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USC football community reacts to Lincoln Riley news

The reported hiring was met with overwhelming support, including from potential recruits.

A photo of Lincoln Riley wearing a red Oklahoma sweater and a white Oklahoma visor. He's smiling and giving the thumbs-up sign.

When reports emerged Sunday around noon that Lincoln Riley will be USC’s next head football coach, shock waves were sent throughout the college football world — especially at USC, where fans, coaches, former players, potential recruits and more shared their reactions on Twitter.

Suffice it to say the news was received quite well.