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OU football: Twitter reacts to Dallas Cowboys hiring Mike McCarthy over Lincoln Riley

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Coach Lincoln Riley argues with a referee during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Dec. 28, 2019.

After reports surfaced on Sunday that the Dallas Cowboys front office planned to "take the temperature" on Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley for its head coaching vacancy, the team hired former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy on Monday to fill the opening.

McCarthy will replace the recently fired Jason Garrett, who had been Dallas' head coach since 2010.

After much nervous speculation from Sooner fans, it appears that Lincoln Riley will be staying in Norman for now. Here's a look at how Twitter reacted to the Cowboys' hiring of McCarthy over Riley:

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