Nebraska is a great state. Omaha is an underrated town, manageable and the people are really nice, as are most Nebraskans I've encountered. Lincoln is a lot of fun, too. The whole state worships their football team. I mean, winters are gross but they're gross everywhere across the Midwest. Everyone thinks Nebraska is ugly and flat, but that's because they've only taken I-80 through the Platte (French for "flat") River valley. Once you get up over the bluffs it's all rolling countryside, farmland giving way to beautiful ranching country.
The Nebraskan personality really suits a Tressel-type. The fans wanted Tressel but Riley looks like their runner-up. A weird hire, in a way, but it makes sense once you spend time out there. Pelini was just too caustic personally for the Nebraskan identity. I don't know if Riley will be a good coach there, but they'll be happy they have a calm and steady guy at the helm. They would have endured 9-win seasons if Pelini had been less temperamental, if their teams had been more consistent and less up and down.