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MIKE RILEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Huskers' Riley, Wisconsin's Chryst inherit high expectations

Wisconsin has played in three Big Ten championship games and two Rose Bowls the last four years, and Nebraska has won 70 percent of its games since 2008. Both have new coaches who've spent the spring getting to know their players and teaching them new ways of doing things. Unlike most first-year coaches who are tasked with rebuilding downtrodden programs, Paul Chryst and Mike Riley...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015 Spring Football Preview

Mike Riley was a surprise hire at Nebraska, and the former Oregon State coach enters his first spring practice in Lincoln with key personnel...
Via Athlon Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska OL Coach On What He Looks For In Offensive Linemen, “Best Guys That Are Tough A**holes”

Mike Cavanaugh, Nebraska’s offensive line coach who came to Lincoln with former Oregon State coach Mike Riley, knows what he wants to see in his current-and-future Husker players.  He, obviously, wants players with talent and ability. But he wants to see something else, too.  Cavanaugh wants his offensive linemen to be “tough a**holes.”  Mike Cavanaugh on building his offensive...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Most-Likely-Intoxicated Nebraska Fans Overly Excited About Mike Riley

When Mike Riley was first hired by Nebraska this offseason, Cornhuskers fans were a little miffed. It looks like they’ve warmed up to the former Oregon State coach, however. Sunday morning, a Nebraska supporter uploaded a video of himself and his friends, presumably celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day, repeatedly saying “Mike Riley” with the emphasis on the last syllable in his...
Via College Spun
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska releases new football ‘hype’ video

Nebraska football enters a new era in 2015, as Mike Riley takes over the once-proud and championship caliber program. Riley happens to not be shy about finding unique or interesting ways to hype up the place he coaches at. How else do explain what he did in normally bottom-feeding Oregon State? So, he took time to help the Huskers communications staff create a nice new ‘hype...
Via Talking 10
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Riley gets big welcome at Nebraska game

Nebraska is hosting Michigan State in men’s basketball this afternoon, and the Huskers’ student section has featured guest appearances from Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst, Chancellor Harvey Perlman, former MLB player and alumnus Darin Erstad and new head football coach Mike Riley.  Riley and his coaching staff were introduced at halftime to thunderous applause: Here’s...
Via College Spun
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Riley lands first big recruit at Nebraska

Mike Riley has landed his first big-time recruit at the University of Nebraska.  Wednesday afternoon, four-star offensive lineman Jalin Barnett (Lawton, Okla.) committed to the Huskers. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound prospect is rated the No. 1 offensive guard in the country and the No. 43 player overall per ESPN’s recruiting rankings. Barnett chose Nebraska over Oklahoma State, Oklahoma...
Via College Spun
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Riley To Nebraska: It’s All About The “O”… In Two Different But Equally Important Ways

On a Thursday that swung the coaching carousel ’round and ’round, lot of college football writers and pundits, including those close to the program, viewed Nebraska’s surprise hiring of Mike Riley with approval: Analysis: In Mike Riley, Nebraska finds what it was searching for http://t.co/eDBycxDVrs via @USATODAYsports @TheFootballFour — George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder...
Via The Student Section
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Riley Wikipedia page gets funny edits after Nebraska hiring

Wikipedia editors (read: college football fans) wasted no time adjusting Mike Riley’s page after the former Oregon State coach was named the new head coach at Nebraska on Thursday. For starters, they changed his position from “head coach” to “Faux Pelini’s ghost”: Faux Pelini, of course, was the internet meme created about former Cornhuskers coach...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

10 candidates to replace Mike Riley at Oregon State

Mike Riley departed Oregon State for Nebraska on Thursday, leaving the Beavers looking for a new head coach for the first time since the end of the...
Via Athlon Sports
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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