Mike Riley Fired at Nebraska After 3 Seasons
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Mike Riley Fired at Nebraska After 3 Seasons

November 25, 2017

The Mike Riley era at Nebraska is over after three seasons and 38 games.

New Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos announced the decision Saturday morning, a day after the Huskers loss to Iowa 56-14 to finish the season 4-8.

"Mike Riley has brought tremendous professionalism and energy to the Nebraska football program, but unfortunately, those attributes have not translated to on-field success,” Moos said in a statement. “After a thorough review of all aspects of our football program, I have chosen to move in a different direction.”

With Riley out, linebackers coach Trent Bray will serve as Nebraska's interim head coach. Moos will now turn his attention to securing the Huskers next head coach.

“I expect to find a leader for our football program that will put our student-athletes in a position to compete for championships and grow as young men," he said. "I am confident our next coach will meet that standard.”

Moos was scheduled to meet with the media at Memorial Stadium at 1 p.m. CT.

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