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MIKE RILEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon State Beavers 2015 Preview and Prediction

As far as surprising coaching moves during the 2015 offseason, Oregon State was the epicenter. On one end, longtime overachiever Mike Riley left for...
Via Athlon Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 21, 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

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

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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