LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) The director of athletics in Nebraska, Bill Moos, estimates that it will take two or three years to return the football program to a level of competitiveness more in keeping with its traditional place as one of the blue bloods of the college games. He has a list of half a dozen names of coaches that he believes could do the job.
Mike Riley was fired on Saturday after a 4-8 season ended in losses in six of the last seven games, including a 56-14 loss to Iowa on Friday. Riley had a record of 19-19 with lost records in two of his three seasons.
Except to say he's considering UCF coach Scott Frost, Moos offered no clues about other possible Riley successors.