Considering to preempt a strike by USC. I thought the era of the Bowdens and Paternos was over. A guy his age getting that now would be crazy.
Oregon St considers lifetime contract to keep Riley
I am very happy we didn't hire the osu ad... A lifetime contract just spells disaster...
It's not so ridiculous. Before Mike Riley showed up (the first time) OSU (not that OSU) was a football wasteland, they hadn't won 5 games since 1971.
Riley should send Reggie and Joe a thank you card.
Riley was raised in Corvalis, and grew up watching OSU while his dad coached there. It seems to me, with this type of deep connection, you could get a guy to stay without offering a "lifetime" contract.
Riley agreed to a three year contract extension with Oregon State meaning that he probably will not be going to USC.
USC probably moves on to Jack Del Rio, and his response will likely depend on his situation in Jacksonville.
I thought a certain coach from a team that combines two completely unrelated animals, whose name rhymes with Fryin' Nelly, also signed a contract extension this season before bolting to one of the top three teams in the state of Indiana?
Then again, perhaps I am mistaken.
Edit: Am not mistaken, he signed an extension in June, and was ready to sign another one in December before he bolted.
Given how bad OSU was for so many years, is this really such a bad idea. Even if there are a couple down years before Riley retires , can you really say OSU did not get its end of the bargain if the status quo at OSU continues for a decade or more.
the Beaver believers in my office are extremely happy with news of Mike Riley's extension through 2019; after, apparently, a nervous weekend waiting for bad news to break.
Beaver believers? I think I saw that movie a few years back.
It probably doesn't matter. Mike Riley has turned USC down before for the same reasons he will stay in Corvalis now. He spent his formative years rooting for the Beavers and considers that his home town. He loves it there and isn't likely to leave for a possible disaster awaiting him at USC. It just isn't going to happen.
Mike Riley is a very good coach, but lifetime contracts usually don't end well...
Yeah, I know that Riley has done good things at OSU, but not even close to what deserves a life time contract. I mean to get something of that nature i would expect at least 1 NC