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Riley, Nebraska raise the bar for third year

Nebraska defensive coordinator Bob Diaco (left) talks with head coach Mike Riley during a spring practice (NTV News)

An improvement from 6–7 to the best start ever as a college coach showed a tremendous amount of progress for Mike Riley from his first year to the second.

"What our expectations are is to establish more of the football and get better at the football, and to obviously grow our culture of what we want this thing to look like, act like, be like, and to continue to recruit at the highest level that we can," said Riley.

For Nebraska, too, in fact. The third–largest regular season turnaround in the 127–year history of Big Red football.

Only raising the bar in house with year three on the horizon.

"We all know the goals, we all know what has to be done that way. So we're just kind of trying to rise the boat kind of all around the program, and I feel good about that," Riley says.

Changes to the coaching staff also bringing an increased level of anticipation from within the program and abroad, most notably defensive coordinator Bob Diaco.

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