Nebraska football coach Mike Riley agreed to a one-year extension that keeps him under contract until 2020 “earlier this year,” the school’s president told The Omaha World-Herald’s Lee Barfknecht.
Not only that, but Nebraska president Hank Bounds told the World-Herald:
“I have great confidence in Mike, to extend his contract to four years. I expect us to compete, and I have every confidence that we’ll extend it again in December.”
Riley coached for 14 years at Oregon State before coming to Nebraska. His career record stands at 109-92. The World-Herald report adds that university chancellor Ronnie Green requested an extension for Riley earlier this year, but the athletic department was not able to immediately provide the date. The report also says Bounds requested an additional extension for Riley and an extension for athletic director Shawn Eichorst earlier this year, but Bounds decided to revisit those in December.
“The extension given to Mike is indicative of our great belief in his leadership of our program,” Eichorst told the World-Herald, “and in our future with him at the helm.”