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Big Red Cobcast: Who Is Coach Riley?

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We dug deep into the darkest part of the interwebs to find out all the dirty details of coach Riley so you wouldn't have to.

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Coach Riley.

It has an ominous ring to it really. It’s kind of spooky but also kind of quaint. It sounds like the ghost of the high school football coach in one of those goosebumps books from junior high.

Believe it or not, I can get behind that.

Since I know absolutely nothing about this guy I get to make up my own narrative. I think that this is my favorite part of the hire. Maybe our new coach used to be a pirate? Maybe he was a banker on wall street, one of the good ones, who fought against the oppressive regime that caused the recession of 2008. I mean, he could be anything. I have no idea of his past. Sure I could google him (which I have - obsessively) but even then it’s all relative. Its more fun to think that maybe our new football coach was a mild mannered taxi cab driver until one day he was bitten by a radio active bee and now he spends his days coaching our beloved Huskers BUT AT NIGHT he’s Super Bee Man!

This is what happens when I don’t know about things. I make stuff up.

Did you know that Coach Riley has 3 arms? You didn’t? Thats weird... because I think he probably does. I can’t say for sure because I don’t know anything about him! Did you know that our new Field General Riley fought in Vietnam and saved a school full of children from a Viet Kong invasion? Really, you didn’t know that? Me neither BECAUSE I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT COACH RILEY!

And the funniest part is that it’s probably better this way.

This week on the Cobcast, We try to find out just who this new coach is. Luckily, wikipedia exists.

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