Lincoln Riley’s first season went well enough for him to earn a hefty pay raise.

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents on Tuesday approved what amounts to a $1.7 million increase in Riley's contract, which will make him $4.8 million next year and $5 million annually over the next five. 

At $4.8 million, Riley would have been the 11th-highest paid head coach last season, according to the USA Today college football coaching salaries database.