh McCuistion (@Josh_Scoop) June 30, 2022
I cannot wait to watch a Lincoln Riley coached USC team play in a driving blizzard at Michigan State
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) June 30, 2022
Lincoln Riley when asked about the transition into the Big 10 in 2024 pic.twitter.com/iNCgq3K1Jg
— Travis J Davidson (@TravisSkol) June 30, 2022