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Dienhart: Nebraska fires Mike Riley, turns the page again

Nebraska is turning the page … again. In what has become a familiar story, the Cornhuskers have fired another head coach. This time, Mike Riley has been asked to clean out the big desk in the corner office of the Nebraska football complex.

Watch Mark Dantonio, Mike Riley talk about wild finish

“What did you see on Nebraska’s touchdown play?” [ MORE: Watch Nebraska celebrate in locker room | Gerry DiNardo explains ruling | Hear from Mark Dantonio & Mike Riley | Huskers.com: Social media reaction ] “Did you get an explanation on the last play?” “Did you see the replay?” Mark Dantonio got plenty of questions about Nebraska’s game-winning 30-yard touchdown with 17 seconds left, which led to a devastating 39-38 loss for the Spartans on Saturday night. “Controversial play at the end,” Dantonio said. “They should have never been down there in the first place.” Dantonio’s entire opening statement and his

Which first-year Big Ten coach wins the most games in 2015?

Which first-year Big Ten coach will win the most games in 2015: Nebraska’s Mike Riley, Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst or Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh? Each is off to a 1-1 start this season. And each coach teems with promise and potential. I asked some leading college football media members what they thought. Read what they told me. Bill Bender, Sporting News: Paul Chryst. Look at the schedule. No Ohio State, Michigan State or even Michigan. The Badgers’ schedule is set up for at least nine wins; maybe more if they can win at Nebraska and Minnesota. [ MORE: Week 3 schedule |

Watch Nebraska present Mike Riley with game ball on Saturday night

It came a week later than expected, but Nebraska carded its first win of the Mike Riley era Saturday night. [ MORE: Best of Week 2 | Power Rankings | Week 2 picks revisited | New Week 2 uniform designs | What Tom Dienhart learned | Gerry DiNardo’s Week 2 takes | Dienhart: Is OSU using QBs correctly? | Week 2 scores, stats & recaps ] There was little drama about the outcome, too, a nice change from Week 1, when BYU stunned the Huskers with a last-second Hail Mary to snap their nation’s best 29-game winning streak in season

Watch Nebraska coach Mike Riley's Big Ten Media Day press conference

Here’s Nebraska football coach Mike Riley’s full media conference from Big Ten Football Media Days. Also today on BTN/BTN2Go: Watch our four-hour “BTN Live” at 3 p.m. ET for more Big Ten football interviews and analysis. On Saturday, BTN will air a Kickoff Luncheon Special at 7 p.m. ET, hosted by Dave Revsine. Coaches will join BTN’s lead studio host to discuss the upcoming season. Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State’s Joshua Perry will speak on behalf of the players in attendance. BTN is the sports fan’s home for championship football in 2015, as Ohio State begins its title defense on

Nebraska releases new hype video, narrated by Mike Riley

With spring practice set to begin on March 7, and the Huskers' spring game scheduled for April 11, Nebraska released a new football hype video, which is narrated by new head coach Mike Riley.