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Badgers vs. Huskers rivalry will have new twist with Riley, Chryst hires

Nebraska and Wisconsin established a trophy game ahead of the 2014 matchup, playing annually for the “Freedom Trophy.” Yet for many it felt a bit forced and a bit early for Badgers vs. Huskers as a true rivalry game. However, after Wisconsin won for a third time in four games between the two as Big Ten schools there was little doubt that things were taking a turn to a serious...
Via Talking 10
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oregon State Hires Gary Anderson As New Head Coach

  Oregon State found a replacement for former head coach Mike Riley who left for Nebraska right after the college football season. On Wednesday, they hired former Wisconsin head coach Gary Anderson. Anderson released a statement to CBSSports after his departure. “First and foremost I want to thank Coach [Barry] Alvarez for the opportunity to coach at the University of Wisconsin...
Via Geeks and Cleats
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Riley Has Already Gotten A Recruit To Flip His Commitment, Pledge To Nebraska

On Thursday, Mike Riley was hired to become Nebraska’s new head football coach. On Friday, he was officially introduced to the Huskers with a press conference.  And now, in his third day leading his new program, the former Oregon State coach is getting some recruiting done.  Riley has gotten former Beaver commit Tyrin Ferguson, a three-star linebacker out of Louisiana, to flip...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  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 via @USATODAYsports @TheFootballFour — George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder...
Via The Student Section
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Releases The Details Of New Coach Mike Riley’s Contract

Nebraska is set to officially introduce Mike Riley as the program’s new coach this morning, with a press conference scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. E.T.  Prior to the Oregon State getting welcomed by the Huskers, the details of his contract have been released. Riley, who was making $1.5 million a season with the Beavers, has received a fairly hefty raise.  Riley’s base...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Riley leaves for Nebraska; who’s up at Oregon State?

Corvallis, Oregon was rocked by quite a surprise on Thursday, as it was announced that longtime Oregon State head coach Mike Riley had left the program in order to take the Nebraska head coaching position. Riley spent fourteen seasons with the Beavers as part of two different stints as head coach. He left the job after two seasons in 1999 to try his luck in the NFL with the San Diego...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska’s Players React to Mike Riley’s Hiring

Thursday afternoon, Nebraska shocked the college football world by hiring Oregon State’s Mike Riley to replace former head coach Bo Pelini. Reaction from the media has been mixed – many think he’s a great hire, while others question his track record. Nebraska’s players even appear to be split on the move. Some are “glad” that they’re seniors and moving on, while others...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Hires Oregon State’s Mike Riley To Be Its New Football Coach

Nebraska has hired Oregon State’s Mike Riley to be its new head football coach, the school’s Twitter account announced this afternoon.  #Huskers, help us welcome Coach Mike Riley to the Big Red family! #GBR — Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) December 4, 2014 Coach Riley comes to the #Huskers after 14 seasons as the HC at Oregon State, leading OSU to 93 wins and a 6-2 record...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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