Lincoln Riley: Oklahoma not a stepping stone for NFL job
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It doesn't appear Lincoln Riley is eyeing a move to the NFL anytime soon.

Appearing on the "Dan Patrick Show" on Thursday, Riley claimed that leaving Oklahoma for an NFL head coaching job isn't currently a goal of his and he doesn't see major differences between pro and collegiate positions.

"I just think so many people think of (college) just as a player would," Riley said. "A player wants to do well in high school and then go do well in college, and then the next step is the NFL. They see it as a stepping stone deal ... and that is true for players. For coaches, it's not.

"College and the NFL are similar in a lot of ways, and I don't know if you could sit here and say one is better than the other. I think it comes down to the individual person."

Riley would be one of the hottest commodities in the NFL coaching market due to his success with the Sooners. The offensive-minded boss boasts a 31-4 record with two consecutive College Football Playoff appearances.

Though a number of successful college coaches have tried their luck in the pros, such as Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier, Riley appears content at Oklahoma for the time being.

"I think the college game is at such a good place right now," he said. "It's second to none, and I'm fortunate enough to be at one of the best places there is anywhere."

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