OSU’s Mike Riley poached by Nebraska

Riley to be introduced as Huskers head coach Friday

In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Oregon State University football coach Mike Riley yells at an official during an NCAA college football game against of Utah in Corvallis, Ore. Nebraska has hired Riley as its new football coach on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, replacing the fired Bo Pelini. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen, File)
In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, former Oregon State University football coach Mike Riley yells at an official during an NCAA college football game against of Utah in Corvallis, Ore. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen, File)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska has hired Oregon State’s Mike Riley as its new football coach, replacing the fired Bo Pelini.

Athletic director Shawn Eichorst announced Riley’s hiring on Thursday. Riley has spent 14 seasons over two tenures at Oregon State, leading the Beavers to 93 wins and a 6-2 record in bowl games.

Riley is a native of Idaho and a graduate of Alabama, where he played for Paul “Bear” Bryant. Riley will be introduced at a news conference Friday. He’ll take over immediately but will not coach the Cornhuskers in their bowl game. Nebraska assistant Barney Cotton is interim head coach.

Oregon State finished this season 5-7 overall, 2-7 in the Pac-12.

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