The Cleveland Browns just fired Hue Jackson, who has been the leader of the team for the past three seasons. In those three seasons, Jackson produced a 3-36-1 record. This move was bound to happen eventually, but most people would say it should have happened three seasons ago.


Now, the Browns are looking for their coach of the future. The team announced on Monday that Al Saunders will take over as the interim head coach for the time being while they search for a long-term plan. Of those plans, Oklahoma head coach ​Lincoln Riley could very well be priority number one.

Riley said all the things any Oklahoma fan wants to hear, meaning he is solely focused on the Sooners. However, his wording seemed to be a little interesting when he concluded.


"The truth is for me, I love Oklahoma. I love coaching here. I love coaching college football. I certainly don't have that itch right now." 


Right now? Maybe he will visit Cleveland after the college football season? Whatever the case may be, Oklahoma needs to do whatever they can to keep the coach. 

At this point, it's a tough position to be in if you are Oklahoma. It's really up to Riley on his future, and the future would look nice in Cleveland. He coached rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield with the Sooners when he won the Heisman Trophy and will have a ton of young talent to work with on this new Broans team.


As grateful as Riley sounds when talking about his future with Oklahoma, it's hard to see him pass on an opportunity to reunite with Mayfield on the biggest football stage in the world.