Canned Corn: Nebraska Fires Mike Riley

By RLR Staff on November 25, 2017 at 12:12 pm
Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Mike Riley looks down during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half at Memorial Stadium. Wisconsin won 38-17.
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Mike Riley is out as Nebraska's head coach after three 'eh' seasons in Lincoln.

Cornhuskers Athletic Director Bill Moos axed Riley one day after the Iowa Hawkeyes sideswiped Nebraska, 56-14, capping a 4-8 season. In his three seasons at Nebraska, Riley finished 19-19 overall and under .500 (12-14) in the Big Ten.

"Riley has brought professionalism and energy to the Nebraska football program, but unfortunately, those attributes have not translated to on-field success," Moos said in a statement.

Penn State rolled up on Nebraska two weeks ago in a Senior Day match-up. The Nittany Lions won 56-44 at Beaver Stadium, racking up 609 total yards and eight touchdowns.

Nebraska will hold a 1 p.m. press conference to discuss the firing. Is new coaching free agent BERT BIELEMA a candidate in Lincoln? STAY TUNED.