Mike Riley is for sale on Craigslist
Mike Riley hasn’t exactly earned himself stability in Lincoln.
The first-year Nebraska coach has the program off to its worst pre-November start ever after losing to one-win Purdue. Naturally, Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst penned a letter to fans asking for their patience and support.
Some fans did not want to listen to that. In fact, they went in the opposite direction.
Somebody actually put an ad up on Craigslist claiming that Mike Riley was for sale. Really.
Here’s what the ad had to say.
“This football coach was taken in at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln eleven months ago, saved from a sad situation in Corvallis, OR. We assumed that, given a better, more luxurious home, he would adapt to his surroundings and thrive in his new environment. This hasn’t been the case. It’s now clear that a larger home with greater responsibilities is not the place for him. He would be better off with a gentler home where less is expected of him.
Despite his failures during his time in Nebraska, he is still unbelievably nice (almost to a fault). No matter what the situation, he can be seen with a smile, whether that’s what you want from him or not. He is kind and calm, and won’t disrupt you or upset anyone in charge of him with his behavior. That’s why we brought him in in the first place (his predecessor had behavioral issues that no one could solve).
We believe if brought to a quaint, humble home he would be a beloved addition. His demeanor will convince you that everything will be okay with him around (the effect may wear off after ~8 months). But we are more than willing to give him away if anyone would like to take him.
P.S. If interested, we may also be able to come to a deal on an athletic director in a similar situation.”
The only question is, did the ad get any serious offers?