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1/12/2015

Are you satisfied with Mike Riley's staff choices so far?

57%
Yes WINNER

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43%
No

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57%
Yes

20 Comments
Nathan Turner
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Nathan Turner

This is how coaching works. A coach gets hired, brings in guys he's worked with in the past. No surprise many of them come from OSU. People need to chill out a bit and let this play out. He's never coached with Muschamp, nor Frost...what makes you think they will mesh?

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Peter Rygol
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Peter Rygol

I get a kick from those that say we will now be a middle tier team. really? That's where we are right now and have been for 10+ years.

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Glenda Felber
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Glenda Felber

I think development of the players is a key component by experienced college and pro coaches will be a tremendous help. I hope the players will be more disciplined and more aggressive in their play.

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Michael Burke
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Michael Burke

Lots of experience and he knows the guys he is getting.

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Dan Novak
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Dan Novak

As long as he keeps Ron Brown

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Karla Gade
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Karla Gade

we won't know until games are played. for now give 100% support!!

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Dennis Fritz
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Dennis Fritz

it was time to chang

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Bart Burroughs
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Bart Burroughs

He hasn't even officially taken the team over yet. give the guy some time before you start tearing his staff and decisions apart. I know it's a long winter but come on....

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Ron Huffman
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Ron Huffman

Mr Riley knows football. ..

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Matthew Lehechka
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Matthew Lehechka

RBs coach is NFL caliber (recruiting) OC is a QB guru (never had one before) Co-DC/DL coach (specializes in Runstuff) Keeping Coach Warren (recruiting) Young LBs coach (recruiting) Mike Riley: "I like to surround myself with people that are more talented than me, so they can really add to what I already do."

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

He's a smart guy. Let him surround himself with the people he needs.

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Chad Carolyn Lueders
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Chad Carolyn Lueders

Retaining Nebraska's DB coach and the OC hire are some of the highlights. Now it'd be great if Riley could find a role for Ron Brown!

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Robert Hegler
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Robert Hegler

Better than the last regime. Coaches who know how to coach. Will be interesting to see how they adapt to the talent they have and how they will manage the game. Also, interesting to see how they recruit.

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David Moshiri
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David Moshiri

Good grief, he is going to be a great HC at Nebraska. He has the right to assemble his staff to build a champion. It's the same in other programs, except they wish they had Mike Riley as football coach. GBR!

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Dan Cubrich
Dan Cubrich

I can guarantee you there isn't too many programs that wished they had Riley. He was on the hot seat at Oregon State for crying out loud.

brian schulte
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brian schulte

He knows what he's doing

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Chuck Siegel
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Chuck Siegel

Because he is far more qualified to make staff choices than I am or even (gasp) the media are.

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Arlie Rauch
0
Arlie Rauch

Why not? My not knowing them and their chemistry contributes nothing to their validity.

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Ron Bonebright
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Ron Bonebright

I feel Mike Riley is a good addition to the Huskers. The coaching staff has a lot experience which is one thing that Bo's staff lacked. Proof will be the start of next season.

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Daniel Revas
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Daniel Revas

I like the experience,though I wish they had retained Coach Kaz.

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Todd Meedel
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Todd Meedel

so far so good, still working it out....

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43%
No

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Brian M Wilson
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Brian M Wilson

Ron Brown, being added, will change my mind!

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Michael Morkert
Michael Morkert

i agree with Bryan.

Gordon Sherman
8
Gordon Sherman

Not done? Who is the DC ?

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Greg Wulfekuhl
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Greg Wulfekuhl

Wish he would have taken the opportunity to bring in the best coaches in the country, rather then just bring in his entire staff from OSU.

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Rob Powers
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Rob Powers

Too much sticking with the same guys he is familiar with instead of getting the best guys available.

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Joseph Schumacher
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Joseph Schumacher

Cavanaugh is only one I like. Risky move bringing in his previous pals. If conference titles don't become quick reality, pressure will fall down quickly. Don't understand passing on Ed Orgeron.

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Jason Smith
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Jason Smith

GOD NO - Smiley Riley will make the Huskers a bottom tier BG10 team in just a couple of years. What a waste of time. Did you see that DC hire? - Defense last year was rated 96th!!!!!! WE WANT BO BACK.......

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Joel A. De Ford
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Joel A. De Ford

None of them, including the head coach, has proven that he can win

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Matthew Joseph Cave
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Matthew Joseph Cave

I thought we hired the Oregon State Coach. Not a "regurgitation" of the 2009 Oregon State coaching staff plus a few of his buddies.

