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Nebraska fires Mike Riley after 4-8 season, expected to focus on Scott Frost

Report: Nebraska fires coach Mike Riley

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Saturday that Nebraska football coach Mike Riley has been terminated, effective immediately.

After consulting with university leaders, Moos chose to seek a new coach for the storied football program, which finished with a 4-8 record this season, the team's fewest wins since 1961.

Nebraska was just 19-19 in three seasons under Riley, and the program has clearly taken a step back - and is nowhere near where fans and boosters expect it to be. Moos said he has intermediaries who can speak to coaching agents.

He has six coaches in mind, and has been favoring coaches who are now FBS head coaches. He's in the heat of trying to win a conference championship, he's obviously a Nebraskan and he's getting a lot of attention from several other schools. "But Scott is someone that I am considering but I'm being very sensitive to the fact that he's still coaching a team and he's having a heck of a run". But Nebraska likely will be competing with Florida for Frost's services.

Nebraska nearly certainly will turn to Central Florida Coach Scott Frost to replace Riley. "I am confident our next coach will meet that standard", Moos said.

Iowa's defense also picked off Nebraska QB Tanner Lee 3 times.

After the coaches and players meeting this morning, Quarterback Tanner Lee said we need to keep our heads up and keep moving forward.

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