LINCOLN, Neb. - Apparently new Nebraska head football coach Mike Riley hasn’t thought about the “R” word. He might be 61-years old, but the head coach was smiling about the subject when brought up in a question to athletic director Shawn Eichorst on Friday morning.
The question that got the response:
“It’s always surprising when somebody says I’m 61,” Riley told the pool of mostly beat reporters after the press conference. “It doesn’t quite connect with me. Shawn is right, I have never felt like an end game retirement. Dee (wife) and I have never discussed it. I feel great for coaching for hopefully many more years.”
When asked if 60 was the new 40?
“I hope so,” said Riley.