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Mike Riley is new Nebraska coach after 14 seasons at Oregon State, will be introduced Friday

  • FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2012, file photo, Oregon State head coach Mike Riley smiles before the start of an NCAA college football game against BYU in Provo, Utah. Nebraska has hired Riley as its new football coach on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, replacing the fired Bo Pelini. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2012, file photo, Oregon State head coach Mike Riley smiles before the start of an NCAA college football game against BYU in Provo, Utah. Nebraska has hired Riley as its new football coach on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, replacing the fired Bo Pelini. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2012, file photo, Oregon State coach Mike Riley looks on from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon in Corvallis, Ore. Nebraska has hired Riley as its new football coach on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, replacing the fired Bo Pelini.  (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2012, file photo, Oregon State coach Mike Riley looks on from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon in Corvallis, Ore. Nebraska has hired Riley as its new football coach on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, replacing the fired Bo Pelini. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)  (The Associated Press)

Nebraska has hired Oregon State's Mike Riley as its new football coach, replacing the fired Bo Pelini.

Athletic director Shawn Eichorst announced Riley's hiring on Thursday. Riley has spent 14 seasons over two tenures at Oregon State, leading the Beavers to 93 wins and a 6-2 record in bowl games.

Riley is a native of Idaho and a graduate of Alabama, where he played for Paul "Bear" Bryant. Riley will be introduced at a news conference Friday. He'll take over immediately but will not coach the Cornhuskers in their bowl game. Nebraska assistant Barney Cotton is interim head coach.

Oregon State finished this season 5-7 overall, 2-7 in the Pac-12.