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Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by blacksheep on Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:23 pm

Who saw this one coming? Many OSU fans haven't been happy with him and were looking for a change, but Riley's contract would never have allowed OSU to fire him.

Now he's heading off to one of the better jobs in College Football. It's a great move for Riley, but quite surprising for Nebraska.

Hopefully Oregon State can land a good coach, but I'm not holding my breath. Is this a win for OSU? I certainly don't think so.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:47 pm

The breaking story:
http://www.sfgate.com/sports/college/article/Oregon-State-s-Mike-Riley-is-Nebraska-s-new-coach-5935117.php

Face it, Pelini acts like a bit of jerk at times....Riley is probably one of the nicest, most respected college coaches in America.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by up7587 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:03 pm

Several high-profile coach changes going on. Nebraska moved fast, and hired the anti-Pelini. Florida takes PilotRams' coach, and gives them $7M, after they couldn't lure away the Ol' Miss coach. Michigan is looking for their next savior, after they got rid of RichRod and failed with Hoke.

OSU will be interesting to watch. Do they hire a successful coach from a lower level, a retread coach with D1/Power 5 experience, or a hot coordinator with no HC experience?

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:45 pm

up7587 wrote:OSU will be interesting to watch. Do they hire a successful coach from a lower level, a retread coach with D1/Power 5 experience, or a hot coordinator with no HC experience?
I suspect the latter.....but is this man still available?


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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:15 pm

I suspect the Nebraska AD is a late addition to many Oregonians' Christmas card lists.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by pilotram on Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:07 pm

Biggest buyout in the history of college football. I call that a $ucce$$.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:49 pm

I was wondering what this was about.

@FauxPelini: BYE.

Fake Mike Riley is already up.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by up7587 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:53 pm

Geezaldinho wrote:I was wondering what this was about.

@FauxPelini: BYE.

Fake Mike Riley is already up.

Haha. Yeah, the FauxPelini twitter posts on the day Bo was let go are hilarious.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:54 pm

I hope Mike does better than the last time he left Corvalis.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:59 pm

@FauxPelini: OK, good luck I guess. If you have questions call me at 1-800-IM-GETTING-SEVEN-MILLION-DOLLARS-TO-NOT-WORK-SO-FIGURE-IT-OUT-YOURSELF-SUCKA.

Yeah. Seven million to write fake tweets. Some people have all the luck.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by pilotram on Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:41 pm

Gary Anderson to O-State.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by blacksheep on Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:34 pm

I wonder why anyone would move from Wisconsin to Oregon State. Unless of course the writing was on the wall after the drubbing they took in the Big 10 title game.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by up7587 on Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:38 pm

up7587 wrote:OSU will be interesting to watch. Do they hire a successful coach from a lower level, a retread coach with D1/Power 5 experience, or a hot coordinator with no HC experience?
Correct answer: none of the above. Floored that OSU could hire a successful Power 5 coach. He must hate the cold winters or something. Wisky has tremendous fan support, sold out stadium, great tradition. OSU, not so much.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:55 pm

Wisconsinite tradition is overrated. My old man played for them in the 30's.

In between then and this millennium they had Vanderkellen/Richter and little else.

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Re: Mike Riley to Nebraska

Post by pilotram on Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:34 pm

blacksheep wrote:I wonder why anyone would move from Wisconsin to Oregon State.  Unless of course the writing was on the wall after the drubbing they took in the Big 10 title game.

Maybe he had taken to motorcycle rides with 25 year old female interns?

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