When Nebraska fired Bo Pelini (which was defensible), I, like most people with an operating brain-spine connection, was a bit baffled by his replacement: Oregon State's Mike Riley, a 61-year-old who hadn't loss less than four games a season since 2004.
But, after watching Riley's title game appearance on ESPN's Film Room, I came away impressed with Nebraska's new frontman. He's quiet, but well-spoken (the opposite of Pelini) and the dude clearly knows his football.
And since all good coaches know recruiting is 24/7, Nebraska is out there getting after it today:
— Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) January 15, 2015
Passive-aggressive headline aside, and maybe this is me still being drunk off championship goodwill, but I think Nebraska is going to be alright under ol' Mike Riley. I don't think he'll ever be confused for Urban Meyer, but thankfully for Ohio State fans, we don't need him to be.