The University of Nebraska fired head football coach Mike Riley after the Cornhuskers' blowout loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday meant they finished the regular season with a 4-8 record. Athletic director Bill Moos released a statement about the decision Saturday. Nebraska allowed 42 unanswered points in the second half in the 56-14 defeat. It marked the team's fourth consecutive loss and the sixth in its past seven contests after a 3-2 start to the campaign. Afterward, Riley told reporters he didn't have "any indication" about his job status but he hoped to receive an opportunity to keep rebuilding the Cornhuskers program.
Mike Riley Fired by Nebraska After Worst Record Since 1961
Bleacher Report | Nov 25