The USC Trojans suffered a tough loss to their local rivals, UCLA, 38-20 on Saturday night, frustrating the fan base as the fingers point to head coach, Lincoln Riley.
The team is currently 7-5 in a season where they felt to program could return to elite status.
While Riley took the blame in front of reporters following the game, fans on social media let him have it anyways.
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And a lot of the noise was coming from followers of the Oklahoma Sooners, where Riley rose to fame on the success of a couple of successful quarterbacks. There was even speculation he could jump to the NFL at any moment.
Let’s go to the tweets..
— Tattoo Baker 🎥✨ (@QB1TATT00) November 19, 2023
OU fans seeing that Lincoln Riley and USC lost again… pic.twitter.com/E8gid2cLc4
— Jamison Faught (@JamisonFaught) November 19, 2023
USC will be 7-5 in year two under Lincoln Riley and will have lost 5 of their last 6 while Oklahoma is 9-2 on their way to a 10+ win season in year two under Brent Venables.
We were told USC got the better end of this. pic.twitter.com/VGDyOkVkA5
— 𝔽𝕚𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕕𝕊𝕠𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕣 (@SOONERSnFITTEDS) November 18, 2023
Oklahoma fans, you were right on Lincoln Riley.
We all owe you an apology.
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) November 18, 2023
Remember, USC gave $4.5 million to Oklahoma for Lincoln Riley and staff pic.twitter.com/1LtlvaXLZx
— BoomerSooner ⭕️ (@FrankBama137928) November 18, 2023
Well I’m disappointed to say that my 7-5 prediction for USC’s record this season was correct.
— Heather Lynn ✌🏼 (@MalibuRumBarbie) November 18, 2023
USC really had Caleb Williams at QB for 2 seasons and their biggest accomplishment will be defeating UCLA at the Rose Bowl in a regular season game by 3 points in 2022. Nothing else. What a missed opportunity for this program.
Questions need to be asked about Lincoln Riley. pic.twitter.com/1s2bkTigBu
— Gavin Carlson (@GavinCarlsonDB) November 18, 2023
USC alums in Coliseum telling me Lincoln Riley should be fired.
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) November 18, 2023
Lincoln Riley and Kliff Kingsbury meeting up in Thailand after the heists they pulled off. pic.twitter.com/hJkaVNOc6D
— Josh (Not Giddey) (@goblore_dfs) November 19, 2023
— Bobby (@Bo_Knows11) November 12, 2023
— Rick Carlton (@drrickcarlton) November 15, 2023
Oklahoma was better off without Lincoln Riley and Caleb Williams.
And will be for many more seasons to come. pic.twitter.com/Ge1OxaCOw6
— NOTDaleJR88 (@NOTDaleJR88) November 19, 2023
What do you think? Is Lincoln Riley overrated? Should USC be competing among the SEC powerhouses? Let me know in the comments.
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