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MIKE RILEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mixing Riley's system with QB's skills challenges Nebraska

CHICAGO (AP) Nebraska's offense will look different under new coach Mike Riley. In his first year with the Huskers, Riley inherits a quarterback in Tommy Armstrong with a skill set that does not match what the coach so often had to work with at Oregon State. The transition to Riley's pro-style offense in the spring from the version of the spread the Cornhuskers ran under Bo Pelini...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Oregon State Beavers Season Preview: Predicting W's and L's

When you think of consistency and a team that always seems to overachieve every year, once of the first teams that may come to mind are the Oregon State Beavers. The Beavers always seem to play everyone close, despite not having the top rated athletes that say a rival USC or UCLA would get. This hasn't slowed down Oregon State in the past and in fact, it has actually provided extra...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Preview: A look at the 2015 Offense

When Nebraska surprised pretty much everyone and hired Oregon State head coach Mike Riley away the wheels of change on the Huskers offense began to immediately turn. No more run-heavy offense and no more halfway option offense at times. Gone overnight were the days of a Taylor Martinez fitting in in Lincoln, Neb. Instead, wide receivers, tight ends and pass-first quarterbacks got...
Via Talking 10
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Nebraska the Big Ten West sleeper team for 2015?

It’s a new era for Nebraska football in 2015. Mike Riley was hired to replace Bo Pelini, and the former Oregon State coach inherits a team...
Via Athlon Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nebraska releases hype video for start of 2015 season

It’s been a great day for Nebraska Cornhuskers football fans. Upon waking up, there were new all-black alternate uniforms for the team making the rounds on social media. Shortly after that, fans in Lincoln were treated to a great hype video for the start of the upcoming college football season. This year marks the first year for the Cornhuskers program to be under the direction...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Mike Riley Become The Next Pete Carroll at Nebraska?

In December of 2000, Mike Riley was the head coach of the San Diego Chargers. The USC Trojans, crashing and burning as a program, needed to be rescued from the wreckage of the Paul Hackett era. They wanted Mike Riley. To be more specific, they wanted Mike Riley more than they wanted Pete Carroll. However, the Chargers — not too far removed from the only Super Bowl appearance in...
Via The Student Section
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 34 — Nebraska

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2014 Record: 9-3 overall, 5-3 Big 10 West, Lost Holiday Bowl 1 Will Mike Riley really be able to take Nebraska to higher heights than Bo Pelini … and if not, how will the program take it? If there was a surprising firing last offseason, it was Bo Pelini, who went 67-27 in the post and never had a single season end without the team gaining at least nine wins...
Via The Student Section
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Mike Riley make Nebraska football great again?

The question hit Steve Taylor harder than just about any opposing linebacker ever had — and he was a running quarterback. His middle...
Via Athlon Sports
June 19, 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

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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