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Visitor
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Visitor

Wow Riley has brought all of his Oregan St recruits! What a home run!!

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Dan Cubrich
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Dan Cubrich

I hope I'm wrong, but I can smell another Callahan like debacle coming up. I used to post on another site and some of those hacks think Riley is going to be our savior. Boy are they going to be disappointed!

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Sean Fluharty
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Sean Fluharty

Too many old buddies and friends, instead of assembling the 'elite' staff we were led to believe would be assembled.

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Keith Petrie
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Keith Petrie

Their record speaks for itself!

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Places InYour Heart
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Places InYour Heart

I wish there is a 3rd option: "Neutral" Wish he would had hired better defensive staff If not he better let them go. Even Bob Stoops let his own brother Mike goes

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Larry Baumann
1
Larry Baumann

Nothing but Oregon State Hacks!

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Spot Ify
1
Spot Ify

Seems like he's simply relocating his old staff from OSU, albeit with nice raises. They may be good, but not super impressed so far with a few exceptions...Reggie Davis from the 49ers is a super addition and Langsdorf should be solid. Both should be able to go recruit with the best of them.

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Kent A. Lang
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Kent A. Lang

The entire staff sucks.

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Mark Meston
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Mark Meston

I think Riley will doom us to middle tier of the B1G. Competitive games against Iowa and Minnesota while tOSU, Michigan and Michigan State compete for B1G and National titles.

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John J. Walker
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John J. Walker

Coach Ron Brown is the face of Husker football for me. Here's hoping the new coach finds a place for him. He represents something even more than the game. John J. Walker, BS from NU in 1958, Ph.D. in Chemistry Ga Tech

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Michael Morkert
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Michael Morkert

building a Nebraska program is more than just hiring friends and people you have worked with before. We need coaches that will build a Husker program. Offense and defense used to dictate the game...now i hear..."take what the defense gives us"...we need Husker football to return!

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Geraldo Boru Brew
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Geraldo Boru Brew

We had an opportunity to recruit some talented coaches who would give us pull in the east, south and west. Coach Riley is a nice guy, but as the CEO of the program you have to recognize we need national recruiting and a mix of coaches who balance the cast of characters. For example, Bo did not hire strong OC, and DC when he had the opportunity and that, along with his temper was his foil.

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Brian Miller
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Brian Miller

I can't really say good or bad at this point but am rather underwhelmed, thought he would bring in some named talent, not just bring in the staff that went .500 every year with him and give them a raise since his wallet is fatter. Give it time but the new DC had defenses that were on par or worse than Papuchis.

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Dan Buell
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Dan Buell

Would like to see Brown retained. Should have kept at least one other NU assistant. There are no ties to what Husker football is all about.

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David chilen
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David chilen

Would have like to see a big move on d-cord side. I understand wanting coaches you are comfortable with but need some wow factor

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Was Trev Alberts correct in keeping Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg for another year?

Was Trev Alberts correct in keeping Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg for another year?

Yes

3

No

0

Yes

3 Comments
Tom Nelsen
0
Tom Nelsen

Give him time to see if he can figure out a winning formula here. It's not like anyone else has been successful. Not much to lose. It's too bad there has been so little success. I think Husker fans would be overly supportive of the program especially with some improvement.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

Let's face it. With a few rare exceptions, Husker basketball has never been better than mediocre at best. Let's give Fred plenty of runway to turn things around. We certainly don't have much to lose (pun not intended).

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Linda Ogren
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Linda Ogren

Just needs players that play DEFENCE they all know offence

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No

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Do you think Trev Alberts was correct to push for the coaching staff changes before season end?

Do you think Trev Alberts was correct to push for the coaching staff changes before season end?

It was right to do sooner than later

5

Should have waited until season was over

1

It was right to do sooner than later

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Richard L. Owen
1
Richard L. Owen

The defense has made progress. The offense not so much. The real problem is Frost's dedication to Martinez. Adrian is a great guy, but his minuses exceed his pluses.

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Toby Leach
0
Toby Leach

The production was there from those coaches. Better to make the decision then, so you can still have a positive impact with recruiting.

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Randy Wolf
0
Randy Wolf

I imagine the transfer portal had a lot to do with the timing.

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Nate Stineman
0
Nate Stineman

It had to be done and it clear that things are going to happen at NU.

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Frank Johnson
0
Frank Johnson

The team was not going to become better with their existing staff. Make the cut and start improving.

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Should have waited until season was over

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

If you are not going to make new hires before the end of the season anyway, what was the purpose in firing them now? It will be interesting to see how the offense performs, but I can't see this as beneficial.

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