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Do you have faith in second-year head coach Mike Riley?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
11/25/2016

Do you have faith in second-year head coach Mike Riley?

68%
Yes WINNER

25

32%
No

13

68%
Yes

25 Comments
Scott Lausterer
17
Scott Lausterer

I believe Riley and his staff are very competent in developing and recruiting players. The coaches and players will be much more familiar with each other this year, and the players will buy in.

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Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas

When does he show that development side? He never did at OSU, he definitely had better recruits than Boise, yet never was at Boise's level.

Peter Campbell
2
Peter Campbell

At least 3 of the losses last year were just dumb luck or play and nothing to do with his coaching (Iowa, Wisconsin, and Miami, but probably BYU too). He's recruiting like a madman, and his offense this year, barring injury, is going to be a force to contend with. I can't wait for the season!

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Places InYour Heart
2
Places InYour Heart

You must be blind if you don't see the improvement

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Louis German
1
Louis German

With his players he will do well soon !!!!

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Andrew LaFevre
1
Andrew LaFevre

Mike Riley knows are to coach and gameplan and last year was a mutiny that sadly had to happen

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Gene Baker
0
Gene Baker

The proof is seen last year. The team never gave up, and actually played better at the end of the season against the best. They beat UCLA, beat Iowa in every way but the score, they beat Michigan State, should of beat Wisconsin and Illinois, the team just never quit, and I attribute that to MR & sta

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Kevin P. Miller
0
Kevin P. Miller

Number one is how well respected he is by other elite coaches and players whose opinions I value. Two, is that his coaches that came to NU to coach on his staff all wanted to coach with him enough to leave where they were at the time he asked them... and some of those guys had pretty good NFL jobs!

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Visitor
0
Visitor

I like the general direction of the program and think he runs a tight ship yet is relatable to young guys still and able to recruit with charisma I think we're destined for big things

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Wober Wobers
0
Wober Wobers

I like his chances. He'll make this right.

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Vaden Fuller
0
Vaden Fuller

just trying be optimistic

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Kevin Hamilton
0
Kevin Hamilton

Year one behind us, recruiting on a major upswing, don't expect miracles this year but I do expect to see improvements!

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Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas

You may be sorely disappointed

Danny Baker
0
Danny Baker

He knows what he is doing and as the right mind set to suit Nebraska. Him and his staff are also great recruiters.

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Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas

Please explain how he knows what he is doing. Did you not see the consistent gaffes on clock management and play calling last year?

Loren Wissmann
0
Loren Wissmann

He is doing things the right way and has outstanding assistant coaches with him

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Keith Petrie
0
Keith Petrie

I'll give him this year to prove that he isn't what his record at OSU shows. GBR!

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Blake Nelson
0
Blake Nelson

Because Riley can coach and recruit!!!

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John Wacker
0
John Wacker

Building a great foundation for the future!

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Michael McKain
0
Michael McKain

Recruiting is going well. Coach Riley and his staff are not intimidated by other schools going after top recruits. Vibe seems positive around the program.

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Alan Blackburn
0
Alan Blackburn

He's very knowledgeable in relationships, the game, let's hold the players accountable for once!

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David MacKay
0
David MacKay

Well I'm gonna be a yes/no kind of guy...there is no doubt from the onset that it looks like Riley is gonna give us excitement in the recruiting world however his and his staff's management of the game play left a lot to be desired last year...so let's get that fixed and as always GO BIG RED!!!!

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 Jim Jones
0
Jim Jones

I have full confidence in Coach Riley

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Scott Bisarek
0
Scott Bisarek

I think that he is evaluating the team and coaches daily. he is not afraid to make changes and evolve.

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Isaiah Skrdla
Isaiah Skrdla

His system doesn't seem to have evolved at all. Ran the same plays at Oregon St. as he did last year reguardless of tallent set.

James Wieker
0
James Wieker

I think there is more that needs to be seen, but I think he is headed in the write direction. Whether or not he can win championships are not remains to be seen. I think year 2 will be a huge gage because the biggest leap is always from year one to year two.

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John Gibson
0
John Gibson

He inherited a broken team that had continued meddling after they were fired. He is a long time coach who appears to 'get' football and Nebraska and the recruiting and player comments reflect a team that is moving in a positive direction.

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Chris Norlem
0
Chris Norlem

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, as long as he shows more clock intelligence this year and wins at least most of the close ones.

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Jerry Williams
0
Jerry Williams

His recruiting has been good, the team seems to have made a transition with the new coaching staff, he changed the defense line coach when he felt change was needed and made a good hire. Good with the press and has student interest.

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Mark Dennis
0
Mark Dennis

I think he can and will recruit far better than our previous coach. He seems willing to make what ever changes are need to be successful here.,such as the hiring of our new DL coach and firing the previous on

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32%
No

13 Comments
Stephen Douglas
6
Stephen Douglas

History repeats itself, he's a mediocre coach, has been throughout his career.

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Isaiah Skrdla
2
Isaiah Skrdla

Proof is in the pudding not the koolaid.

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Lucas Evan Flowerday
2
Lucas Evan Flowerday

Mike Riley has only won in Canada as a head coach, he is recruiting as well as pelini who everyone said recruited poorly and with the exception of the charity bowl game failed to adapt to personnel

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Stephen Johnson
1
Stephen Johnson

There was a huge problem with pass defense during 2015. No real changes on a defense ranked 122 out of 125 teams. The offense just needs to score 75 points a game.

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Fred Gibson
1
Fred Gibson

Haven't seen enough yet. Face it, he is a career .500 coach. He seems to be recruiting well though

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T David Andrew M
1
T David Andrew M

Expecting a bird to change its feathers is pretty tough to do, If our defense hasn't improved it almost doesn't matter how much the offense does, we will be below .500 again. This coaching staff has only demonstrated poor choices in the past.

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Kevin Gress
1
Kevin Gress

He has a resume and while he's shown he can put together a good season, he can't seem to do it consistently.

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Terry Darnall
0
Terry Darnall

So far Riley hasn't proved his staff can win. So, my guess is they might get lucky some year, but Riley's teams do not win on a regular basis.

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Jc Clark
0
Jc Clark

He has a proven track record from OSU. He is already a known commodity. In five years I would expect 2 Big Ten West championships, and no big bowl wins.

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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

3

Should have waited until season was over

1

It was right to do sooner than later

3 Comments
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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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

1 Comment
Randy Weitzenkamp
0
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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Are the problems the Huskers have had closing out games more due to scheme or execution issues?

Are the problems the Huskers have had closing out games more due to scheme or execution issues?

The schemes

0

Lack of execution on the field

1

The schemes

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Lack of execution on the field

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Bill Mussman
0
Bill Mussman

In just 2 years UCF implemented Frost's offense and was executing it FLAWLESSLY...but they still look like the Keystone cops in year 4 at Nebraska..

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