Nebraska’s AD Bill Moos appears to be keeping Mike Riley around for the rest of the year.
Nebraska was blown out by Minnesota this past Saturday, 54-21, and Cornhuskers fans are clamoring for a coaching change in Lincoln. It doesn’t look like it’ll be happening in the next week or two.
Monday, Nebraska AD Bill Moos said that head coach Mike Riley “deserves” to finish out the 2017 season. He also made it clear he doesn’t have anyone waiting in the wings to announce right now anyway.
“It’s not like I’ve got a coach to hire this afternoon at 3:30,” Moos said Monday. “Mike Riley deserves to finish the 2017 season. That’s how I operate.”
“I’ve got a coach. He’s got a staff,” Moos said. “We’ve got players. All that’s in place. I don’t think there’s anything gained by breaking up that furniture, even though it’s not producing like we want it to.”
Riley, in three seasons with the Cornhuskers, has a 19-17 record with a 12-12 mark in-conference. It’s looking less likely every week that he’ll get the chance to return for a fourth season.