Nebraska has hired Oregon State's Mike Riley to be its new head football coach, and nearly everyone has been surprised by the news. Nobody saw this coming.
Riley, 61, has been leading the Beavers' program since 2003. He was previously in the NFL, as the New Orleans Saints' defensive backs coach in 2002 and the San Diego Chargers' head coach from 1999-2001. Prior to that, he spent two years leading Oregon State and before that, he was USC's offensive coordinator.
At USC, he coached Keyshawn Johnson. The former NFL great is a big fan of Nebraska's hire.
Riley is expected to be officially introduced as Nebraska's head coach during a Friday morning press conference. The Huskers' announced the news of the hire today on their Twitter account.