Oregon State coach Mike Riley agrees to 3-year contract extension

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State coach Mike Riley has agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2019 season, school officials announced Sunday night.

Riley, 56, reportedly was targeted by USC as the top choice to replace Pete Carroll as Carroll and the NFL Seahawks worked through contract details over the weekend.

“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.

Riley is in his second tenure with the Beavers. He held the job in 1997-98, coached the NFL San Diego Chargers from 1999 to 2001 and has been at Oregon State since 2003. He has led the Beavers to six bowl games, winning five.

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1/11/10