Nebraska fires Mike Riley after three mostly unsuccessful seasons

Nebraska fires Mike Riley after three mostly unsuccessful seasons

Nebraska fires Mike Riley after three mostly unsuccessful seasons

The school announced on Saturday morning that it had made a decision to part ways with Mike Riley.

Nebraska has fired head coach Mike Riley, effective immediately.

At his press conference Saturday afternoon, Moos was asked about one potential candidate to replace Riley: Scott Frost. He's in the heat of trying to win a conference championship, he's obviously a Nebraskan and he's getting a lot of attention from several other schools. Nebraska will move quickly in its search to secure a new head coach and Moos has appointed Assistant Coach Trent Bray, who coaches Husker linebackers, to serve as head coach in the interim. He said there will be time to speak to Frost.

Nebraska has not offered the job to anyone, which would includes Frost despite reports he's a "done deal" to return to Lincoln. I truly believe I'm exactly the right person to do this.

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Moos said he's now got a list of six coaches that he's considering as options to replace Riley, though he didn't name any specifically.

Nebraska is the latest college football program to make a coaching change.

Nebraska nearly certainly will turn to Central Florida Coach Scott Frost to replace Riley. Leach's success at relatively mediocre programs such as Texas Tech and Washington State could also lead some to say, "Just imagine the success he could have at a place like Nebraska?"

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