Riley Surprised, Saddened By Eichorst Firing

Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says he was surprised and “flat-out saddened” by the firing yesterday of athletic director Shawn Eichorst.

Riley said “the things put in place to help develop young people were great and the support that we (coaches) got was at the highest level.”

Riley said the football coaches are “just going to continue to do our job,” admitting “we need to have better weekends.”

The Huskers open Big Ten play tomorrow by hosting Rutgers.  Kickoff is set for 2:30.  The pre-game show starts at 9:30 on News Talk 900 KJSK and will be joined at 2 on KLIR 101.