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Old 12-04-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Patterson, Art Briles and they have to settle for Mike Riley?? Is that a joke??
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:42 PM
 
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So what's the deal with Nebraska football? Did leaving the Big 12 cut off the school's access to Texas recruits as I've been told? I didn't think Nebraska recruited heavily in Texas. After all the Big 8 didn't have a Texas presence.
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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So what's the deal with Nebraska football? Did leaving the Big 12 cut off the school's access to Texas recruits as I've been told? I didn't think Nebraska recruited heavily in Texas. After all the Big 8 didn't have a Texas presence.
I would say yes. I think Nebraska is going to come to regret leaving the Big 12. You no longer play Texas teams which means its going to be harder to recruit the state. And I know they used to have a big presence in California(lawrance phillips) and Florida( Tommie Frazier) but in recent years I don't know if they still heavily recruit those states.
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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eichorst has better jukes than abdullah... wow , unexpected
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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So what's the deal with Nebraska football? Did leaving the Big 12 cut off the school's access to Texas recruits as I've been told? I didn't think Nebraska recruited heavily in Texas. After all the Big 8 didn't have a Texas presence.
Gosh, during Osborne's time they made some pretty serious hay in Texas. Turner Gill, Junior Miller, Rick Berns, Brod Thomas just to name a few. More, recently Rex Burkhead was from Texas.

I think Mike Reilly recruited Texas pretty hard at OSU. He might have more inroads into the state than people think.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:52 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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Totally did not see this hire coming either. Mike Riley to Nebraska is an incredible surprise to me! Certainly wish him and the Cornhuskers the very best.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I was skeptical at first but I've come around on this hire. The guy was a hot commodity not that long ago. Twice he turned down USC and even Alabama. That speaks for itself. He's apparently a really good talent evaluator, recruiter, and teacher.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Waco, TX
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I hope you're right. It seems unimpressive to me, at least on the surface. I haven't followed Oregon State at all, but I know they haven't been winning a whole lot.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:30 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I hope you're right. It seems unimpressive to me, at least on the surface. I haven't followed Oregon State at all, but I know they haven't been winning a whole lot.
Very interesting, indeed.

It almost sounds kinda like a sweetheart deal....perhaps the Nebraska AD and Riley are friends or worked together previously or something of that nature? It's odd that Riley got the gig without any knowledge of the media knowing.

The deal must have been made via phone/text/email without meeting face-to-face.

Pelini averaged 9 win seasons. Riley's track record is nowhere near that good.

It sounds like Nebraska didn't want to pay the big bucks. It could've made a run at Patterson for about 4.5 mil. Apparently the Cornhuskers didn't think he was a proven enough commodity.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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It's odd that Riley got the gig without any knowledge of the media knowing.
Personally, I'm happy when the media is left in the dark. It should happen more often, because they can get a lot of things wrong with their meddling.
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