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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
11 hours ago  |  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
10 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 http://t.co/eDBycxDVrs via @USATODAYsports @TheFootballFour — George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder...
Via The Student Section
December 05, 2014  |  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
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Riley ditches Beavs for Big Red: who can save Little Brother?

From almost-worst to almost-first: Mike Riley got a fresh start today when Nebraska whisked him from the misery of a 2-7 league record to replace Bo Pelini as coach of the 9-3 Huskers. Talk now centers on what OSU can do to rescue Beaver football (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). The Oregon State athletic department takes in $65 million of annual revenue. Oregon’s is nearly...
Via The Duck Stops Here
December 04, 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

Bret Bielema reportedly turned down Nebraska job

Nebraska shocked the college football world by hiring Mike Riley from Oregon State as their new head coach. The Cornhuskers obviously used a stealth approach to the hire because there was no mention of interest in Riley prior to him being hired. One candidate that we did hear about was Bret Bielema, who on Wednesday...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
December 04, 2014  |  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
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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