• Riley says Huskers hit their marks in 20-man recruit class

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley said the Cornhuskers hit their marks in signing three wide receivers and four offensive linemen in their 20-man class Wednesday. The Cornhuskers landed five players rated as four-star recruits by 247sports.com, and three of them already are on campus as January enrollees. The Huskers also...

  • Will Bob Diaco be the spark that the Nebraska Football team needs?

    For most football programs, the offseason is treated as a time to be out on the recruitment trail and find the future stars for your program. The Nebraska Football program has been covering a lot of territory during the process but had an unexpected surprise from head coach, Mike Riley, this weekend. The...

  • Ex-UConn coach Diaco new Nebraska defensive coordinator

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Former UConn head coach Bob Diaco has been named the new defensive coordinator at Nebraska. UConn fired Diaco last month after three straight losing seasons. Nebraska coach Mike Riley hired Diaco to take over a Nebraska defense that struggled in the most important games. He replaces Mark Banker, who...

  • Nebraska fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker on Wednesday after the unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers’ most important games. Banker coached with Riley for 20 years, including 14 years at Oregon State and the last two at Nebraska. ”I want to thank Mark for his...

  • Cornhuskers’ Riley fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley has fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker, whose unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers’ most important games. Riley also announced Wednesday that defensive backs coach Brian Stewart and director of player personnel Ryan Gunderson are leaving the program to pursue other opportunities. Banker coached with...