LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Mike Riley is a month away from opening practice for his first season as the Nebraska head coach.
Riley, who turns 62 on Monday, originally planned to retire at Oregon State. But when athletic director Shawn Eichorst called after he fired Bo Pelini, Riley couldn't pass up the opportunity to see what he could accomplish leading one of the winningest programs in college football history.
"There was the intrigue of Nebraska and the intrigue of a new league. My wife and I said we have time for one more great adventure, so we said, `Let's do this,'" Riley said.