Oklahoma State knows that Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley is one of LSU football‘s top targets to replace Ed Orgeron.
On Saturday night, Oklahoma State made sure Riley couldn’t forget about the Tigers.
Oklahoma State loudly played the Garth Brooks classic “Callin Baton Rouge” over the stadium PA during a stop in the action against the Sooners.
Here’s video from the television broadcast. You can hear “Callin Baton Rouge” in the background.
College football is undoubtedly the best sport on the planet in part because of moments like this.
Lincoln Riley should absolutely be LSU football’s top target
LSU athletic director Scott Woodward reportedly wants to make a “godfather” type offer to a coach. There had been various reports early in the search that suggested Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher would be Woodward’s top target.
Fisher, however, appears to be staying in College Station.
That’s not a bad thing for the Tigers — I think Riley should be the top target over Fisher anyway. Riley runs a more modern offense that would translate well to LSU. Riley is innovative and always looking for ways to evolve.
The big question is whether or not Riley, a Texas native, would leave Oklahoma.
The consensus over the last few years has been that Riley would only leave the Sooners for an NFL job. But if LSU is offering stupid money, it might be hard to turn down the Tigers.
Plus, with Oklahoma moving to the SEC in a couple of years, Riley might think it’s easier to win a national championship at LSU than it is at Oklahoma.