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Lincoln Riley said Georgia is as talented as any team the Sooners have played in the last few years.

What Lincoln Riley said at his news conference Thursday

NORMAN, Okla. — Here’s what Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley had to say at his news conference on Thursday.

On whether he’s reflected on the 2017 season: “Those will be things I look back on at some point, but we have too much in front of us right now.”

On running back Rodney Anderson’s status: “He’s still fully on the team.”

On the legal process involving Anderson: “We’ll know more after [Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn] announces his decision later today.”

On how bowl preparations changed from previous seasons: “We’ve tweaked a few things because of the Big 12 title game and the early signing period. … We had to let them get away for a little bit. We’ve had a good mix and we’ll get a practice in today and Saturday.”

On Georgia, Oklahoma’s opponent in the Rose Bowl: “Studying them, I would say the quality depth and how many good players they have across the board. … They are really deep and really talented. They’re as talented as anyone we’ve played in the three years I’ve been here.”

On Georgia’s running backs: “We’ve always felt like us and Georgia have been the standard as far recruiting running backs.”

On Oklahoma’s defense: “I’m confident in our defense. I think we’ve made some real strides in the back half of the season.”

On balancing game-planning and recruiting: “It’s good. I enjoy balancing the different parts of it. You go to high schools during the day and visit some homes and night. When you get on the plane or in the hotel, you start watching film.”

On the early signing period: “You can feel the difference. You can feel the sense of urgency. It feels sped up for the coaches and the prospects.”

On his relationship with quarterback Baker Mayfield: “He’s very special to me and an incredible player. Hopefully, we can have a couple more [games] together.”

On the status of defensive tackle Matt Romar: “I don’t anticipate he’ll play. He has a lingering injury we haven’t been able to get on top of.”

On where Mayfield ranks among the Sooners’ all-time greats: “He’s one of the greats. I think there will be a time and place [to expand on this] when he’s done playing and this season is over.”