Kirk Ferentz

Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma's football coach

Just three years ago, Lincoln Riley was the offensive coordinator at East Carolina.

Now, he'll take the reins at Oklahoma, one of the most powerful programs in college football.

The 33-year-old Riley is being promoted to replace the retiring Bob Stoops. He becomes the youngest head coach in the Bowl Subdivision.

"As a young guy, as a coach, when you decide you're going to do this, these are things you just dream about," Riley said at a joint press conference with Stoops on Wednesday. "I feel like I'm honestly living a dream right now."

Though he is young, he is experienced and has had remarkable success with his offenses. His teams set...