Today, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley received the 2015 Broyles Award, given annually to the most outstanding assistant coach in all of college football. Riley, a first-year offensive coordinator for the Sooners, is the youngest recipient of the award in its 20-year history.
Soooooooo why do we care?
Because Riley was in contention for the Kentucky offensive coordinator position when Shannon Dawson was hired. In fact, there was a time when he was considered the front-runner for the job, before an offer was extended to Dawson.
Therefore, this year’s most outstanding assistant coach could’ve been calling the plays on the UK sideline instead of calling the plays for Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff.
That sinking feeling in your stomach is perfectly normal.