Riley acknowledges disappointment


LINCOLN --- Even Glenn Frey didn't have words for this kind of November heat in Lincoln.

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley not living under a rock. He knows the fans of Husker football are uncomfortable with both a 4-6 record and the way a proud program is being handled by other teams who were sub-.500.

"Obviously a very disappointing weekend," Riley said at Monday's weekly press conference. "I fully understand whatever those differing thoughts and opinions might be."

And in the same breath, he powers forward for the final two games of the season.

"We've got ourselves a situation where we have a big, big job ahead and absolutely doing everything we can to prepare our team for the next game. That's what's looming in front of us and our coaches right now are focused on our team and being with our groups, focusing on real things that can help them as I've mentioned before and continuing to recruit," says Riley.

Regarding injury updates, the most important information released was on Tanner Lee, who was put in concussion protocol, so his status for Saturday's game at Penn State is a day–to–day situation. Patrick O'Brien is working this week as the starter until a decision on Lee is made and Andrew Bunch is the No. 2 option.

The Huskers and Penn State are playing at Beaver Stadium in front of another national television audience, this time a 3 p.m. start, Saturday, on FS1.

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