Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator, answers a question during an NCAA college football news conference in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Sue Ogrocki
January 17, 2015

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops wants new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley to take his offense back in time.

The 31-year-old whiz will bring back the pass-happy Air Raid offense that helped Stoops and the Sooners dominate the Big 12 in the 2000s. Riley says he's ready for the challenge after running East Carolina's explosive offense for five years.

Stoops introduced Riley to Oklahoma media Saturday.

Baker Mayfield should have an advantage at quarterback. He transferred from Texas Tech last year after operating the Air Raid and being named the Big 12 offensive newcomer of the year in 2013. Riley said East Carolina tried to get Mayfield, but he went to Oklahoma.

The Sooners still plan to pound it with all-conference running back Samaje Perine in the new system.

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