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Pressure to win comes early for some college coaches

Pressure to win comes early for some college coaches

If you own a car with heated seats, then you know how it feels. Things can get warm awfully quick.

Heading into late September, the switch has definitely flicked “on” for several top college coaches around the country, beginning with Nebraska’s Mike Riley.

One of the nicest guys in the game, Riley got a one-year contract extension last week but understood the magnitude of Saturday’s 21-17 loss to Northern Illinois when he said: “This will sound like an understatement but we are just really, bitterly disappointed.”

More importantly, his boss – athletic director Shawn Eichorst – echoed that sentiment to reporters, saying that he was “angry” and “frustrated” and that “we...

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