Well folks, I think it's easy to say that Mike Riley's first appearance at Big Ten Media Days was, how do you say...#WINNING?
ICYMI: Mike Riley talked @Huskers football at #B1GMediaDay. Watch the full press conference. http://t.co/3O0S3Z99BH— Nebraska on BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) July 31, 2015
Nebraska's new head coach was a hit at media days. Sporting a new (buzz) cut because his wife told him "he'd look younger," he didn't draw as much attention as Harbaugh. And his answers probably weren't nearly as wacky as some of those from that Michigan guy, but he was thoughtful, genuine, and didn't bristle at questions regarding his title as "the nice guy."
Mike Riley's greatest quality? His ability to answer the "nicest guy in college football" question with sincerity over and over and over.— Dirk Chatelain (@dirkchatelain) July 31, 2015
Some of us on the staff put the O/U on the number of Bo Pelini questions that he was going to be asked at around 3.5, but surprisingly enough, about the only sort of related Pelini-esque question he was asked was about the culture. He answered that question...in stride.
Hell, I don't think the man even broke a sweat, but honestly, what do you expect from a consummate professional who's been doing this for 40 years and is more excited than he's ever been?
Make sure you give this a watch, folks. It is certainly worth it.