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MIKE RILEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Huskers QB recruitment shows Riley more versatile than reputation suggests

When most people think of Nebraska head coach Mike Riley and the type of quarterback that fits his offensive system, most believe it’s the classic drop-back passer and that guy only. However, Riley is quickly putting that reputation — deserved or not — to rest. On Thursday the Huskers added a second commitment at the position, pulling in a verbal pledge from three-star quarterback Patrick...
Via Talking 10
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Riley learns from sit downs with players

One of the things new Nebraska head coach Mike Riley had to manage when taking the job was a much larger roster than he was used to at Oregon State.The Cornhuskers currently have 120 players on the roster and expect to enter the fall with 150 so getting to know his team was a big priority for Riley and company. To help the process, Riley held 15 minute sit downs with every player...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: A Nebraska Fan Made An Awesome “New Era” Hype Video For The 2015 Season

There’s a new man leading the Nebraska football program: Mike Riley.  The Huskers hired the former Oregon State coach after firing Bo Pelini following the 2014 regular season. Nebraska’s team will look a little different this fall. Are you ready for a new era of Husker football?  As a tribute to the beginning of a new time in Lincoln, Neb., a Nebraska fan put together an awesome...
Via College Spun
15 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
March 23, 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

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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