Former Nebraska coach Mike Riley lands job with new Alliance of American Football team
The new Alliance of American Football announced its eighth and final city on Thursday, and also named a new coach and GM for the squad.
According to ESPN.com, former Nebraska coach Mike Riley will be the San Antonio squad’s new head coach, and former Dallas Cowboys FB Darryl “Moose” Johnston will be the general manager.
The Alliance now has teams in Salt Lake City, Birmingham, Orlando, Atlanta, Memphis, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio, and is excited to play at the Alamodome:
“Not only does San Antonio have a large population of football fans, it has a first-class stadium to host them in,” says Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO of the league. “The Alamodome is a perfect backdrop for Alliance San Antonio, and we are eager to give this city a competitive team, led by coach Mike Riley, that they can rally around and support.”
Riley went 19-19 in three seasons at Nebraska, bottoming out with a disappointing 4-8 season in 2017.