Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says he remains confident in the future of the program despite Saturday’s 55-45 loss to lowly Purdue that dropped the Huskers’ record to 3-6.
Discontentment with the season prompted Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst to issue a statement via twitter expressing support for his first year coach.
Riley says he has always felt supported by the administration and understands fans who are unhappy with the results.
“There is no doubt we have failed in the eyes of what everybody wants to do. That is a given”, said Riley. “We own all of that but we can fix it.”
Riley says while the results are unacceptable they also show the Huskers are not that far away. Five of their losses have been by a total of 13 points.
“Could we make a few different plays to win those games?”, asked Riley. Your season plays out on those games.”
The Huskers return home on Saturday to host sixth ranked Michigan State. The Spartans are 8-0.