Coaching rumors: Nebraska ‘destined’ to get rid of Mike Riley, says Pat Forde

With a new AD in Bill Moos, it seems Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s days as the Huskers leader are numbered.

Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde said it’s “destined” Riley is going to get let go by Nebraska. Riley is in his third season as the Huskers coach and is 3-4 (2-2 Big Ten) this season. That includes a home loss to Arkansas State and a 56-14 loss at home to Ohio State.

Forde outlines a list of names Nebraska could look at for the new job. He starts with former QB Scott Frost, who has UCF undefeated and ranked in the Top 25. But Forde says while it seems like he would be an obvious choice, Frost will vet the job and be careful.

Forde also mentions Washington State coach Mike Leach, considering Leach could follow his former AD Moos. Leach’s spread offense and outgoing personality would definitely be a culture shock, but Forde says Leach would bring an identity.

Some other names Forde mentions:

  • Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
  • Bret Bielema, Arkansas (and former Wisconsin coach)
  • Greg Schiano, Ohio State DC (and former Rutgers head coach)
  • Joe Moorhead, Penn State OC

After Moos’ hiring, Riley released a statement saying he was looking forward to working with Moos, who comes from Washington State.

“Dee and I had a chance to meet briefly with Bill and Kendra this afternoon, and it was great to reconnect,” Riley said in the statement. “I’ve known Bill for a number of years from our time in the Pac-10 and Pac-12. I have great respect for the job he did at both Oregon and Washington State, and the success he built at those schools. I look forward to working with him in the near future and to talk about our vision for the Nebraska football program.”

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