Analysis | By landing Lincoln Riley, USC reshapes the landscape and changes the game

It’s some ascent for a guy who just reached the 20-year reunion age from the time he played defensive end and then quarterback at Muleshoe High in Muleshoe, Tex., near the New Mexico border. He went from there to Texas Tech as a walk-on, then to Mike Leach’s staff there, then to East Carolina, then to Oklahoma, then to succession of forever coach Bob Stoops. He didn’t make people forget Stoops, because that’s impossible, but he did make one of those rare transitions in which the new guy doesn’t run around getting lamented.

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