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OU football: Lincoln Riley says 'by September, the world is going to need football'

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley can’t imagine a fall without football.

“I feel by September, the world is going to need football,” the OU football coach said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters. “Hopefully, I think a lot of that will be determined by our country’s response to this and how serious every single person takes it. Hopefully we, as a country, can do the best we can.”

Riley, like plenty of other coaches around the country, is still adjusting to the strange reality of a world without sports. His Sooners were scheduled to be almost halfway through spring football by now.