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Mike Riley to Nebraska

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BuffAlum2007, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. BuffAlum2007

    BuffAlum2007 Well-Known Member

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  4. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I thought he'd retire a Beaver. Why Nebraska?
     
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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    He had pretty well maxed out what he could do with the Beavers.

    Nebraska isn't what it used to be but they have huge resources. A guy like Riley may look at that situation and think he can get them into NC contention.

    And I'm sure that the nubs didn't insult him with the contract offer either.
     
  8. NW Buff

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    This is very true but I'm not sure it will work. Riley has a very "aw shucks" attitude in pressers, win or lose. I'm not sure that'll go over well in Lincoln after a loss.
     
  9. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Holy Moly, Mike Riley to NU. Did not see that one coming. HUGE. IMO, Mike Riley is probably one of the best in the business, definitely top three. Excellent hire by the Corn.
     
  10. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    riley is a great hire, indeed. they are going to be a tough out in a couple years when we play them. that's what a "home run" hire looks like.
     
  11. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    This is a good hire, IMO. Riley is completely opposite of Pelini. Can't blame Nebraska here. Will be interesting who Riley brings in for his assistants. He's not a world beater on the recruiting trail, but the guy can coach with the best.
     
  12. Kameltosis

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    Have to disagree. Terrible hire.

    Stupid
     
  13. CUBUFF80

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    I went over to one of the corn boards and they are stunned. Think it's a horrible hire and the AD should be fired. ****ing idots.
     
  14. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Did you expect Saban, Harbaugh or Miles? Get real man.
     
  15. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Wow - trade a coach who wins 9 games every year for a coach who loses almost 9 games every year.

    Good move for Riley. After going 5-7 in 2014, Oregon state has non-conference games at Michigan (2015) at Minnesota (2016) and had Boise on the schedule in 2016 as well. He picked a good time to leave.


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  16. Kameltosis

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    With all the resources and all the talk of what the AD didn't like in Pelini...we hire a 2 and 7 conference coach from the bottom of the PAC who's only quality win was ASU this year and almost lost to you guys. He's barely over.500 and his bowl wins are unimpressive, he sucked dick in the NFL, hasn't won a conference championship and hasn't come close since 2008.

    Like seriously WTF

    So pissed right now.
     
  17. CUBUFF80

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    Without Riley OSU is a total bottom feeder (and will be again). You guys will look pretty good in a 2-3 years.
     
  18. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    I'm just wow...never saw that coming
     
  19. absinthe

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    Mike Riley to Nebraska (Breaking out since it directly effects a Pac team)

    place holder - please use this thread to discuss this while i figure out where the **** the other posts went
     
  20. Kameltosis

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    No I expected a coach with AT LEAST a winning record on the year we hire him. No, wait....what was I thinking. Let's can a guy who beat Georgia in a bowl game last year and gets to go to another new years day bowl again this year and hire a guy who didn't get one at all.

    Logical.
     
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    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    gotta agree with kamel, 7 years ago this would have been a great hire.
     
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    Riley is a good coach. Anyone who did what he did at OSU should get a statue made of them. It will be interesting how he recruits to Nebraska. That has been his Achilles heel.
     
  23. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    Wow um...wow i never saw this coming... Just um wow
     
  24. Alfred91

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    What is Riley thinking leaving a place where he was effectively coach for life for a place where they will immediately hate him if he doesn't change his whole offense?

    This might sound like a Buff hating on the Nubs, but in the final analysis, he's got no more chance at the CFP in Lincoln than he did in Corvallis. It's a has-been program.
     
  25. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    With Riley, the Cougars have occasionally (like this year) been bottom feeders.

    Riley has done some good things - but if I was a fan of a team used to winning 9+ games each year and my AD hired a guy who is 29-33 over the past five years (with only 2 winning seasons in that span) - I wouldn't be thrilled.



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  26. Buffnik

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    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska has hired Mike Riley to lead its football program.
    Riley, 61, comes from Oregon State, at which he coached since 2003 after a three-year stint as coach of the San Diego Chargers.
    "It is truly an honor to join the University of Nebraska family," Riley said in a statement released by Nebraska. "Though we love Corvallis and Oregon State, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to coach at one of the nation's most storied football programs and I can't wait to get started."
    Riley will be introduced at a news conference on Friday morning at Memorial Stadium. The coach will begin work immediately, but he will not be involved in bowl preparation.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football...aska-hires-mike-riley-replace-fired-bo-pelini

    For CU, the thing we want to watch most closely is what coaches Riley brings with him from OSU and who gets let go at Nebraska. There is some serious assistant coaching talent on both staffs and MacIntyre may have some opportunities here.

     
  27. Jens1893

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    Huh?

    Stick to the Big 12, dude.
     
  28. josef

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    Tell that to Dennis Erickson and notre dame. Seriously though I am shocked by this.

    (this was supposed to quote the bottom feeder comment but Im an idiot)
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  29. BuffTuba

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    beat me to it. It's the Beavs, not the Cougs.
     
  30. Kameltosis

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    He didn't do ****! He left to go suck asshole in the NFL and Erickson came in and did just as well if not better. He did ok a few years after coming back but they suck again. They sucked before that because it was the 90s and football was different back then. The powerhouses of yesteryear have given way to the internet and standardized training and facilities.

    Terrible.
     

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