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MIKE RILEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

BYU's Mendenhall, Nebraska's Riley have long history, strong friendship

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall and Nebraska coach Mike Riley have never worked together on the same staff, but over the years, their paths have crossed again and again.The latest confluence is to take place Saturday at Memorial Stadium, where the Cougars visit the Cornhuskers for Riley’s debut as Nebraska’s coach.Prior to taking the job in Lincoln, Riley spent 14 seasons at Oregon...
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BYU Football: BYU @ Nebraska Preview and Prediction

Week 1: BYU @ Nebraska 9/5/15 At long last, the 2015 BYU Football season kicks off this Saturday when the Cougars travel to Lincoln to take on the Cornhuskers of Nebraska. Although neither team is ranked in the Top 25 to start the season, they both received some votes in the AP and USA Today Coaches polls. This is the first game between the two programs and Nebraska is reportedly...
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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...
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July 26, 2015  |  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
July 24, 2015  |  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

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...
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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

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

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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