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CFB News and Notes: Mike Riley Named New HC at Nebraska, Florida Tabs Jim McElwain


According to media reports, Oregon State Beavers head coach Mike Riley has been named new head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Riley, 93-80 in 14 seasons in Corvallis, went 5-7 this past year, replaces Bo Pelini, who went 9-3.

Colorado State Rams head coach, Jim McElwain agreed to a six-year contract worth $3.5 million a year to become the new head coach of the Florida Gators.  Florida agreed to the Rams $7.5 million buyout clause in agreeing to pay Colorado State $3 million over the next six years, host the Rams in Gainesville in 2017-20, with a $2 million payout as well as McElwain paying Colorado State $2 million, per USA Today.

McElwain, 52, went 22-16 in three seasons at Colorado State and 10-2 with the Rams this past season. A former offensive coordinator of SEC rival Alabama, McElwain’s two national titles and knowledge of the SEC made him Florida’s main target in replacing the much-maligned Will Muschamp, who was fired after four years.

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