CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State football coach Mike Riley has agreed to a three-year contract extension through 2019.
The extension, announced by the university late Sunday, effectively quashes rumors that Riley might be a candidate for the Southern California job. Pete Carroll is expected to leave the Trojans to coach the Seattle Seahawks.
“Due to the fact there is a lot of speculation on my future, I want to make it known that I’m very excited to be coaching at Oregon State University and I anticipate doing so for a long time,” Riley said in a statement.
Riley was at the American Football Coaches Association convention in Orlando, Fla.
The 56-year-old Riley is in his second tenure with the Beavers. He held the job in 1997-98, coached the San Diego Charges from 1999-2001, and has been at Oregon State since 2003. He has led the Beavers to six bowl games, winning five.
Riley grew up in Corvallis. His father was an assistant coach under Dee Andros.