Nebraska fires football head coach Mike Riley after 4-8 season

Hope Soto
November 26, 2017

During a Saturday afternoon news conference, University of Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said he dismissed Coach Mike Riley around 9 a.m. Moos said the program had too many blow out losses and he expects to build a program that can post at least eight wins a year.

After consulting with university leaders, Moos made a decision to seek a new coach for the storied football program, which finished with a 4-8 record this season, the team's fewest wins since 1961.

Iowa finishes the regular season 7-5 overall and now awaits its bowl destination.

Moos said Nebraska is now in a "full-fledged coaching search", and will be looking for the best fit.

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Now, fans and players are left to wait and wonder who could be the next head coach of the Huskers. 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.

"Scott Frost is a very good football coach". 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. But Nebraska likely will be competing with Florida for Frost's services.

Moos was later asked if Frost is his priority, to which he responded, "I don't have a priority right now". "I am confident our next coach will meet that standard".

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