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BREAKING: Nebraska has fired head coach Mike Riley

Posted: 10:40 AM, Nov 25, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-25 16:57:26Z

Nebraska has fired head coach Mike Riley after three seasons with the program. The firing comes just one day after a 56-14 loss to Iowa. 

The Huskers went 19-19 in Riley's three seasons. 

“Mike Riley has brought tremendous professionalism and energy to the Nebraska football program, but unfortunately, those attributes have not translated to on-field success,” Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “After a thorough review of all aspects of our football program, I have chosen to move in a different direction.”

Linebackers coach Trent Bray has been appointed interim head coach. The focus now shifts to finding a new, permanent head coach for Nebraska. 

“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. I am confident our next coach will meet that standard.”