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Discussion in 'Husker Board' started by nudan92, Sep 21, 2017.
That will be a decision for the new AD. I'm sure Riley will coach the season.
I need names.
Until you can put a name in the AD job it is roaring fire.
But we just did that, or did 2007-2014 not happen?
I don't think anyone thinks Riley himself was anything but a reach.
I like Riley, and I hope he succeeds, but he was on nobody but apparently Eichorsts list before his hire.
Same with Callahan, and to a certain degree, Pelini.
And put the athletic departments budget in shambles all while canceling two high level programs! Sounds like a dream hire.
Let's be honest. The reason they did it now is because they want to get an AD hired in plenty of time to hire Riley's replacement. Riley's days are numbered unless they have a humongous turnaround this season.
Haven't been on the board since before the NIU game. Listened to the game on the way back from a XC meet. Bitterly disappointed. The Tanner Lee option looks pretty shaky. Seems we don't have the Oline play for this type of offense.
If Eichorst was fired as a result of Saturday, I put that in the overreaction basket. If we fire Riley after 3 seasons (and telegraph that firing this season), on top of firing two coaches who won at a very good clip before that, well, what coach looks at that and says, I gotta be in Lincoln. Frosty might even well stay where blue chip recruits are within driving distance.
how much money is the athletic dept going to be paying people to NOT work in Lincoln?
Trev isn't qualified to run a middle school, let alone a college or university athletic department. He has made hard decisions that shouldn't have been made at all and his communication has been out of three sides of his head. Maybe he should go into politics. I will support nothing that he is associated with.
Wrong again. We could pull a name out of a hat and it would be a better choice than the guy that we just fired. We won't tolerate another piss-poor hire at the AD position. Harvey Perlman is gone, and won't be a part of this hiring process. He put very little thought into the hire of Eichorst, because he didn't care about athletics. He just took the word of someone else and made the shitty hire. It won't happen this time.
No chance. The new AD isn't going to be in place before a decision to fire Riley this year comes to pass. Green will have to fire Riley.
I get why many on here think this is reactionary and not good for the program.
I also get why people are really pissed when they see NO PROGRESS with the team, and even regression, in year three. You can call this a reactionary move or you can view it as proactive. When you hire a coach who has never been very successful at any school, and when that coach hires many, many bad assistants he has to fire, and when in year three it looks like the team is undisciplined and poorly coached in fundamentals, and when you lose to NIU and almost lose to Arky State... well... maybe somebody with some balls and vision is saying "this time we aren't waiting seven years. Only someone who is football stupid could miss what direction we are headed."
I suspect this firing is like the firing of Peterson. The new AD will come in and say "no decisions have been made" and will let the season unfold. If Riley turns it around then he stays. If we suck and the season goes south, he goes. And in the meantime the new AD starts looking for a potential new coach
Trev doesn't want the job.
unless they already know who they want
This is so spot on it is not even funny!
I heard Purdue has great recruits. That's why they are playing better.
That is exactly the negative recruiting which will likely take place, but ironically, it is probably what will happen in the future too.
This is a knee-jerk, reactionary decision. There is no way in hell they have a guy already in place. Unless they name an interim like they did with Osborne, and with the stroke of Osborne, no AD in their right mind takes the job and his first decision is to fire a coach. Any AD with a brain would say, if you want the coach fired, you fire him and I will hire the next guy. Especially after they way Eichorst was done. After all wasn't he brought in to fire Pelini?????/
This was about budget...guaranteed...both now and into the future. The big money people surely turned on Eichorst and the Chancellor had no choice.
We have lost 6 out of our last 9 games. One of the losses was the 2nd worst in program history. Early betting predictions had us at a 6 win total. Now that Riley has his QB, the only thing we lead the country in is interceptions.
While the timing might be 3 or 4 weeks early, this shouldn't come as a surprise. We're fresh off a home loss to a MAC team.
Wow, some people can't see the wall in front of them !
we shall see how Scott does. So far, he hasn't been impressive.
Yeah, things have really improved without him. We cannot hire a less competent AD.
That does at least make sense of the timing.
Everybody can see clearly Mike Riley is driving this program into a burning ditch of incompetence. How much longer can you go down that path. And you can't fire the coach and leave an incompetent AD to hire the next. This is just step one in the inevitable. Why wait ?
Absolutely. Rutgers hired a guy to save a recruiting class after Greg Schiano went to the NFL and that quick hire (plus a few other things) set the program back a decade or more. Plus a wrong hire will not develop the guys you're trying to save in this class.
We aren't as fortunate as Penn State
I'm not sure how you define "impressive."
First off, I'm certainly intrigued by the idea of bringing Scott Frost to Nebraska for several reasons (championship pedigree, was exposed to some of football's brightest coaches, and yes, he's from here), but I'm not all-in on Frost as our solution. If I thought Nebraska could get a Dan Mullen or someone a little more established, I'm certainly in support of that.
Now onto the "hasn't been impressive" statement. Help me understand how a performance is not impressive when you inherit a team that won zero games and in the very next season gets the team to a bowl game with a regular season 6-6 record. That same team that only two years ago failed to win a game was predicted to finish second in the AAC in only his second year. That same team is playing on the road this weekend to Maryland (team who beat Texas on the road) and they are only a field goal underdog.
Yeah-at least when Pederson was fired, we had TO to come in and calm things down. This time, there is nobody of his stature waiting in the wings to take over. This is all about trying to make people feel good now, but after that wears off, people are going to start realizing that finding a good replacement may not be so easy.
Exactly. Do people actually think that highly regarded ADs haven't built relationships with quality head coaches along the way? We're Nebraska. We aren't going to do this the same way Harvey did it this time.
We haven't sniffed how poorly our athletic department would have had to be performing to higher an AD that was an associate AD at Wisconsin and was failing at Miami. We were winning 9 or 10 games a season when Eichorst was hired. If people want to talk about an impetuous hire, look no further than Harvey's hiring of Eichorst.
I think this gives Riley some breathing room. It will take some time to get the new guy in. Barring five wins or less I think the new guy keeps Riley around for another year.
Solich was in exactly the same boat for you youngins. Steve Pederson was brought in late in the year (after Bill Byrne moved on) and should have fired Frank in 2002 with Nebraska going 6-6 (and then added a 7th loss). However, Steve kept Frank on, let Frank hire new assistants and the 2003 team won 10 games. Firing him in 2003 was one of the most inane things an AD has done.
If Riley tanks this year and goes 6-6, he gets another year. If his team wins ten games next year, lets hope the new AD doesn't repeat Steve's mistakes.
The basketball team has been a roller coaster ride with multiple players leaving the team the last couple of years and poor play down the stretch. I am sure that Eichorst's inability to address this situation had something to do with his firing along with the bad start of the football team this season.
I hope that the Regents have someone already in mind. The timing of this firing seems very odd but I think that they thought that things were going to get worse for the football team and they felt that they needed to get a new AD in place to evaluate what is going on. This would give the new AD enough time to make a decision on Riley and look for his replacement if firing him needs to be done at the end of the season.
That's the only real positive. Gebbia and POB could run some spread offenses
Wow, include me with the group that is surprised this happened now. I just hope it wasn't so reactionary as some have claimed, but rather a vision is in place and a specific plan to move towards that is also in place. Otherwise we are just shuffling the deck again hoping for a better hand.
Watching the press conference online to the Chancellor speaking...decision is not made just on football..but it sure keeps coming alot
Frost hasn't beaten a team with a winning record.
He's beaten up on a bunch of 4-8 squads.