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Should Mike Riley have been given a fourth season at Nebraka?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
12/31/2017

Should Mike Riley have been given a fourth season at Nebraka?

26%
Yes

2

74%
No WINNER

33

26%
Yes

2 Comments
David Harvey
7
David Harvey

to keep the 'winning streak" of bad decisions of the last 20 years continuing!! Goodby Mr. Riley.

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John O'Reilly
5
John O'Reilly

3 years not enough time. Won't find better coaching experience. Won't find better overall package.

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74%
No

33 Comments
Travis Stewart
11
Travis Stewart

As much as I liked Riley it seemed clear that the program was falling apart and not headed in the right direction. I cannot believe that another few years would have really made a difference.

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Alan J Farrell
3
Alan J Farrell

Riley was a good man. A nice man. But, none of that seemed to transfer to a winner. Since I was a freshman in high school (1958) has the program looked this morbid.

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Gary Lee Wubbels
2
Gary Lee Wubbels

He shouldn't have been given a 2nd season. He hi-jacked our football program, a total fraud.

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Jay Brown
1
Jay Brown

Riley should never, ever had been selected in the first place!

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Visitor
1
Visitor

It's time for a "Frosty" change in Husker Land.

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

There is no way Moos could have sold a 4th year to the NU fan base, even if he had wanted to. I mean 4-8 in your 3rd year?? I think this was already done, unofficially, when Eichorst was let go!

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Roger Nicolaus
0
Roger Nicolaus

His assistant coaches sank his ship

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Robert Stewart
0
Robert Stewart

Coach Reilly is a great guy, level head. But his team lacked passion and fire. You never knew whether or not they were going to come out of the locker room. You could see it in the body language of the players, they were defeated from the first game.

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crimprof
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crimprof

He should not have been given a third season. No energy. No communication with his coaches, players, or the fans. Definitely a duck out of water. Hopefully, they will take him back and reduce our buy-out.

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Bob Crockford
0
Bob Crockford

You need a reason? Really? This "nice" guy cannot coach football, period! Hey, I've been called a nice guy, but that doesn't make me the expert at what I may have done in the past! Sadly, MR has proven, once again, "nice" guys finish last!! Go figure!

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Jason Heck
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Jason Heck

At the beginning of the season I was thinking he should, with a new coordinator and all. As the season went on though, there was no improvement and no fire from him or the players. He needed to go.

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Jamie Clinton
0
Jamie Clinton

Good Guy, not the correct hire.

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Joel Walnut
0
Joel Walnut

The team had lost their desire to win and didn't even seem to want to be on the field. It was time for Mike to go.

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Visitor
0
Visitor

I lost respect for Riley yesterday saying he should be allowed to come back. It is okay to be a nice guy, but I have a problem with delusionally nice. How low does the guy want to sink the program?

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Bob Crockford
Bob Crockford

Yeah, I had the same reaction: delusional, at best! You would have to be in self denial to think you should come back, after having the worst record at Nebraska, since forever!!

Larry Boyer
0
Larry Boyer

A 4 win season is not good enough. His team is worse this year than the first year. Should he be given another couple of years, maybe he could turn things around. Nebraska fans are not that patient. The coaching job at Nebraska is a tough one, but that is how it is.

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Dx Miller
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Dx Miller

Mike Riley is a class act. I wanted him to succeed at Neb. But his program was going in the wrong direction, and at $2M/yr that is liability NU cannot afford. Thank you for restoring dignity to NU.

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RC Hansen
0
RC Hansen

I really like Mike Riley because he was that calm person needed in any situation. I believe he tried to make Nebraska a better program. Unfortunately, it didn't translate on the field. I wish him and his family the best.

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Thomas Whistler
0
Thomas Whistler

When we are going down hill every season then Mike Riley was not the man for the jog. Though I liked him and his professionalism, he was not the right man for Nebraska and the type of players we recruit.

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Rich Leffler
0
Rich Leffler

because the team was and not progressing. Riley was to nice

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Mark Eiserman
0
Mark Eiserman

19-19 Is unacceptable! As nice a guy as he is.

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Johnny Joyce
0
Johnny Joyce

I saw no improvement year over year. As nice a guy Riley is, he was not the right guy for Nebraska. 50/50 coach wins only 50% of his games. In his time as a Husker he is 19-19. Right on schedule.

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Brad Bredenkamp
0
Brad Bredenkamp

Mid season I was for giving him one more season, but the performances from OSU on have been steadily worse and it's obvious he isn't recognizing that he and his staff are not developing linemen effectively, and are not bringing conditioning, discipline, toughness or heart to the program.

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Gary Korisko
0
Gary Korisko

Super nice guy - but you just cannot get worse each year - even while installing a new system. Time to move on.

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Roger Moellendorf
0
Roger Moellendorf

It wasn't going to be any better next season.

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Dan Tweedy
0
Dan Tweedy

Nice guys finish last. This was a head scratcher of a hire from the start.

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David Shields
0
David Shields

The guy is very personable, but you're the HC (CEO) of the football team and you must deliver a quality product. The days of patience are over. Turn the page, trust in the AD to do his job to produce a quality product or he'll be let go too. It's the sate of big business NCAA football.

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Tyler Brooks
0
Tyler Brooks

sub 500 in your third year is a big red flag. I liked him and believed in him, until halfway through this year. When Diaco's defense couldn't stop anyone I knew it was over, whether he fired the O-line coach or not.

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Gearld Wolff
0
Gearld Wolff

No progression toward a division, let alone conference title. No adjustments. No improvements. It seems like we should have been more competitive both last year and this year. Langsdorf, Cavanaugh and Diaco were bad hires.

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Rizeabuv Yorzelf
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Rizeabuv Yorzelf

MR&Inc were amazing Backfield recruiters, the best we ever had, but they could not 'coach up' existing (good) talent. You have to have great recruiting and great coaching to be relevant in Big10. I was pissed we went after MR with his record instead of SF, post BP. Told SF not ready yet. Ready now.

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Allen Walrich
0
Allen Walrich

The standard was set long ago. Like the patch on the jerseys says a winning tradition. Losers leave. Let the wining ways return!

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Randy Wolf
0
Randy Wolf

Nebraka? Sadly I agree with the Moos decision. Good recruiting but that was about it. His QB who passed at 54% completion rate did not improve. He hired a Connecticut guy as a DC and was surprised at the result.

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How many regular-season games will Scott Frost's Huskers win in 2022?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
14 days left

How many regular-season games will Scott Frost's Huskers win in 2022?

Seven or more

2

Six or fewer

3

Seven or more

2 Comments
Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

I struggled with this decision. We have talent, but that hasn't been our problem recently. Execution, special teams and the O-line have been our Achille's heal (in that order). If we can improve in 2 of these areas, it should be enough to get us 7 wins.

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Al Wenburg
0
Al Wenburg

I think our offense will score a lot more points than last year and the defense will shut more teams down on 3rd downs.

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Six or fewer

3 Comments
Mike Petersen
0
Mike Petersen

I think we may have to win one of the last four tough games to be bowl eligible.

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Rolland Holliday
0
Rolland Holliday

Tough teams on the schedule, and Scott has not proven his coaching abilities as of yet.

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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
0
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
0
Linda Ogren

Just needs players that play DEFENCE they all know offence

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No

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