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Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley nets contract extension

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (R) holds the Heisman Trophy with Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley (L) on December 9, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (R) holds the Heisman Trophy with Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley (L) on December 9, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Oklahoma and current Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley agreed to a contract extension Tuesday, the Oklahoman reported.

Although the extension is only for one year, it will also provide a raise of $1 million for Riley in the upcoming 2018 season.

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Riley will receive annual increases of $100,000 for the contract that will run through January 2023. The total value of the five years remaining on the deal is worth $25 million.

Taking over the program last season following the retirement of Bob Stoops, Riley guided the Sooners to a 12-2 record in 2017. Oklahoma won the Big 12 Conference title and advanced to the national semifinal, losing to Georgia 54-48 in the Rose Bowl.

Riley, 34, had served as offensive coordinator at Oklahoma in the previous two seasons before succeeding Stoops, providing top-10 offenses nationally in both years.

He was an assistant coach for five seasons at East Carolina before joining the Sooners in the 2015 season.

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