MIKE RILEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nebraska ‘parts ways’ with DL coach Hank Hughes

With the start of spring ball just around the corner, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will have to fill a vacancy on the coaching staff. In a statement on Friday, the Cornhuskers announced that defensive line coach Hank Hughes will not return to his position for the 2016 college football season. Head coach Mike Riley commented on the late staff shakeup. “I want to thank Hank for his...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Riley announces departure of Nebraska DL coach Hank Hughes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Hank Hughes is out as Nebraska's defensive line coach. Cornhuskers coach Mike Riley announced in a statement Friday that Hughes wouldn't return. Riley thanked Hughes for his hard work and contributions. Riley, who's entering his second year at Nebraska, said he would look for ''a great coach, teacher and recruiter to enhance our defense.'' Before joining Riley...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Announces Defensive Line Coach Hank Hughes Will Not Return To Program

Nebraska defensive line coach Hank Hughes will not return to the team, the program announced this afternoon.  Hughes joined Mike Riley’s staff in 2014 after serving as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Cincinnati. He’s previously coached at Connecticut and Memphis.  Nebraska ranked 80th in the country in sacks in 2015.  Per Mike Riley, defensive line coach...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Nebraska’s 2016 Recruiting Class: National Signing Day Recap

Mike Riley’s first full recruiting cycle as Nebraska’s head coach is over.  How’d it go? Much better than his first regular season with the Huskers.  The Lincoln, Neb. program closed strong, snagging a couple of four-stars late in the process and finishing with the No. 24 class in the country per 247 Sports. The Huskers have 21 commitments – five four-stars and 16 three...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska 4-Star QB Commit Patrick O’Brien Responds To Huskers’ QB Transfer

Nebraska’s football program landed a quarterback transfer on Saturday. The Huskers received a pledge from former Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee, who has to sit out next season and has one year of eligibility remaining.  Patrick O’Brien, a four-star Nebraska quarterback commit in the 2016 class, responded to the news on Twitter.  His thoughts: bring on the competition.  Competition...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cool Twitter Graphic Shows Where Nebraska Coaches Are Recruiting Today

Since he took over as head coach last year, Nebraska’s Mike Riley has made it a point to be keep the public up to speed regarding where he and his staff will be out recruiting.  Today, he dropped another Twitter graphic showing where he and his coaches are going to be today. Looks like Riley is in the Garden State, presumably checking in with four-star defensive end commit Quayshon...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  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

Riley shows why patience paid off as Huskers take it to UCLA

All good things come to those who wait — who hasn’t heard a parental unit or two say those things to a kid growing up? It apparently also applied to the first year of the Mike Riley era at Nebraska. With a 37-29 victory over the UCLA Bruins in the Foster Farms Bowl on Saturday night, Riley erased a lot of bad feelings by pulling off perhaps the most unexpected of upsets. The...
Via Talking 10
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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