BEND, OR -- OSU head football coach Mike Riley is going to the University of Nebraska to head up its football program. Sportscaster Jay Reese has worked for Oregon State Broadcasting. He tells KBND News he wasn't surprised. "I don't think a lot of us were. I just got back from doing a broadcast last week. There was a feeling there needed to be a change, but most people felt it would happen next year. But it's good for both parties. Mike reached the end of a 14 year stint. It's a new start for him without a huge buyout on a contract."
Riley spent 14 season over two tenures at OSU, leading the Beavers to 93 wins and a 6 and 2 record in bowl games. This year OSU finished the season 5-7, overall 2-7 in the Pac 12.