Big Ten Football: Ranking the head coaches for 2015

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Dec 5, 2014; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Mike Riley poses for the media at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Riley was the head coach of Oregon State the last twelve seasons going 93-80. Riley won six bowl games in his time with the Beavers and took a team that constantly finished in the bottom of the Pac 12 and turned them into a winning program. Nebraska fans have had success the last few years, but they are hungry for titles and anything short of that will be a failure for Riley.

His tenure begins in a few short weeks and it will be fun to see how it turns out for the affable head coach.

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Mike Riley

Head Coach, Nebraska

Mike Riley is beginning his first year at Nebraska and we have no idea how it will turn out. It will be interesting to see how he handles being a Cornhusker coach, the last guy Bo Pelini did not handle it well at all.

Riley is the kind of guy you wish your grandfather was like. He sort of soothes your soul when he speaks and you just know he doesn’t even have the ability to scream or be mean. In other words, the exact opposite of Bo Pelini. Is this what Nebraska needs as a head coach? Only time will tell for one of the most successful programs in college football history. Riley will remind Cornhusker fans of legend Tom Osborne, but can he win like Osborne?

Riley was the head coach of Oregon State the last twelve seasons going 93-80. Riley won six bowl games in his time with the Beavers and took a team that constantly finished in the bottom of the Pac 12 and turned them into a winning program. Nebraska fans have had success the last few years, but they are hungry for titles and anything short of that will be a failure for Riley.

His tenure begins in a few short weeks and it will be fun to see how it turns out for the affable head coach.

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