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Players and media react to Riley

Several Huskers, former Nebraska players and national analysts gave their opinions on Nebraska's hiring of Mike Riley Thursday morning...
Current players
Love most about the hire, a lot of NFL coaching and some playing experience on the staff... can't wait to meet them- Michael Rose-Ivey (@Rose_IveyNB15) December 4, 2014
Welcome @Coach_Riley- Steve (@StepDaddyFinnin) December 4, 2014
You can go off on me if u want I'm loyal to the man that gave me an opportunity to play here & the AD who did...both are no longer here- Josh Mitchell (@J_Mitch05) December 4, 2014
Lol y'all fired Bo for Mike Riley? Good thing I'm out ✌️ gona enjoy this last one with my brothers then peace- Josh Mitchell (@J_Mitch05) December 4, 2014
I do it for these guys dnt get it twisted pic.twitter.com/XhljWg0yQm- Josh Mitchell (@J_Mitch05) December 4, 2014
Playbook please!! Back to ballin! 🏈- DeMornay Pierson-El (@ThtPiersonElKid) December 4, 2014
Negativity not a good look man. If that's our coach I support him 100- Daniel Davie (@Davie_CB) December 4, 2014
👀- David Santos (@DSantos41) December 4, 2014
Love this hire, let's get to work!! #GBR- Drew Brown (@Drewdbrown34) December 4, 2014
Welcome to the family @Coach_Riley- DUtter (@DylanUtter66) December 4, 2014
I hope he bring that jet sweep with him like how he used Jacquizz Rodgers for @ThtPiersonElKid ... that's 6 all day everyday !!- Michael Rose-Ivey (@Rose_IveyNB15) December 4, 2014
Former players
Husker Nation you're in Great Hands " with Shawn Eichorst & Mike Riley. They know & respect Nebraska more the you will ever know !! 👍- Steve Taylor (@Tmadeqb9) December 4, 2014
Good Hire by NU today. #GOBIGRED #HUSKERS- Tommie Frazier (@TouchdownTommie) December 4, 2014
I like the hire. Mike Riley is a tremendous coach and I believe he will take the Nebraska program where it needs to be.- Ralph D. Brown II (@RalphDBrown) December 4, 2014
After hearing from many people who know Mike Riley personally I am optimistic about the future of @Huskers football.
#huskers #GBR- Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) December 4, 2014
Talking w a couple ppl here who played for, n coached with @Coach_Riley says nothing but really positive things. Time will tell #GBR- Will Compton (@_willcompton) December 4, 2014
Didn't see this one coming but if they like it, I love it.- FABIAN WASHINGTON (@FABEWASH31) December 4, 2014
Welcome to the Husker family Coach Mike Riley! Go Big Red!- Prince Amukamara (@PrinceAmukamara) December 4, 2014
Gut feeling that Mike Riley will be the Tim Miles for our football program. Congrats coach and welcome to the program. #Huskers #MikeRiley- Aaron Taylor (@outland1997) December 4, 2014
Mike Riley, haven't checked your resume but I'm sure our AD has taken into consideration what it takes to lead the Skers so "welcome".. GBR- Eric A Warfield (@Eawarfield44) December 4, 2014
National & local media
Fox's Charles Davis on Riley:"He has one big run left in him as a head football coach, and Nebraska is a great place to try to have that"— Eric Olson (@ericolson64) December 4, 2014
Inspired hire by Nebraska. http://t.co/1n2nLXjU01- Gene Wojciechowski (@GenoEspn) December 4, 2014
I suggested Riley(even as an option for Florida)Riley will bring an incredible staff and resources of National recruiting. @joelklatt agrees- Tim Brando (@TimBrando) December 4, 2014
The Florida Hire and the MOST recent hire of Mike Riley at Nebraska are home runs! Great opportunities for two Superb Coaches and people! Ok- Tim Brando (@TimBrando) December 4, 2014
Mike Riley is a great hire @ Neb. Super fit for both. Good job Huskers- Mack Brown (@ESPN_CoachMack) December 4, 2014
Oregon State has 11 WINNING seasons since 1971 - Riley had 8 of em #Nebraska- Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) December 4, 2014
#Pac12 assistant on Mike Riley: "Our recruiting jobs just got a lot easier. He was the best talent evaluator in the conference by far."- Jeremy Crabtree (@jeremycrabtree) December 4, 2014
Only time will tell but my guess is Mike Riley will bring Nebraska back to national prominence.- Tom Lemming (@LemmingReport) December 4, 2014
