OU football: Lincoln Riley sees Zion Williamson as defensive end
NORMAN — Lincoln Riley didn't have to run his mind through the depth chart to figure out where Duke sensation Zion Williamson would line up for the Sooners.
"I'd put him at defensive end and say, 'Good luck,'" the Oklahoma coach said after practice Wednesday. "Good luck throwing the ball. Just let him come in there like a freight train every single play. He's one of those transcendent guys, man. He's fun to watch. Honestly, if they would've made it to the Final Four, I probably would've went up there to watch them play (Texas) Tech, just to be able to see him play. But I'll probably get the chance to watch him next year in Oklahoma City."
Texas Tech, Riley's alma mater, will face Michigan State instead of Duke on Saturday night in Minneapolis.
The Red Raiders are making their Final Four debut.
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"Certainly would have rather seen the Sooners there, but it's exciting for the community and that school," Riley said. "Coach Beard's done a really nice job there, so I'll definitely be rooting for them this weekend without a doubt."