What a day yesterday. Husker fans went from being outraged to being outraged about the outrage in record time, at least as indicated by social media. I imagine there are a fair number who are still wondering what the hell is going on.
Mike Riley drives a Prius. He likes to ride his bike. He's from Oregon - what did you expect?
Mike Riley arrived in Lincoln last night to meet with Nebraska players for the first time. Riley's press conference will be held this morning at 9:00 AM. BTN will have coverage, and you can watch on BTN2GO online or on a mobile device. Coverage will begin at 8:50 AM.
Player Reactions After Their First Meeting With Riley:
Coach Mike Riley is pretty chill, I think he'll be great. Trust and faith. Everyone deserves a fair chance. #GBR #HuskerNation #blackshirts— THE RETURN OF CHUCKY (@JUSTCHUCK21) December 5, 2014
Coach Riley said it best. These things just take time to work out. We're behind him and ready to go to work for him! #GBR— Samuel Hahn (@daHAHNi) December 5, 2014
I'm excited, all we can do is turn the page and move on! Coach Riley is gunna put us in a position to win, comes down to coming together!— Sam Foltz (@samfoltz27) December 5, 2014
Dienhart: Fast-moving Nebraska lands proven head coach in Mike Riley " Big Ten Network
Give Nebraska credit for one thing: It acted quickly in hiring a coach by tabbing Oregon State’s Mike Riley. But did the Huskers get the right guy? With Bo Pelini’s dismissal still fresh in their minds, Huskers fans started a raging debate immediately after the Riley news broke, and that debate will stay hot right up until Nebraska’s season opener against BYU next Sept. 5.
Perlman: 'No other offers made' for coach : Lincoln, NE Journal Star
Members of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents learned of Mike Riley’s hiring as Husker football coach late Wednesday night, Regent Jim Pillen said Thursday.
So, that stuff about BERT, pretty much BS.
Nice Guys Finish First? | Hail Varsity
We know Mike Riley is nice, but here are the other ways he fits in perfectly at Nebraska.
Nebraska hired a good coach but can Mike Riley be a great recruiter? - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Mike Riley will have to tap his out-of-state resources to bring success into Nebraska.
Mike Riley embraces new challenge by becoming Nebraska's new coach - College Football - SI.com
Nice piece by SI.
In Mike Riley, Nebraska finds what it was searching for
The challenges are similar to Oregon State. The history and resources are not. And neither are the former coach and the new coach.
Mike Riley's departure for Nebraska an ominous sign for Beavers | CSN Northwest
You wanted him gone, OSU fans. You got your wish. Well, some of you wanted Mike Riley to leave. But to be fired, because he was clearly the problem in Corvallis. But Riley didn't get fired. He didn't resign. He left. And he left for a better place.
Chatelain: An improbable hire, but tabbing Riley shows Eichorst has guts - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos
In Mike Riley, the Huskers are bringing in someone with experience in maximizing talent.
Mirko Jurkovic commits to Ohio State - Land-Grant Holy Land
Breaking News: Mike Riley named New Head Coach at Nebraska - Off Tackle Empire
#Huskers, help us welcome Coach Mike Riley to the Big Red family! #GBR — Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) December 4, 2014 So that just happened... In what can only be summed up as a...
A whole lot of comments, that's what.
Faux Pelini's funny advice for new Nebraska coach Mike Riley - SBNation.com
How nice of him.
Ed Orgeron Very Interested In Nebraska Coaching Position - Conquest Chronicles
Former Trojan interim head coach Ed Orgeron wants a return to coaching. Could Nebraska and new head coach Mike Riley be an eventual destination for the recruiting guru and defensive line coach.
Canzano: 16 years after Oregon State football gang-rape allegation, Brenda Tracy steps from the shadows | OregonLive.com
Rape and college football: One horrible night gone terribly wrong takes a stunning turn toward redemption for local woman.
Interesting insight into what type of person Mike Riley is.
Mike Riley To Nebraska - Will Angry Nebraska Fans Create Their Own Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? - Barking Carnival
didn't see this one coming. And Husker fans are stunned. Mostly for what this hire suggests to them about where they sit in the major college football hierarchy and anger that they were not reunited with favorite son Scott Frost (currently OC at Oregon) who might lead them back to the glories of old with the college running spread offense of the new.
There's no chance in hell Jim Tressel is going to coach again anytime soon - Land-Grant Holy Land
This rumor seems to be still be circulating around corners of the Internet. Let's knock those down.
No idea why anyone anywhere ever thought Tressel was a realistic choice.
Michigan assistants told to stop recruiting, clean out offices - Maize n Brew
Brady Hoke's assistants were told to clear their offices and cease contact with recruits, per a Wolverine247 report.
Florida and Nebraska's head coaching vacancies are now filled, what does this mean for Michigan? - Maize n Brew
Arguably the three most "premier" vacancies that were available once the regular season was over were Florida, Nebraska and Michigan. Now that both Florida and Nebraska's spots are filled, what does this mean for Michigan?
Column: Harbaugh or no Harbaugh, the urgency to get this hire right is palpable - Maize n Brew
It is clear that Jim Harbaugh is the number one on the wish lists of the fan. But one factor remains true in this coaching search: Getting it right.
Could Les Miles Leave for Michigan? - And The Valley Shook
The answer may not be as simple as you think…
Will Muschamp the most widely sought name in 2014 coaching carousel - SBNation.com
The former Florida head coach is seeking a Lane Kiffin-style rehab. Here's a ranking of his possible destinations.
Newly Appointed College Football Playoff Committee's Votes Could Determine Our Fate - The Champaign Room
It all comes down to the CFB Playoff Committee...wonderful
Why Tevin Coleman Has Been More Impressive Than Melvin Gordon - The Crimson Quarry
Melvin Gordon’s season has been fantastic. However, IU’s own Tevin Coleman, while not having quite as good stats as Gordon, has been more impressive overall this year, and deserves serious Heisman consideration in his own right.
A Florida owner's manual for new head coach Jim McElwain - SBNation.com
You're walking into a very good situation. Relatively. Here's what you'll need to know.