USC football coach Lincoln Riley took to The Players’ Tribune Wednesday and gave a behind-the-scenes look at what his departure to the Trojans from Oklahoma was like. Riley previously said that it was an opportunity too good to pass up, and it’s a process that went down in quick fashion, a process that some Oklahoma fans are still upset about.
“On the plane ride to Los Angeles, so many emotions were flowing through my mind,” Riley said in the letter. “I was so excited about USC and its potential, but I was also filled with some guilt and sadness realizing that Norman was no longer home.
There are aspects of my departure and transition that I would certainly do differently if I could do it again, and I acknowledge that I could have handled some parts of the situation better. I absolutely own that.
“While I was able to talk with several players after the team meeting, I wish I would have had the time to sit down with each individual player and staff member to explain my decision.””A lot of guys don’t get another chance, to start over where they’re really wanted,” RattIer said last week during an interview with ESPN. “I was just happy to get away from a toxic situation and get somewhere new. Anywhere was going to be better, and I found the right place.”