LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Mike Riley has long admired the loyalty of Nebraska fans. It's part of why he took the coaching job.
He is discovering how unforgiving some of them can be.
The Cornhuskers are 2-3, the school's worst start since 1959, and a segment of the fans so quick to embrace the genial Riley now are wondering about his fitness for the position. Their rancor on social media and radio shows especially came to the fore after a poor play-calling decision allowed Illinois enough time to drive for the winning touchdown on Saturday.