BREAKING: Nebraska Fires Head Football Coach Mike Riley

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have fired head coach Mike Riley following their 56-14 loss to Iowa on Friday, which dropped their record to 4-8 on the season.

The rumors surrounding Mike Riley's future as head coach of the Huskers started when the school fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst in September citing a lack of on-field success. That seemed to put the nail in the coffin for Riley, though school officials remained adamant that they wouldn't make a decision on Riley's future until after the season.

Nebraska was just 19-19 in three seasons under Riley, and the program has clearly taken a step back - and is nowhere near where fans and boosters expect it to be. A loss to Northern Illinois early in the season and a four-game losing streak to end the year is what ultimately did Riley in.

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With Riley now officially out, Nebraska is expected to offer the job to UCF head coach Scott Frost, who has led the Knights to a perfect 11-0 regular season record and a top 15 ranking.

The former Nebraska quarterback has been the coach most linked to the Huskers head job, and they're reportedly ready to offer him a seven-year, $35 million deal.

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