Nebraska fires football head coach Mike Riley after 4-8 season

Nebraska Football Head Coach Mike Riley Fired

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds, Chancellor Ronnie Green and Moos met with Riley early Saturday morning to discuss the decision to make the change.

"Riley has brought professionalism and energy to the Nebraska football program, but unfortunately, those attributes have not translated to on-field success", Moos school said over Twitter. Nebraska finished 4-8 this season, its worst record since a 3-6-1 campaign in 1961, and were hardly competitive in many of their losses, which had scores like 56-14, 54-21, 56-44 and another, 56-14, against Iowa on Friday. Riley was sacked following the Huskers 56-14 annihilation at the hands of border rival Iowa. "After a thorough review of all aspects of our football program, I have chosen to move in a different direction". Two of them came during Riley's three-season tenure.




Athletic Director Bill Moos will hold a news conference later Saturday afternoon, and we'll update this post if he says anything newsworthy. Moos said he has intermediaries who can speak to coaching agents. Trent Bray, the linebackers coach, was named the interim coach, but the rest of the staff was not retained. "He's in the heat of trying to win a conference championship", Moos said.

Moos said he's now got a list of six coaches that he's considering as options to replace Riley, though he didn't name any specifically.

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