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Mike Riley shockingly leaves Oregon State for Nebraska
Mike Riley shockingly leaves Oregon State for Nebraska

If Nebraska was looking for the coaching antithesis of bad-boy Bo Pelini, boy, did they get their man. In a move that shocked everyone from Corvallis to Council Bluffs, Nebraska on Thursday pried Mike Riley away from Oregon State. Pelini averaged nine wins a year in Lincoln but grated people with his rages, rants and antics. Riley, conversely, is considered the nicest man in college football. It was thought Riley was chained to Corvallis, Ore., until death did he part, but Nebraska caught him at a vulnerable time. Riley, who turns 62 in July, must have come to the conclusion he had only one, big, move left. He was disconsolate after last week’s thrashing by Oregon left...

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