Lincoln Riley has agreed to a contract extension with Oklahoma.

Riley has been linked to several NFL head coaching jobs.

Riley was the 16th highest paid coach in college football this season and will receive a significant raise.

Riley led Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff in his first two seasons as head coach.

"We felt it important to extend and amend Lincoln's contract at this time as we want him at the University of Oklahoma for a long time," school president James Gallogly said Tuesday in a statement. "He is a great coach and role model for our student-athletes. His record of success speaks for itself.

"Lincoln is also the right representative for our university in such a high-profile position. I am proud to work with him and anxious to support him as he takes our program into the future."