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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
1
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
0
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
0
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
0
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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Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

I'll take the points and the Huskers

7

The Illinois game really shook me

9

I'll take the points and the Huskers

7 Comments
John Jordan
0
John Jordan

OU is susceptible to the long passing game. NU pulls out some stops on offense. D keeps it close. OU by 3.

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James Key
0
James Key

Im breaking out my 30yr old Number 7 jersey. Huskers by 7

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Matt Seiler
0
Matt Seiler

Spencer is a guy who’s easily rattled (get it?) and figures to throw a few picks if pressured. I still think we lose but Huskers can move the ball through the air and force a few TOs to keep this game within 14. Small chance they even pull out the W

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Mark Wane
0
Mark Wane

I watched the Tulane game and I think Buffalo is a good team that the D shutdown. Plus I went to school in the 90’s and want us so badly to step up on National tv. We are due!! Skers

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Mick Hanson
0
Mick Hanson

I drink all the Kool-aid, why not?

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Bob Berg
0
Bob Berg

Sooner's lose one game mid-season. Why not this one. Hopefully no one showed the Sooner team what Frost and company did to them in '96 and '97. We should play well for 3 quarters then their top guys may take over.

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The Illinois game really shook me

9 Comments
Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

It's likely at some point in the game we'll be down a score or two. Does this team have the mental toughness to fight and mount a comeback or will they fold? I just don't think the team has that kind of confidence in themselves yet.

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Ryan Moss
0
Ryan Moss

I can’t believe Nebraska fans have fallen so far that they discuss if they can’t beat the spread and not if they can beat OU.

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Terry Busch
0
Terry Busch

they have talent everywhere. We have a tiny bit of talent. It's a talent landslide.

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Sporty361
0
Sporty361

No way! IL lost big to an unrated Virginia team. Sooners will do whatever they want to do regarding score. Tired of us ‘rebuilding’ when we can’t beat teams that out recruit us every year. Don’t those teams have to rebuild? Simply put we are either terrible recruiters or terrible developers.

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Larry Smith
0
Larry Smith

Big REd is playing well below the Sooner's level. I just hope they can keep it at the 21 points and not get buried in a ten td avalanche.

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Steve Walker
0
Steve Walker

They are still playing pretty bad. Offensive line is still not blowing anyone off the ball. Defense is still not getting a pass rush. Secondary is not as good as advertised. Hopefully there will be improvement.

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USMC Sully
0
USMC Sully

we have been down this road too many times to think otherwise

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Wade Williams
0
Wade Williams

We are not there yet. We put too much pressure on an improving defense. If NU could some how score 40 they might have a chance at the end of the game but....I'll call it 48-27 OU.

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

I believe that means they beat the spread

Bryan Petersen
0
Bryan Petersen

Offensive line had yet to show we can run the ball between the tackles

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Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

No, it's just a distraction

2

Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

1

No, it's just a distraction

2 Comments
Darrell Bailey
0
Darrell Bailey

Lots of teams are doing the exact same thing. Make everyone else accountable before just punishing the Huskers.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

It's just a distraction, but it is the last thing we need right now. The timing of this news is extremely suspicious. Focus on taking care of business on the field and this will be ancient history in a month .

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Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

1 Comment
Ryan Moss
0
Ryan Moss

Frost is doing everything he can to try to get this program going again. That even means blatantly cheating and trying to cover up his cheating. This isn’t an oopsie, it’s desperation. Same with trying to run away from the OU game. He knows he’s in trouble and he just cost himself his buyout.

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