Frankly I dont care if fans dont "know much" ab him. Says more ab the fans in question- Aaron Semm (@AaronSemm) December 4, 2014
Riley developed some nice QBs at Ore St: Derek Anderson, Sean Canfield, Matt Moore. All played in NFL. Current guy Sean Mannion good, too.- Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) December 4, 2014
I may be in the minority here but I like the Riley hire for #Huskers better than the McElwain hire for #Gators. Thoughts?- Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) December 4, 2014
If it's done...great hire by @Huskers getting Mike Riley from Oregon State!!- Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 4, 2014
Nebraska has hired not only an excellent coach in Mike Riley, but one of the most approachable, level-headed, likable coaches on the planet- Joe Schad (@schadjoe) December 4, 2014
MIke Riley was always squeezing blood out of a tomato in Corvallis. More infrastructure at Neb. Love the hire.- Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) December 4, 2014
I will say this: If you can win in Corvallis, Ore.--and Mike Riley did a lot of winning--you can probably win anywhere.- Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) December 4, 2014
Mike Riley runs a pro-style offense. Think you'll see a different kind of quarterback in his system than Huskers have had of late.- Brian Bennett (@BennettESPN) December 4, 2014
Nebraska just got a gem. Mike Riley is the nicest coach I've ever been around. Calling him a real class act is an understatement.- Michael Yam (@Mike_Yam) December 4, 2014
Mike Riley does sneaky great job in recruiting and talent eval, especially in TX. Ahead of the curve. Nebraska needs that.- Max Olson (@max_olson) December 4, 2014
Busy now so more later but surprising yet pretty pleasing. Physical well coached teams despite disadvatages. Great human being.- Aaron Semm (@AaronSemm) December 4, 2014
Mike Riley's "record" deserves context...if he were at Boise State the last 10 years he would have been = to or better than Chris Petersen- Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) December 4, 2014
I'm a huge fan of Mike Riley...yes, he is a wonderful person...he is also a GREAT football coach- Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) December 4, 2014
Mike Riley one of the best coaches in the country and a great grab for the Cornhuskers. An exceptional person recruiter and Coach.NEB will- Tom Lemming (@LemmingReport) December 4, 2014
Mike Riley is the most optimistic, pleasant, gracious, accommodating HC in CFB. They'll absolutely love him in Nebraska.- Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) December 4, 2014
I will say this: If you can win in Corvallis, Ore.--and Mike Riley did a lot of winning--you can probably win anywhere.- Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) December 4, 2014
I don't think #Huskers fans realize what a well respected game coach Riley is and how hard it is to win in Corvallis- Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) December 4, 2014
Just landed to news of Mike Riley to Nebraska. Truly stunning - but that is a GREAT hire.- George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) December 4, 2014
Complete 180 from what we've seen in terms of style/demeanor..Has had to thrive in less than ideal situations. W-L doesn't tell the story.- Damon Benning (@damonbenning) December 4, 2014
Heard #Nebraska was determined to hire a "really good guy who ppl in the community would like" well, Mike Riley is that. Otherwise, stunning- Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 4, 2014
Mike Riley fits what #Huskers need on trail. Very innovative recruiter. Great use of social media, edits and yes even airplanes. Love hire.- Jeremy Crabtree (@jeremycrabtree) December 4, 2014
For the record I love Mike Riley, great man and a great coach. I think he has a chance to be a success but it is a gamble- Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody) December 4, 2014
I suggested Riley(even as an option for Florida)Riley will bring an incredible staff and resources of National recruiting. @joelklatt agrees- Tim Brando (@TimBrando) December 4, 2014
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