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Nebraska Football Has Fired Mike Riley After Three Years

Nebraska Football Has Fired Mike Riley After Three Years

Moos did not give a timeline for when the next Nebraska head football coach might be named, but said that they're now in a full-fledged search for the next head coach. Additionally, the Huskers were 12-14 in conference play during Riley's time at the helm.

Nebraska didn't quite move at Arkansas speed in deciding to fire Mike Riley, giving him almost 18 hours of employment after the Cornhuskers' season-ending 56-14 loss to Iowa (Bielema was sacked as he was walking off the field Friday).

Mike Riley waves goodbye.

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In a statement from the athletic department announcing the termination, Moos said the department wants to pursue a higher level of competitiveness for the program. Moos will talk with members of the media at 1 p.m. today (Nov. 25) in the West Memorial Stadium Don Bryant Press Box (Sixth Floor) and has begun the search for Nebraska's next head football coach.

"I expect to find a leader for our football program that will put our student-athletes in a position to compete for championships and grow as young men".

After the coaches and players meeting this morning, Quarterback Tanner Lee said we need to keep our heads up and keep moving forward. "I am confident our next coach will meet that standard".