MIKE RILEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Riley says Huskers hit their marks in 20-man recruit class

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley said the Cornhuskers hit their marks in signing three wide receivers and four offensive linemen in their 20-man class Wednesday. The Cornhuskers landed five players rated as four-star recruits by 247sports.com, and three of them already are on campus as January enrollees. The Huskers also signed four defensive linemen after a strong...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Cornhuskers' Riley fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley has fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker, whose unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers' most important games. Riley also announced Wednesday that defensive backs coach Brian Stewart and director of player personnel Ryan Gunderson are leaving the program to pursue other opportunities. Banker coached with Riley for 20 years...
Via Associated Press
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska regent wants players kicked off team for kneeling during anthem

On Saturday, three Nebraska football players continued the trend of players kneeling during the National Anthem. Thus far, the reaction has been mostly negative. Nebraska senior linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey, who was one of the three players that knelt, told the media Monday about the racist feedback he’s been receiving since his decision prior to Nebraska’s game against Northwestern...
Via The Comeback
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Rape survivor shares her story with Nebraska football players

At a time when the sports world is littered with headlines regarding acts of domestic violence and sexual assault off the football field, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley finally worked out a time and place to deliver on a promise to share a unique perspective with his players in Lincoln. Riley invited Brenda Tracy, a survivor of gang-rape by four men at Oregon State, to share her...
Via The Comeback
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Bowl makes Mike Riley believer in power of run at Nebraska

The end of coach Mike Riley's first season at Nebraska has left him and the fan base excited about the possibilities for 2016. Getting into a bowl game with five regular-season wins turned out to be the most fortuitous thing for the Cornhuskers (6-7). That's because their 37-29 Foster Farms Bowl win over UCLA on Saturday served as a trial run for the physical style of offense Riley...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The B1G uglies – which division leader might stumble?

Three writers that can’t quite agree on anything are ready to sling mud at one another once again in a three part weekly roundtable after a way too long hiatus.. It’s time for Phil Harrison, Bart Doan, and Terry Johnson to solve the world’s problems one first down at a time in the heartland. It’s the weekly B1G Uglies – Part 2 of 3. Question: Which Division Leader Has...
Via The Student Section
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Riley listed for sale on Nebraska Craigslist

By Matt Hladik This has been a rough year for Nebraska football. The proud program is 3-6, with most of those losses coming in gut-punching fashion.  There’s already some whispers about first-year head coach Mike Riley being on the hot seat. In fact, there’s an ad on the Lincoln, Neb. Craigslist putting Riley up for sale.  Yes, you read that correctly. Don’t believe us...
Via College Spun
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska AD gives Mike Riley vote of confidence

Things are heating up in Lincoln. On Saturday, Mike Riley’s Cornhuskers did the unthinkinable — they lost to Purdue. Despite being in his first year, some Nebraska fans are already done with Riley’s tenure as coach. Today, athletic director Shawn Eichorst wrote a letter to the fan base, apologizing for the team’s performance against the lowly Boilermakers, and essentially...
Via College Spun
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska captain tells crowd 'I'm sorry we suck'

The Mike Riley era at Nebraska could’ve gotten off to a better start. The Huskers are now 2-3 after falling to Illinois Saturday 14-13.  According to multiple reporters on-scene, Huskers senior offensive lineman Alex Lewis told the fans “I’m sorry we suck” as he walked off the field in Champaign, Ill. He was reportedly smiling and blowing kisses to the crowd as he said...
Via College Spun
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Riley explains questionable pass play on third down

Nebraska lost another close one Saturday night, and this time around, it was a questionable decision that did the Cornhuskers in. With 55 seconds to play, a 13-7 lead and the ball on Illinois’ 27-yard-line, quarterback Tommy Armstrong threw an incomplete pass, stopping the clock for the Illini. Armstrong then threw another incomplete pass on fourth down, and Illinois got the ball...
Via College Spun
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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